Members of the group of Manuel Drees:

General Information:

Physikalisches Institut der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Nussallee 12, 53115 Bonn, Germany
+49(228)73xxxx (where xxxx denotes the numbers listed at the individual member's entry.
+49(228)73 3223
By default,, where nn denotes the email-string given at the individual member's entry.

The boss:

Manuel Drees
phone 2224, room W1.018 (in the Wegelerstr. wing of the PI building), email Drees

Secretaries of the theory group:

Christa Börsch, room W2.002, phone 3770, email boersch "at"
Lora Schindler, room W1.011, phone 3247, email lora.schindler "at"
Patricia Zündorf, room W2.026, phone 9540, email Zuendorf


Cong Zhang
phone 9411, room W2.023, email zhangcong.phy "at"
Gerrit Bickendorf
phone 2015, room W2.022 email bickendorf "at"
Lina (she only has one name!)
phone 3162, room W2.024, email leenaafghan123 "at"
Chenhuan Wang
Phone 3718, room W2.021, email s6cnwang "at"
Wenbin Zhao
phone 3718, room W2.021, email wenbin.zhao "at"
Keshav Chaudhary
Phone 2015, room W2.022, email s6kechau "at"

Former Members:

Christian Alig (Diplom 2006), left to obtain his PhD at the LMU (Munich) theoretical astronomy group; now working at the MPE, Munich
Dr. Rouzbeh Allahverdi (2000-2002), now full prof. at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
Hashika Arjun (MSc 2022)
Dr. Masaki Asano (2013-2016), left physics to join a Japanese company working on `big data'
Amitayus Banik (MSc 2019), did his PhD in particle theory in Würzburg, now postdoc at Chungbuk Natl. Univ. in Korea
Dr. Cyrille Barbot (PhD 2003), now working as a `patent engineer' in Munich (and running an NGO helping poor kids in Brazil attend a decent school), in 2023 was ordained a Deacon of the catholic church
Dr. Swasti Belwal (PhD 2018), now working as "product owner" for Siemans Digital Industries in Munich
Dr. Nicolas Bernal (2010-2013), now Senior Research Scientist at New York University, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Nicki Bornhauser (PhD 2013), now team leader at cronn GmbH, a software company in Bonn
Dr. Sascha Bornhauser (PhD 2008), went to a small company in the financial industry in Cologne
Natalia Borodatchenkova (Diplom 2005), left to obtain her PhD in string theory in the LMU (Munich) theory group
Dr. Arindam Chatterjee (PhD 2012), now assistant professor at Shiv Nadar University near Delhi
Dr. Manimala Chakraborti (2016-2018), now postdoc at the Univ. of Southampton
Dr. Siba Prasad Das (2007-2009), now research professor at Shivaji Univ. in Maharashtra, India
Zachary Elgood (MSc 2019), went on to do a PhD at the IFT in Madrid
Dr. Encieh Erfani (PhD 2012), until Sep. 2022 assistant professor at the IASBS, Zanjan, Iran; now (temporarily?) at the ICTP in Trieste
Dr. Pavel Fileviez Perez (PhD 2003), now associate professor at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Benedikt Gaissmaier (PhD 2004), now at Bayerische Landesbank
Dr. Raghuveer Garani (PhD 2017), now assistant prof. at the IIT Madras in Chennai, India
Markus Gross (Diplom 2008), went on to do his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf
Jie Gu (MSc 2011), in 2015 did his PhD in mathematical physics in the group of my colleague Albrecht Klemm; now assistant professor at Southeast University in Nanjing, China
Dr. Fazlollah Hajkarim (PhD 2018), now postdoc in Norman, Oklahoma
Dierck Hillmann (Diplom 2007), went on to do a PhD in biomedical optics with Thorlabs AG in Lübeck; now assoc. prof. at Vrije Universitet Amsterdam
Dr. Iminniyaz Hoernisa (PhD 2007), now assistant professor at Urumqi University, Xinjiang Province, China
Dr. Mitsuru Kakizaki (2005-2008), now associate professor at the University of Toyama in Japan (and married to Eun-Kyung Park)
Dr. Ju Min Kim (PhD 2010), went on to become a patent lawyer in Munich
Bernhard Kirchlechner (Diplom 2002), went on to do a PhD in computer science at the TU Munich
Yong Sheng Koay (MSc 2021), now doing a PhD in Uppsala, Sweden
Dr. Suchita Kulkarni (PhD 2011), now Group Leader in the particle theory group in Graz, Austria
Moritz Meinecke (Diplom 2011), went on to obtain his PhD in particle theory in Münster; recently started his own company (!) working on AI
Dr. Kin-ya Oda (2002-2005), now professor at Tokyo Womens Christian University (even though he is neither), Japan
Bastian Ottensmann (MSc 2023), now working for d-fine consulting in Cologne
Dr. Eun-Kyung Park (2007-2009), joined Hokkaido University as an assistant professor
Dr. Michael Rauch (Diplom 2003), completed his PhD in Munich when I moved to Bonn
Dr. Paulina Rocha Moran (PhD 2019), now working as data scientist in her native Mexico
Dr. Ernany Rossi Schmitz (PhD 2018), now working as "Artitical Intelligence engineer" at a small Brazilian company, of which he is CTO
Benoit Scholtes (MSc 2020), now pursuing a PhD at the Bernstein Center in Freiburg (on applying network methods to brain science)
Dr. Chung Lin Shan (PhD 2007), eventually went back to his native Taiwan
Dr. Meng Shi (PhD 2021), joined a small private company in Shanghai where he is applying the machine learning skills he acquired during his PhD
Julia Volmer (MSc 2013), went on to do a PhD in lattice QCD in Berlin, then working as a software engineer in industry
Dr. David Wright (1999-2000)
Qingjun Xu (PhD 2006), now professor at Hangzhou Normal University, China
Dr. Yong Xu (PhD 2022), now postdoc in Mainz, Germany
Dr. Zhongyi Zhang (PhD 2020), now working for the same company as Meng Shi