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Prorector Finance: Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan

Prof. Metin Tolan

Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan – born in 1965 – has held a professorship in experimental physics at the Faculty of Physics of TU Dortmund University since 2001. In 2008 he was appointed member of the rectorate, initially as prorector research and, beginning in 2011, as prorector academic affairs. He assumed office as the prorector finance on 1 September 2016.

From 1984 to 1989, Prof. Tolan studied physics at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, where he completed his PhD in 1993 and his habilitation in 2001. During this period, a number of research projects brought him to the United States. In 2001, he accepted his position at TU Dortmund University. In addition, he also assumed duties as director of the Institute for Accelerator Physics and Synchrotron Radiation. In this function, Tolan substantially contributed to the development of DELTA – globally the only university-based synchrotron radiation source – which has become a highly frequented and sought-after research facility.

Since 2003, Tolan has been a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. From 2004 to 2008, he was dean of the Faculty of Physics at TU Dortmund University. He holds positions in several scientific advisory councils. In 2013 he won the Communicator Award sponsored by the German Research Foundation and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. In 2014, he joined the university council of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel.

The responsibility of the prorector finance includes general affairs in the field of resource allocation at TU Dortmund University and performance evaluation as well as structural development issues of cross-departmental significance.

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Prof. Metin Tolan

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