Arenholz, Elke

Elke ArenholzAdjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Light Source
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, MS6R2100



Research Areas:  

Development of novel magnetic materials; Photon sciences; X-ray interaction with condensed matter. 


1996    Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, Summa cum laude, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
1992    Diplom in Physics (M.S.), With Honors, Universität Regensburg, Germany

Professional Experience:

2012 – present          Senior Staff Scientist, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2006 – 2012                Staff Scientist, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2000 – 2006                Scientist, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1997 – 1999                 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley


Major Awards:

  • Performance Awards in 2003, 2007, and 2009 recognizing outstanding achievement in support of missions and goals of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Klaus Halbach Award for Innovative Instrumentation at the Advanced Light Source (2005)
  • Tim Renner Award for Outstanding Support to the Advanced Light Source User Community (2001)
  • Miller Research Fellowship Award (1997-1999)
  • Ernst Eckhart Koch Award for most outstanding doctoral thesis in research with synchrotron radiation in Germany in 1996