Curriculum Vitae Dr. Christian Bobisch

Research interests

Electronic excitations and light emission with ultimate spatial resolution:

Excitation of single organic molecules and artificial atomic structures; manipulation and characterization by scanning tunneling microscopy

Electronic transport and energy dissipation in nano-scaled systems:

Growth of epitaxial metallic layers and reconstructed surfaces; energy conversion and transport at surfaces; transport in surface states; electronic transport through metal layers and metal/semiconductor interfaces with lateral atomic resolution

Organic molecules – layer growth, adsorption, dynamics and electronic properties:

Growth of organic molecular layers and islands (crystallization); ordered heterogeneous organic structures; analysis of the electronic configuration; influence of the local environment on the electronic structure of adsorbed organic molecules; manipulation and characterization of single atoms, molecules and layers (e.g. molecular switches)

Dr. Christian Bobisch Curriculum vitae

2016-today Project leader: project A03 (SFB 1242) "Dynamics of nanoscopic objecte subjected to competing processes"
2014-today Project leader DFG-project "Electron transport in topological insulators"
2016 venia legendi for experimental physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen
2015 Habilitation "Tunneling spectroscopy of elastic and inelastic processes at surfaces"
2009-2013 Project leader: project C1 (SFB 616) funded by the DFG
2012 August Research stay, group of Prof. Wilson Ho, UC Irvine, USA
2008-today Assistent, University of Duisburg-Essen, Prof. Dr. R. Möller
2007-2008 Postdoc, Chair of Prof. Wilson Ho, UC Irvine, USA
2007 Promotion, Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude), thesis title: Mikroskopy with ballistic electrons, University of  Duisburg-Essen
2002-2007 Academic employee, University of Duisburg-Essen
2002 Diploma (master) in experimental physics, thesis title: Studies on heterogeneous molecular layers, University of  GHS Essen, minor subjects: chemistry, medical physics

Dr. Christian Bobisch Prizes and awards

2014 Teaching Award of the University of Duisburg-Essen
2014 UDE-Diversity-Price awarded by the rector of the Universität Duisburg-Essen
2011-2012 Elected member of the Global Young Faculty
2007-2008 Feodor-Lynen-Stipendium der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

other functions

Young Researchers Network (YRN) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (member)

PhD commission of the faculty of physics (elected member)

Faculty board of the faculty of physics (elected member)

German Physical Society (DPG) (member)

American Chemical Society (ACS) (member)

Student advisory service for “pre-semester courses in physics“

Mentor in the mentoring-program of the faculty of physics

Organizer of the weekly seminar of the “Sonderforschungsbereich 616“ (since 2008)

Reviewer for Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, European Physical Journal- Applied Physics, Surface Science…



Upgrade of a commercial four-probe scanning tunneling microscopy system, R. Ma, Q. Huan, L.i Wu, J. Yan, Q. Zou, A. Wang, C.A. Bobisch, L. Bao, H.-J. Gao, Rev. Sci. Instr. 88, 063704 (2017).

Electron transport in stepped Bi2Se3 thin films, S. Bauer and C.A. Bobisch, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29, 334002  (2017).

Electron transport in Bi2Se3 ultra thin films
Sebastian Bauer, Alexander M. Bernhart, Christian A. Bobisch, Appl. Surf. Sci. (in press, available online 28 March 2017)  (2017).


Following the steps of a reaction by direct imaging of many individual molecules
D. van Vörden, B. Wortmann, N. Schmidt, M. Lange, R. Robles, L. Brendel, C.A. Bobisch and R Möller, Chem. Comm.  55, 7711 (2016).

Nanoscale electron transport at the surface of a topological insulator
S. Bauer and C.A. Bobisch, Nature Comm. 7, 11381 (2016)


Reversible 2D phase transition driven by an electric field: visualization and control on the atomic scale,
B. Wortmann, D. van Voerden, P. Graf, R. Robles, P. Abufager, N. Lorente, C.A. Bobisch and R. Möller, Nano Letters, Nano Letters 16 , 528 (online 2015) (2016).


A chemically inert Rashba split interface: electronic structure of C60, FeOEP and PTCDA on BiAg2/Ag(111) substrates,
M.C. Cottin, J. Lobo-Checa, J. Schaffert, C.A. Bobisch, R. Moeller, J. E. Ortega and A.L. Walter, New Journal of Physics 16 045002 (2014).

Probing the electronic transport on the reconstructed Au/Ge(001) surface
F. Krok, M.R. Kaspers, A.M. Bernhart, M. Nikiel, B.R. Jany, P. Indyka, M.Wojtaszek, Rolf Möller and C.A. Bobisch, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (accepted) (2014).


Surface-induced dechlorination of FeOEP-Cl on Cu(111),
D. van Vörden, M. Lange, J. Schaffert, M.C. Cottin, M. Schmuck, R. Robles, H. Wende, C.A. Bobisch and R. Möller ChemPhysChem, published online on September 3. (2013).

Substrate induced dehydrogenation: Transformation of octa-ethyl-porphyrin into tetra-benzo-porphyrin,
D. van Vörden, M. Lange, M. Schmuck, J. Schaffert, M.C. Cottin, C.A. Bobisch and R. Möller, J. Chem. Phys. 138, 211102 (2013).

Interplay between forward and backward scattering of spin-orbit split surface states of Bi(111),
M.C. Cottin, C. A. Bobisch, J. Schaffert, G. Jnawali, G. Bihlmayer and R. Möller, Nano Lett. 13 (6), pp 2717–2722 (2013).

