Dr. Mujeeb Hashmi, Germany, short CV

Mujeeb Hashmi (photo)Born in Bahraich, India, I grew up in a multiethnical and multicultural family of farmers and secular lawyers in a rural environment at the foothills of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. I moved to Lucknow for college, and obtained a BSc from Lucknow University. Under Piara Singh Gill, at Aligarh University, I participated in studies on cosmic rays in the Himalayas for my MSc in physics. On arrival in Germany, Walter Gerlach of the University of Munich, who was about to retire and withdrew from teaching, advised me to contact Heinz Maier-Leibnitz at the Technische Hochschule Munich (TUM), where I applied as a graduate student. I was accepted, but had to get along by delivering morning-newspapers in the first year. After obtaining a PhD in nuclear physics, I stayed in Maier-Leibnitz’s group as a postdoc until Werner Heisenberg offered me a position at the MPI for Physics and Astrophysics. As a German citizen and tenured research scientist, I held positions with the MPIs for Physics, Plasma Physics and Extraterrestrial Physics as well as the European Community (EAEC/Euratom, Ispra, Italy), temporarily also worked for TRW Inc. (USA) as a scientific consultant in 1977. During the 39 years I spent as a research scientist with the Max Planck Society, terms abroad include BARC (Mumbai, India, 1978) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, 1988).

Fields of Research

Low energy Nuclear Physics (Radiation Shielding, Mössbauer Effect); Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion (Q-Machines, Stellerator, Tokamak, Laser Produced Plasma, Plasma Surface Interaction, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry)

Selected Publications

Hashmi M, Staudenmaier G 2000 Energy Balance of Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion. Physica Scripta 62: 268-276.

Heckl WM, Ohnesorge F, Binnig G, Specht M, Hashmi M 1991 Ring Structures of Natural MoS investigated by Scanning Tunneling and Scanning Force Microscopy. J. Vac. Sci. and Tech. B Part II, Vol. 9: 1072.

Hashmi M, Ertl K, Huang M 1986 Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopic Study of Probes exposed to a Tokamak Plasma. International Journal of Mass Spectroscopy and Ion Processes 72: 263.

Laxhuber L, Möhwald H, Hashmi M 1984 Correlation between Ion Binding and Structure of Fatty Acid Layers. Colloids and Surfaces 10, 225.

Laxhuber L, Möhwald H, Hashmi M 1983 Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of Organized Organic Model Systems. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Physics 51: 93.

Chang CT, Hashmi M 1977 Oscillation Modes of a Laser Produced Plasma Expanding into a Uniform Magnetic Field. Physics of Fluids 20 (3): 533.

Hashmi M, Van der Houven van Oordt AJ, Wegrowe J-G 1970 Production and Study of an Alkali Plasma with Negative Ions. Journal Appl. Phys. 41: 3446.

Hashmi M, Van der Houven van Oordt AJ, Wegrowe J-G 1970 Basic Loss Processes in Thermally Ionized Magneto-Plasmas (I and II). Nuclear Fusion 10: 163 and 173.

Hashmi M, Van der Houven van Oordt AJ, Wegrowe J-G 1970 On the Oscillator Strength of the Resonance Transition of SR+. Journal of Quant. Spectr. & Rad. Res. 10: 297.

Hashmi M, Van der Houven van Oordt AJ, Wegrowe J-G 1969 Diffusion and Recombination in a Q-Device. Proc. Of the III International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Novosibirsk, USSR, August 1-7 1968 (IAEA, Vienna), Vol I: 675-681.

Hashmi M, Van der Houven van Oordt AJ, Wegrowe J-G 1968 Langmuir Probes compared with other Diagnostic Techniques in a Q-Device. Nuclear Fusion 8: 197.

D’Angelo N, Eckhartt D, Grieger G, Guilino E, Hashmi M 1963 Excitation of Low Frequency Waves in a Curved Magnetic Field Geometry. Physical Review Letters 11: 525.

D’Angelo N, Dimock D, Fujita J, Grieger G, Hashmi M, Stodiek W 1963 Particle Losses of a CS-Plasma in a Stellarator. Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Ionization Phenomena in Gases, Paris, France, Vol I: 399-403.

Andrä H, Hashmi M, Kienle P, Stanek F 1963 Mössbauer-Absorption der 77keV Gamma-Strahlung von Au197 in metallischem Gold. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 18a: 687.

Hashmi M 1963 Energieabsorption, Durchdringung und Diffusion von Gamma-Strahlen in einem unendlichen, homogenen Medium. Nukleonik 5: 67.


Hashmi M, Van der Houven van Oordt AJ 1975 Contact ionization ion source. Patent US3864575 A