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Former MSc-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsRenthof 7 35032 MarburgLink: Project A2 (Witte)

AXT, Marleen

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49 6421 28-24135Link: Project B5 (Höfer/Mette)


PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsMainzer Gasse 33 35032 MarburgPhone: +49 6421 28-24219Link: Project B7 (Stolz/SW Koch)

BELZ, Jürgen Dr.

Former PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryLink: Project A5 (Volz)

BERGER, Robert Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-25687Link: Project B8 (Berger)Link: Biography


Quantum chemistry, theoretical chemistry, method development (vibronic structure theory, molecular properties, electroweak quantum chemistry, relativistic quantum chemistry), application (photochemistry, photophysics, theoretical spectroscopy, materials, catalysis)

University Education

1997Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Münster, Dissertation on (translated title:) “Theoretical study on the temperature dependence of vibrational fine structures”, thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Klessinger
1993Diploma degree in Chemistry (Dipl. Chem.), University Münster, supervisor: Prof. Martin Klessinger
1989-1993Studies in Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin and Universität Münster

Professional Experience

since 2014Professor (W3) for Theoretical Chemistry at Philipps-Universität Marburg
2009-2014Professor (W2) at the Clemens-Schöpf Institute, TU Darmstadt
2005-2009Fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), JWG-University Frankfurt and Head of Volkswagen foundation research group
2003-2005Head of junior research group (awarded by Volkswagen foundation), Chemistry Department, TU Berlin
2000-2003Researcher and Liebig-Fellow, Chemistry Department, TU Berlin, Prof. Helmut Schwarz
1997-2000Postdoc, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Prof. Martin Quack
1998-1999Postdoctoral scholarship of the German Research Foundation
1993-1997Research Assistant, University of Münster

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2013Offer for a W3 professorship in Theoretical Chemistry at Philipps-Universität Marburg (accepted)
2012Offer for a chair in Theoretical Chemistry at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (declined)
2012Outstanding Young German Scientist Award Lectureship by the Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, Israel
2009Offer for a professorship (W2) in Quantum Chemistry and Theoretical Organic Chemistry at TU Darmstadt (accepted)
2009Offer for associate professorship at the Center for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, University of Oslo (declined)
2008Hellmann Award of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theoretische Chemie

Selected Publications

  1. H.-C. Jankowiak, J.L. Stuber, R. Berger
    Vibronic transitions in large molecular systems: Rigorous pre-screening conditions for Franck-Condon factors
    J. Chem. Phys. 127, 23410 (2007).
  2. F. P. Diehl, C. Roos, H.-C. Jankowiak, R. Berger, A. Köhn, G. Diezemann, T. Basché
    Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Vibronic Spectra of Perylenecarboximides
    J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 1638 (2010).
  3. S. Coriani, T Kjærgaard, P. Jørgensen, K. Ruud, J. Huh, R. Berger
    Vibronic An Atomic-Orbital-Based Lagrangian Approach for Calculating Geometric Gradients of Linear Response Properties
    J. Chem. Theor. Comput. 6, 1028 (2010).
  4. T. A. Isaev, S. Hoekstra, R. Berger
    Laser-cooled RaF as a promising candidate to measure molecular parity violation
    Phys. Rev. A 82, 052521 (2010).
  5. J. Huh, R. Berger
    Application of time-independent cumulant expansion to calculation of Franck-Condon profiles for large molecular systems
    Faraday Discuss. 150, 363 (2011).
  6. T. A. Isaev, R. Berger
    Electron correlation and nuclear charge dependence of parity-violating properties in open-shell diatomic molecules
    Phys. Rev. A 86, 062515 (2012).
  7. M. Pitzer, M. Kunitski, A. S. Johnson, T. Jahnke, H. Sann, F. Sturm, L. Ph. H. Schmidt, H. Schmidt-Böcking, R. Dörner, J. Stohner, J. Kiedrowski, M. Reggelin, S. Marquardt, A. Schießer, R. Berger, M. S. Schöffler
    Direct Determination of Absolute Molecular Stereochemistry in Gas Phase by Coulomb Explosion Imaging
    Science 341, 1096 (2013).
  8. L. H. Finger, F. Wohde, E. I. Grigoryev, A.-K. Hansmann, R. Berger, B. Roling, J. Sundermeyer
    Access to pure and highly volatile hydrochalcogenide ionic liquids
    Chem. Comm. 51, 10873 (2015).
  9. M. Klues, P. Jerabek, T. Breuer, M. Ohzelt, K. E. Herrmann, R. Berger, G. Witte
    Understanding the F1s NEXAFS Dichroism in Fluorinated Organic Semiconductors
    J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 12693-12705 (2016).
  10. T. A. Isaev, R. Berger
    Polyatomic candidates for cooling of molecules with lasers from simple theoretical concepts
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 063006 (2016).

