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Dr. Kay Brandner

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

E-Mail: kay.brandner[at]




2020 - present

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and proleptic Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

2019 - 2020

Postdoc with Prof. Keiji Saito, Keio University, Japan

​2015 - 2019

Postdoc with Prof. Christian Flindt, Aalto University, Finland

2011 - 2015

PhD in Theoretical Physics with Prof. Udo Seifert, University of Stuttgart, Germany (Thesis)

2006 - 2011

Diploma in Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany


​EPSRC Standard Research Grant EP/V031201/1 (as Co-Investigator)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, 2021 - 2025

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

UK Research and Innovation, Feb 2020 - Jan 2024

Nottingham Research Fellowship

University of Nottingham, Feb 2020 - Jan 2023

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

Research Post as Postdoctoral Researcher (Personal Fellowship)

Academy of Finland, Sep 2016 - Aug 2019

DAAD Short-Term Scholarship for PhD Students

German Academic Exchange Service, Oct 2014 - Jan 2015


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