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Dr. Wolfgang Lang received his PhD in 1985 from the University of Vienna with investigations of the electrical transport properties of graphite and its intercalation compounds. Already in his early career he established his independent research group focusing on unconventional novel superconductors. Wolfgang received his habilitation (venia docendi) from the Institute of Materials Physics, University of Vienna, in 1996. Dr. Lang was research fellow at the Department of Physics, Princeton University, USA, in 1992, was appointed associate Professor at the University of Vienna in 1997 and has held guest professorships at the University of Rochester, USA, in 1997, and at the Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz, Austria, in 2000. He was topical field executive in the network “Micro@Nanofabrication Austria” from 2004-2007, Austrian representative in the ESF research networking program “Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity” from 2007-2012 and the COST Action “Nanoscale Superconductivity: Novel Functionalities through Optimized Confinement of Condensate and Fields” from 2012-2016, and is presently Austrian management committee member in the COST Actions “Nanoscale Coherent Hybrid Devices for Superconducting Quantum Technologies” and “High-Temperature SuperConductivity for AcceLerating the Energy Transition”. From 2007 to 2009 he headed the research unit "Electronic Properties of Materials" and from 2011 to 2014 he was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna.

Dr. Lang is author/co-author of more than 140 publications in scientific journals, co-editor of a book, and has served as reviewer and advisor for numerous international journals, conferences, universities, and funding organizations. He is also an organizer and a regular invited speaker at international conferences.

Research interests

Dr. Lang's current research interests focus on investigations of electronic transport properties of novel materials, especially under extreme conditions like at high current densities, in ultralow or strong magnetic fields. Ongoing research includes the investigation of order parameter fluctuations, vortex dynamics and pinning in high-temperature superconductors, ion irradiation-solid state interactions, simulation of ion collision cascades, and fabrication of large- area nanostructures by masked or focused helium ion beams.