BEYER, Andreas Dr.

ResearcherPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-22260Link: Project A5 (Volz)


PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: (+49) 6421-28 24133Link: Project A2 (Witte)

BOCQUET, François C. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorForschungszentrum JülichPeter Grünberg Institut (PGI-3)Phone: +49-2461 61-3987Link: Project A12 (Tautz/Bocquet/Kumpf)Link: Biography


Experimental physics, surface vibron spectroscopy, electron specctroscopy, epitaxial graphene, adsorption on semiconductor and metal surfaces

University Education

2012Doctoral degree in Physics, Aix-Marseille Université, France, Dissertation on “From organic molecules to graphene on surfaces: Spectroscopic studies”, thesis advisor: Prof. J.-M. Themlin
2007-2008Master of Science (second year), majoring in Condensed Matter Physics, Université Paris-Sud 11, France
2006-2007Master of Science (first year), majoring in Theoretical Physics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
2003-2006Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics, Université Joseph Fourier, France

Professional Experience

since 2016Post-doc, Peter Grünberg Institut 3, Forschungszentrum Jülich
2013-2016Helmholtz Postdoc Programme, Peter Grünberg Institut 3, Forschungszentrum Jülich
2011-2013Post-doc, Peter Grünberg Institut 3, Forschungszentrum Jülich
2009Teacher for the Internet & Computing Certificate, Marseille, France

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016Invited talk to the Energy Materials Nanotechnology Meeting on Epitaxy, Budapest, Hungary
2015Invited talk to the Workshop “Graphenschichten: Werkstoffanwendungen”, Europ. Forschungsgesellschaft Dünne Schichten e.V., Dresden
2013PhD thesis price. C’Nano PACA, Competence Centre in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, France
2012PhD thesis price. Doctoral school of Physics and Condensed Matter, Marseille, France

Selected Publications

  1. F. C.Bocquet, L. Giovanelli, P. Amsalem, L. Petaccia, D. Topwal, S. Gorovikov, M. Abel, N. Koch, L. Porte, A. Goldoni, J.-M. Themlin
    Final-state diffraction effects in angle-resolved photoemission at an organic-metal interface
    Phys.Rev. B 84, 241407(R) (2011).
  2. F. C.Bocquet, , Y. Ksari, L. Giovanelli, L. Porte, J.-M. Themlin
    High-temperature desorption of C60 covalently bound to 6H-SiC(0001)-(3×3)
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 075333 (2011).
  3. F. C.Bocquet, , R. Bisson, J.-M. Themlin, J.-M. Layet, T. Angot
    Reversible hydrogenation of deuterium-intercalated quasi-free-standing graphene on SiC(0001)
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 201401(R) (2012).
  4. F. C.Bocquet, , Y. Ksari, Y. P. Lin, L. Porte, J.-M. Themlin
    Interaction of C60 with clean and hydrogenated SiC-(3×3) probed through the unoccupied electronic states
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 125421 (2013).
  5. L. Giovanelli, F. C.Bocquet, , P. Amsalem, H.-L. Lee, M. Abel, S. Clair, M. Koudia, T. Faury, L. Petaccia, D. Topwal, E. Salomon, T. Angot, A. A. Cafolla, N. Koch, L. Porte, A. Goldoni, J.-M. Themlin
    Interpretation of valence band photoemission spectra at organic-metal interfaces
    Phys. Rev. B 87, 035413 (2013).
  6. F. C.Bocquet, , R. Bisson, J.-M. Themlin, J.-M. Layet, T. Angot
    Deuterium adsorption on (and desorption from) SiC(0001)-(3×3), (√3×√3)R30°, (6√3×6√3)R30° and quasi-free-standing graphene obtained by hydrogen intercalation
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 094014 (2014), invited.
  7. Sforzini, L. Nemec, T. Denig, B. Stadtmüller, T.-L. Lee, C. Kumpf, S. Soubatch, U. Starke, P. Rinke, V. Blum, F. C.Bocquet, , F.  S. Tautz
    Approaching Truly Freestanding Graphene: The Structure of Hydrogen-Intercalated Graphene on 6H-SiC(0001)
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 106804 (2015), editors’ suggestion.
  8. Telychko, P. Mutombo, P. Merino, P. Hapala, M. Ondráček, F. C.Bocquet, , J. Sforzini, O. Stetsovych, M. Vondráček, P. Jelínek, M. Švec
    Electronic and Chemical Properties of Donor, Acceptor Centers in Graphene
    ACS Nano 9, 9180 (2016).
  9. Sforzini, P. Hapala, M. Franke, G. van Straaten, A. Stöhr, S. Link, S. Soubatch, P. Jelínek, T.-L. Lee, U. Starke, M. Švec, F. C.Bocquet, F.  S. Tautz
    Structural and Electronic Properties of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 126805 (2016).
  10. Sforzini, M. Telychko, O. Krejčí, M. Vondráček, M. Švec, F. C.Bocquet, F. S. Tautz
    Transformation of metallic boron into substitutional dopants in graphene on 6H-SiC(0001)
    Phys. Rev. B 93, 041302(R) (2016).


PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-24199Link: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)

BREUER, Tobias Dr.

Former ResearcherPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsLink: Project A2 (Witte)

BRODA, Niclas

PhD-studentJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Experimental PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33126Link: Project B2 (Chatterjee)

CHATTERJEE, Sangam Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Experimental PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33100Link: Project B2 (Chatterjee)Link: Biography


Experimental physics, semiconductor spectroscopy, ultrafast carrier dynamics, properties of lasers, characterization, and development

University Education

2009Habilitation (venia legendi) in Experimental Physics, Philipps-Universit
2003Doctoral degree in Optical Sciences (Ph.D.), The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Dissertation on “Exciton formation dynamics in semiconductor quantum wells” (superior), thesis advisor: Prof. H. M. Gibbs
2002Master’s degree in Optical Sciences (M.Sc.), The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2000Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Universität Karlsruhe (TH), supervisor: Prof. M. Wegener
1995-2000Studies in Physics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Professional Experience

since 2016Professor (W3), Institute of Experimental Physics I, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2010-2012Substitute Professor (W2), Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2009-2016Lecturer (Privatdozent) and group leader optics, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2005-2009Research Associate (Wiss. Mitarbeiter / Akademischer Rat / Akademischer Oberrat) Group Prof. W. W. Rühle, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2000-2003Research Assistant/ Associate, (Group Prof. H. M. Gibbs) Optical Sciences Center, The University of Arizona (USA)
2000Fellow, Droege & Comp. Internationale Unternehmerberatung

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016Heisenberg Professorship, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2015Best-teacher award, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2001State of Arizona Proposition 301 fellowship in Quantum Electronics

