Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Sibylle Günter

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2006




Theoretical Plasma Physics

Contact Details

Business Card at TUMonline


Sibylle Günter studied physics at Rostock University, Germany, and completed her PhD there in 1990. After extended research stays in the USA, she completed her postdoctoral teaching qualification with a thesis on the “Optical properties of dense plasmas” in 1996. She then joined the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) as a member of scientific staff, working in the area of the theory of fusion plasmas. She has, in particular, made seminal contributions to the understanding of the stability of magnetically confined plasmas. In 2000, Sibylle Günter was made a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director at IPP. She has been Scientific Director of IPP and chair of the directorate since 2011. Sibylle Günter is an adjunct professor at the University of Rostock. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech), of the Academia Europaea and a corresponding member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW).


  • Member of the senate of the Max Planck Society (since 2014)
  • Scientific director of the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (since 2011)
  • Adjunct professor at the University of Rostock (since 2001)
  • Head of the Tokamak Theory division, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (2000-2011)
  • Scientist at the University of Rostock (1990-1996) 


  • Bavarian Order of Merit (2017)
  • EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics (2015)
  • Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Ribbon (2013)