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About me

I am a theoretical physicist at the University of Graz. My research area resides within the field of theoretical nanophysics with a focus on light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. My group is part of the Solid-State Theory Division at the Institute of Physics. I am teaching various courses on the Bachelor and Master level, and I am chairman of the Paul Urban Scholarship Foundation, the Doctoral School in Physics, and the Doctoral Academy NanoGraz as well as Deputy Editor for Optics Letters.

Links: Google Scholar, ORCID, Research ID, Forschungsportal

University Education

Oct. 2008 to July 2011

Doctoral researcher, Clermont-Ferrand (France) and Stuttgart (Germany)

2002 to 2008 Diploma of physics, University of Stuttgart

Professional Experience

since Aug. 2021 Full Professor, University of Graz
Aug. 2020 to July 2021 Apl. Professor, University of Stuttgart
Aug. 2013 to July 2020 Junior Professor, University of Stuttgart
Aug. 2011 to July 2013

Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Erlangen)

Group of Prof. Dr. Philip St.J. Russell


2019 OSA Senior Membership
2013 Best Ph.D. thesis award of DFH/UFA
2009 Best poster award at TaCoNa conference


Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat.

Thomas Weiss

Institute of Physics
Phone:+43 316 380 - 5228

Consultation by appointment

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