Selected Publications

  1. T. Vu, H. Haug, W. A. Hügel, S. Chatterjee, M. Wegener
    Signature of Electron-Plasmon Quantum Kinetics in GaAs
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3508 (2000).
  2. S. Chatterjee, C. Ell, S. Mosor, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, W. Hoyer, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, J. P. Prineas, H. Stolz
    Excitonic Photoluminescence in Semiconductor Quantum Wells: Plasma versus Excitons
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 067402 (2004).
  3. J. Morell, S. Chatterjee, P. J. Klar, D. Mauder, I. Shenderovich, F. Hoffmann, M. Fröba
    Synthesis and Characterization of chiral benzylic ether-bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas
    Chem. Eur. J. 14, 5935 (2008).
  4. C. Lange, N. S. Köster, S. Chatterjee, H. Sigg, D. Chrastina, G. Isella, H. von Känel, M. Schäfer, M. Kira, S. W. Koch
    Ultrafast nonlinear optical response of photoexcited Ge/SiGe quantum wells: Evidence for a femtosecond transient population inversion
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 201306(R) (2009).
  5. S. Imhof, A. Thränhardt, A. Chernikov, M. Koch, N. S. Köster, K. Kolata, S. Chatterjee, S. W. Koch, X. Lu, S. R. Johnson, D. A. Beaton, T. Tiedje, O. Rubel
    Clustering Effects in Ga(AsBi)
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 131115 (2010).
  6. B. Ewers, N. S. Köster, R. Woscholski, M. Koch, S. Chatterjee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, A. C. Klettke, M. Kira, S. W. Koch
    Ionization of coherent excitons strong terahertz electromagnetic fields
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 075307 (2012).
  7. J. Arbiol, C. Magen, P. Becker, G. Jacopin, A. Chernikov, S. Schäfer, F. Furtmayr, M. Tchernycheva, L. Rigutti, J. Teubert, S .Chatterjee, J. R. Morante, M. Eickhoff
    Self-assembled GaN quantum wires on GaN/AlN nanowire templates
    Nanoscale 4, 7517 (2012).
  8. W. D. Rice, J. Kono, S. Zybell, S. Winnerl, J. Bhattacharyya, H. Schneider, M. Helm, B. Ewers, A. Chernikov, M. Koch, S. Chatterjee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, L. Schneebeli, B. Breddermann, M. Kira, S. W. Koch
    Observation of Forbidden Exciton Transitions Mediated by Coulomb Interactions in Photoexcited Semiconductor Quantum Wells
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 137404 (2013).
  9. K. Kolata, T. Breuer, G. Witte, S. Chatterjee
    Molecular Packing Determines Singlet Exciton Fission in Organic Semiconductors
    ACS Nano 8, 7377 (2014).
  10. N. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, S. W. Koch, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee
    A highly efficient directional molecular white-light emitter driven by a continuous wave laser diode
    Science 352 6291 (2016).


  1. Probst, S. Dürrschmidt, M. Scheller, S. Chatterjee, M. Koch, Variable Laufzeitänderung von elektromagnetischer Strahlung (European Patent 11170587.7 – 2217 (2011)).
  2. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee, Molecular white-light emitter (European Patent Application).

CHEJARLA, Varun Shankar

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25713Link: Project A5 (Volz)

DEHNEN, Stefanie Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-25751Link: Project A9 (Dehnen)Link: Project Ö (Wegscheid/Dehnen)Link: Biography


Inorganic and organoelement cluster syntheses, organometallic synthesis, X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic characterization (NMR/IR/Raman/UV-visible), thermogravimetric analyses, molecular quantum chemistry

University Education

2004Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Inorganic Chemistry, Universität Karlsruhe, “Investigations on the chemistry of chalcogenostannate salts”
1996Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Karlsruhe, Dissertation on “Experimental and theoretical investigations on sulfur-bridged and selenium-bridged copper clusters”, thesis advisor: Prof. D. Fenske
1993Diploma degree in Chemistry, Univ. Karlsruhe, supervisor: Prof. D. Fenske
1988-1993Studies in Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe

Professional Experience

since 2006Professor (W3) for Inorganic Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2006Professor (W2) for Inorganic Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2004-2005Lecturer/docent at Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Karlsruhe
1998-2004Scientific Assistant at Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Universität Karlsruhe
1997Postdoc at the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry with Prof. R. Ahlrichs, Universität Karlsruhe, “Quantum chemical investigations on complexes of f-elements”

