Sabine Maier studied Physics at the University of Basel and graduated in 2003. She then continued in Basel to obtain a PhD in experimental physics with Prof. Ernst Meyer. During her dissertation, she worked one year as a researcher for Prof. Roland Bennewitz at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Next, she moved to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Miquel Salmeron. In 2010, she became assistant professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and was promoted to associate professor in 2016.
In 2014, she received the ERC Starting Grant. Her research focuses on surface physics and chemistry using high-resolution scanning probe microscopy/spectroscopy. Her research group studies mainly the growth as well as the structural and electronic properties of organic and inorganic low-dimensional materials on various surfaces at the atomic scale, including molecular self-assemblies and the on-surface synthesis of low-dimensional carbon materials with tailored electronic properties.
Together with Prof. Meike Stöhr, she is the editor of the thematic issue "Molecular assemblies on surfaces – towards physical and electronic decoupling of organic molecules" in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.
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