German, PhD Physics, University of Dortmund, 1993.

Michael Krisch Michael Krisch joined the ESRF in 1988 as a trainee, and then as a PhD student in the Optics Group, affiliated with the University of Dortmund. After a year spent abroad at the NSLS, Brookhaven National Laboratory, he returned to the ESRF to participate in the construction and commissioning of beamline ID16 (Inelastic scattering I). In 1996 he became scientist in charge of the ID28 beamline project (Inelastic scattering II), and in 2013 he took over the responsibility of Upgrade beamline ID20 (UPBL6). He served as Deputy Group Head of the High Resolution and Resonance Scattering Group from 2002 to 2009, and as Group Head of the Dynamics and Extreme Conditions Group from 2009 to 2015.

Michael is a solid-state physicist with particular interest in the investigation of the magnetic and electronic structure and dynamics of materials, studies at extremes of pressure and temperature, and X-ray instrumentation.

Michael was Head of the ESRF Instrument Support and Development Division (ISDD) during the period 2015-2019. He was then appointed scientist in charge of the biomedical beamline ID17 at the ESRF from 2019 to 2022. He has been then working in the Director General's Office, following up EU and international science and innovation programmes.