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

since 2019Chairwoman of the Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie (Wöhler Association for Inorganic Chemistry)
since 2018Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry
since 2018Member of the Board of Trustees of the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI – German Chemical Industry Association)
2018Awardee of the Prize for the Promotion of Women (Frauenförderpreis) by Philipps-Universität Marburg
since 2016Full member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz
since 2016Full member of Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
since 2016Member of Review Board (Fachkollegium) at German Research Foundation (DFG)
since 2016Member of the Board of the Division for Inorganic Chemistry (Wöhler-Vereinigung für Anorganische Chemie) at Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
2014Offer for a chair (W3) in Inorganic Chemistry, Unversität zu Köln (declined)
2011Offer for a chair (W3) in Funct. Supramolecular Chem., Univ. Göttingen (declined)
2011Teaching Award 2010 from JungChemikerForum Marburg and Fachschaft Chemie of Philipps-Universität Marburg
since 2010Member at “Internetportal für exzellente Wissenschaftlerinnen” by Robert-Bosch Foundation and Spektrum-Verlag (upon recommendation by DFG)
2008-2012Vice Dean (2008-2011) and Dean (2011-2012) of the Department of Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
since 2006Director and Vice Executive Director (since 2010), Material Sciences Center (WZMW), Philipps-Universität Marburg
since 2006Executive Director of Chemikum Marburg
2005Offer for a chair in Inorganic Chem. at Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz (declined)
2005Heisenbergstipendium from DFG
2004Wöhler-Nachwuchspreis from GDCh
1998-2003Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitations-Stipendium (State of Baden-Württemberg)
1997Feodor Lynen-Stipendium of Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung
1995Award for Best Students at Karlsruhe Universities in 1994
1994-1996Dissertation Grant from Landesgraduierten-Förderung Baden-Württemberg

Selected Publications

  1. P. Bron, S. Johansson, K. Zink, J. Schmedt a. d. Günne, S. Dehnen, B. Roling
    Li10SnP2S12 – An Affordable Lithium Superionic Conductor
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 15694 (2013).
  2. B. Weinert, F. Müller, K. Harms, S. Dehnen
    Origin and Whereabouts of Electrons and Protons During the Formation of Intermetalloid Clusters [Sm@Ga3-xH3-2xBi10+x]3– (x = 0, 1)
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 11979 (2014).
  3. G. Thiele, T. Krüger, S. Dehnen
    K4[PbSe4]∙en∙NH3: A Non-Oxide, Non-Halide Inorganic Lead(IV) Compound
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4699 (2014), Highlight: Nachr. Chem. 63, 233 (2015).
  4. B. Weinert, A.R. Eulenstein, R. Ababei, S. Dehnen
    Formation of (Bi11)3–, A Homoatomic, Polycyclic Bismuth Polyanion, by Pyridine-Assisted Decomposition of (GaBi3)2–
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4704 (2014), Highlight: Nachr. Chem. 63, 238 (2015) and others.
  5. G. Thiele, Y. Franzke, F. Weigend, S. Dehnen
    {µ-PbSe}: A Heavy CO Homolog as an Unexpected Ligand
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 11283 (2015).
  6. S. Santner, J. Heine, S. Dehnen
    Crystalline Chalcogenides from Ionic Liquids
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 886 (2016).
  7. S. Mitzinger, L. Broeckaert, W. Massa, F. Weigend, S. Dehnen
    Understanding of multi-metallic cluster growth
    Nat. Comm. 7, 10480 (2016), Highlight: Phys.Com and others.
  8. N. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, S. W. Koch, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee
    A highly efficient directional molecular white-light emitter driven by a continuous wave laser diode
    Science 352, 1301 (2016), Highlight: and others.
  9. N. Lichtenberger, R. J. Wilson, A. R. Eulenstein, W. Massa, R Clérac, F. Weigend, S. Dehnen
    Main Group Metal-Actinide Magnetic Coupling and Structural Response Upon U4+ Inclusion Into Polyatomic Bi, Tl/Bi, or Pb/Bi Cages
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 9033 (2016).
  10. R. J. Wilson, L. Broeckaert, F. Spitzer, F. Weigend, S. Dehnen
    {[CuSn5Sb3]2–}2: A Dimer of Inhomogeneous Superatoms
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 11775 (2016).


  1. H. Andersen, K.-C. Möller, S. Kaib-Haddadpour, S. Dehnen, T. Kaib, Binäre und ternäre Alkalimetallchalkogenidometallate mit Diamant-Topologie und ihre Verwendung als Inter-kalationsmaterialien, insbesondere in Sekundärbatterien (DE 102012106100 B4 (2014)).
  2. N. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee, Molecular white-light emitter (European Patent Application).

DEHNHARDT, Natalie Dr.

PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-25434Link: Project A11 (Heine)

DEILMANN, Thorsten Dr.

PostdocWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterDepartment of Physics, Inst. of Solid State TheoryPhone: +49-251 83-33583Link: Project A13 (Rohlfing)

DEMUTH, Thomas

Former MSc-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsLink: Project A2 (Witte)


PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-24141Link: Project A2 (Witte)

DREHER, Maximilian

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsRenthof 5 35032 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-24141Link: Project A2 (Witte)

DÜRR, Michael Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Applied PhysicsHeinrich-Buff-Ring 16 35392 GießenPhone: +49-641 99-33490Link: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)Link: Biography


Experimental physics; reaction dynamics on semiconductor surfaces, scanning tunneling microscopy; cluster-surface dynamics and application in mass spectrometry

University Education

2000Doctoral degree in Physics, TU München, Dissertation on “Reaction dynamics of hydrogen on silicon surfaces investigated by means of optical second harmonic generation, molecular beam techniques, and scanning tunneling microscopy”, thesis advisor: Prof. U. Höfer
1997Diploma degree in Physics, TU München, supervisor: Prof. U. Höfer
1992-1997Studies in Physics, Universität Stuttgart and Technische Universität (TU) München

Professional Experience

since 2013Professor (W2) for Cluster Surface Dynamics and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Institute of Applied Physics, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2006-2013Professor (W2) for Surface and Nano Chemistry, Hochschule Esslingen
2006Visiting Scientist at Sony Materials Laboratories, Atsugi, Japan (3 months)
2002-2006Scientist/Senior Scientist at Materials Science Laboratories, Sony Dtl., Stuttgart
2000-2002Postdoc, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Prof. U. Höfer)
1999Visiting Scientist, Physics Department, Columbia University New York, NY, USA (9 months, Prof. T. F. Heinz)
1997-1998Research Assistant, MPI for Quantum Optics, Garching (Prof. K.-L. Kompa, Prof. U. Höfer)

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2012Visiting professor at Peking University, State Key Laboratory for Artificial Microstructure & Mesoscopic Physics, Beijing, China)
2006Sony Deutschland Patent Award, Sony Deutschland)
2006Sony Materials Laboratories Science Award, Sony Japan)
1999DAAD grant for studying abroad)

Selected Publications

  1. M. Dürr, A. Biedermann, Z. Hu, U. Höfer, T. F. Heinz
    Probing high-barrier pathways of surface reactions by scanning tunneling microscopy
    Science 296, 1838 (2002).
  2. M. Dürr, A. Schmid, M. Obermaier, S. Rosselli, A. Yasuda, G. Nelles
    Low-temperature fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells by transfer of composite porous layers
    Nature Mater. 4, 607 (2005).
  3. M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Dissociative adsorption of molecular hydrogen on silicon surfaces
    Surf. Sci. Rep. 61, 465 (2006).
  4. R. Gebhardt, A. Tomsic, H. Schröder, M. Dürr, K.L. Kompa
    Matrix-free formation of gas-phase biomolecular ions by soft cluster-induced desorption
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 4162 (2009).
  5. B. Hipp, I. Kunert, M. Dürr
    Systematic control of hydrophobic and superhydrophobic properties using double-rough structures based on mixtures of metal-oxide nanoparticles
    Langmuir 26, 6557 (2010).
  6. M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Hydrogen diffusion on silicon surfaces
    Progr. Surf. Sci. 88, 61 (2013).
  7. M. Baur, C. R. Gebhardt, M. Dürr
    Desorption/ionization induced by neutral cluster impact as a soft and efficient ionization source for ion trap mass spectrometry of biomolecules
    Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 28, 290 (2014).
  8. B.-J. Lee, C.R. Gebhardt, H. Schröder, K.L. Kompa, M. Dürr
    Observation of ionic desorption channels in cluster-induced desorption of alkali halides – Influence of surface electronic properties and surface configuration
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 556, 77 (2013).
  9. M. Reutzel, M. Lipponer, M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Binding energy and dissociation Barrier – experimental determination of the key parameters of the potential energy curve of diethyl ether on Si(001)
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 3971 (2015).
  10. A. Portz, M. Baur, C. R. Gebhardt, M. Dürr
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