Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Christoph Boehme
  • Professor, Physics And Astronomy



  • Diplom, Physics, Heidelberg University
  • M.Sc., Physics, North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Physics, University of Marburg

Honors & Awards

  • Silver Medal for Physics and Materials Science. International Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Society, 07/20/2016
  • CAREER Award. National Science Foundation, 01/2010
  • Communication Award of the HMI Berlin. Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin, 07/09/2004
  • IHK Wissenschaftspreis: Science award of the University of Marburg, . Industrial and Trade Chamber Nordhessen, 06/17/2004
  • Dissertation Award Adlershof. Initiativgemeinschaft Außeruniversitärer Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof e.V., 12/2003
  • Phi-Kappa-Phi Membership. Phi-Kappa-Phi Academic Honor Society, 03/20/2000
  • Fulbright-Scholarship. Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 08/1997
  • Hans-Böckler-Scholarship. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, 10/1994


A child of the 1970s, he was born and raised in Oppenau, a small town in southwest Germany, about 20 driving minutes east of the eastern French city of Strasbourg. After High School, obtaining an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering as well as 15 months of civil services caring for disabled people (chosen to avoid the military draft), he moved to Heidelberg, Germany in 1994 in order to study physics. He won a Fulbright Graduate Student Exchance Scholarship in 1997 which brought him to the US for the first time, where he lived in Raleigh, North Carolina and met his wife Kristie. In 2000 he and Kristie moved to Berlin, Germany where they lived for 5 years while he worked for the Hahn-Meitner Institut, a national laboratory. He finished his dissertation work as a graduate student of the University of Marburg in 2002 while still living and working in Berlin where he then also spent an additional three years after graduation to work as a postdoctoral researcher.

He moved to Utah in 2006 to join the U as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted into the rank of Associate Professor and awarded tenure in 2010, promoted to the rank of Professor in 2013 and he served as Associate Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from July 2010 until August 2015. 

In the Media


  • English, fluent.
  • German, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Western Europe