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Ulf Bissbort

SUTD-MIT Postdoc Fellow


Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Product Development

MIT Advisor: Paola Cappellaro
SUTD Advisor: Dario Poletti


Ulf Bissbort is a SUTD-MIT postdoctoral fellow working in the research groups of Paolo Cappellaro at MIT and Dario Poletti at SUTD. He completed his Ph.D. in 2012 at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, where he worked on dynamics and disorder effects in strongly correlated quantum many-body systems in the group of Walter Hofstetter. He studied at the University of Heidelberg, Queen’s University (Canada), where he worked on strongly interacting 1D quantum gases with Eugene Zaremba and obtained his Diplom at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, where he wrote his thesis on the stochastic mean-field theory for the disordered Bose-Hubbard Model in the group of Walter Hofstetter.


  • T. Uehlinger, G. Jotzu, M. Messer, D. Greif, W. Hofstetter, U. Bissbort and T. Esslinger
    Artificial Graphene with Tunable Interactions

  • U. Bissbort, D. Cocks, A. Negretti, Z. Idziaszek, T. Calarco, F. Schmidt-Kaler, W. Hofstetter and R. Gerritsma
    Emulating Solid-State Physics with a Hybrid System of Ultracold Ions and Atoms
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 080501 (2013). [ abstract,  arXiv:1304.4972 ] see accompanying Physics Synopsis and Press Release
  • U. Bissbort, F. Deuretzbacher and W. Hofstetter
    Effective multi-body induced tunneling and interactions in the Bose-Hubbard model of the lowest dressed band of an optical lattice
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 023617 (2012). [ abstract,  arXiv:1108.6047 ]
  • M. Buchhold, U. Bissbort, S. Will and W. Hofstetter
    Creating exotic condensates through the interplay of quantum phase revival and trap dynamics
    Phys. Rev. A 84, 023631 (2011). [ abstract,  arXiv:1012.5100 ]
  • U. Bissbort, S. Götze, Y. Li, J. Heinze, J. S. Krauser, M. Weinberg, C. Becker, K. Sengstock, W. Hofstetter
    Detecting the Amplitude Mode of Strongly Interacting Lattice Bosons by Bragg Scattering
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 205303 (2011). [ abstract,  arXiv:1010.2205 ]
  • D. Semmler, J. Wernsdorfer, U. Bissbort, K. Byczuk and W. Hofstetter
    Localization of correlated fermions in optical lattices with speckle disorder
    Phys. Rev. B 82, 235115 (2010). [abstract arXiv:1009.3438 ]
  • U. Bissbort, R. Thomale, and W. Hofstetter
    Stochastic Mean-Field Theory: Method and Application to the disordered Bose-Hubbard Model at finite Temperature and Speckle Disorder
    Phys. Rev. A 81, 063643 (2010). [abstract arXiv:0911.0923 ]
  • U. Bissbort and W. Hofstetter
    Stochastic Mean-Field Theory for the Disordered Bose-Hubbard Model
    EPL 86 (2009) 50007. [abstract arXiv:0804.0007 ]


  • 2013
    Preis der Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderern der Goethe-Universität für den naturwissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs
    (best PhD thesis in the natural sciences)
  • 2008
    Philipp Siedler Prize of the Physikalischer Verein (best diploma thesis in physics)
  • 2002 – 2008
    Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
  • 2004 – 2005
    Scholarship of the Otto Ritter Foundation