Imaging the dynamics of individually adsorbed molecules,
J. Schaffert, M. C. Cottin, A. Sonntag, H. Karacuban, C. A. Bobisch, N. Lorente, J.-P. Gauyacq & R. Möller, Nature Materials 12, 223–227 (2013).

Scanning noise microscopy,
J. Schaffert, M. C. Cottin, A. Sonntag, H. Karacuban, D. Utzat, C. A. Bobisch, and R. Möller, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 043702 (2013).

Tunneling electron induced rotation of a copper phthalocyanine molecule on Cu(111),
J. Schaff ert, M. C. Cottin, A. Sonntag, C. A. Bobisch, R. Möller, J.-P. Gauyacq and N. Lorente, Phys. Rev. B 88, 075410 (2013).

Anreizsysteme-Eine Möglichkeit zur Verbesserung der universitären Lehre?,
B. Kiefer, C. Niederhaus, D. Balzani, C.A. Bobisch, E. Gerharz, H. Kruggel-Emden, A. Schwarz, P. Thielbörder & G.N.F. Weiss, Journal Hochschuldidaktik 24. Jg Nr. 1-2 (2013).


Current induced surface diffusion on a single-crystalline silver nanowire,
M.R. Kaspers, A.M. Bernhart, C.A. Bobisch and R. Möller), Nanotechnology 23, 205706 (2012).

Electron transport at surfaces and interfaces,
C.A. Bobisch and R. Möller, CHIMIA, International Journal for Chemistry 66 23-30 (2012).

Supramolecular architecture of organic molecules: PTCDA and CuPc on a Cu(111) substrate,
M.C. Cottin, J. Schaffert, A. Sonntag, H. Karacuban, R. Möller and C.A. Bobisch, Appl. Surf. Sci., 258, 2196 (2012).

Electronic Transport on the Nanoscale,
C. A. Bobisch, A. M. Bernhart, M. R. Kaspers, M. C. Cottin, J. Schaffert, R. Möller, Proceedings "Atomic Scale Interconnection Machines Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines" pp 197-214, (2012).


Anisotropic scattering of surface state electrons at a point defect on Bi(111),
M. C. Cottin, C. A. Bobisch, J. Schaffert, G. Jnawali, A. Sonntag, G. Bihlmayer, and R. Möller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 022108 (2011).


Viewing the Interior of a Single Molecule: Vibronically Resolved Photon Imaging at Submolecular Resolution,
Chi, Chen, Ping Chu, Christian A. Bobisch, D.L. Mills, W. Ho, Phys. Rev,. Lett. 105, 217402 (2010).


Visualization of Fermi’s Golden Rule Through Imaging of Light Emission from Atomic Silver Chains,
Chi Chen, C. A. Bobisch, W. Ho, Science 325, 981 (2009).

Nanoscale dislocation patterning in Bi(111)/Si(001) heteroepitaxy,
G. Jnawali, H. Hattab, C.A. Bobisch, A. Bernhart, E. Zubkov, R. Möller and M. Horn-von Hoegen, Surf. Sci.,603 2057 (2009).

Epitaxial growth of Bi(111) on Si(001),
G. Jnawali, H. Hattab, C. Deiter, C. A. Bobisch, T. Weisemoeller, A. Bernhart, E. Zubkov, J. Wollschläger, R. Möller and M. Horn-von Hoegen, e-J. of Surf. Sci. Nanotech. 7 pp.441-447 (2009).

Electronic Transport on the Nanoscale: Ballistic Transmission and Ohm’s Law,
J. Homoth, M. Wenderoth, T. Druga, L. Winking, R.G. Ulbrich, C.A. Bobisch, B. Weyers, A. Bannani, E. Zubkov, A.M. Bernhart, M.R. Kaspers, R. Möller, Nano Letters 9, 1588 (2009).

Conservation of the Lateral Electron Momentum at a Metal Semiconductor Interface,
C. A. Bobisch, A. Bannani, Yu. M. Koroteev, G. Bihlmayer, E.V. Chulkov, and R. Möller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 136807 (2009).


Nanopattern Formation by Periodic Array of Interfacial Misfit Dislocations in Bi(111)/Si(001) Heteroepitaxy,
G. Jnawali, H. Hattab, C. Bobisch, A. Bernhart, E. Zubkov, F.-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf, R.Möller, B. Krenzer and M. Horn von Hoegen, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1059-KK07-07 (2008).

Homoepitaxial growth of Bi(111),
G. Jnawali, H. Hattab, C. A. Bobisch, A. Bernhart, E. Zubkov, R. Möller, and M. Horn-von Hoegen, Phys. Rev. B 78, 035321 (2008).

Local potentiometry using a multiprobe scanning tunneling microscope,
A. Bannani, C.A. Bobisch and R. Möller, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 083704 (2008).

Ballistic electron emission spectroscopy on Ag/Si devices,
A. Bannani, C. A. Bobisch, M. Matena and R. Möller, Nanotechnology 19 (2008) 375706.

Studies on the Bi/Si(100)-(2x1) interface,
A. Bannani, C. A. Bobisch and R. Möller, Applied Physics Letters 93, 032111 (2008).

Epitaxial Bi(111) films on Si(001): Strain state, surface morphology, and defect structure,
H. Hattab, E. Zubkov, A. Bernhart, G. Jnawali, C. Bobisch, B. Krenzer, M. Acet, R. Möller, M. Horn-von-Hoegen, Thin Solid Films, Volume 516, 8227 (2008) .

Thermal desorption of PTCDA on Cu(111),
Th. Wagner, H. Karacuban, A. Bannani, C. Bobisch and R. Möller, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 100 052068 (2008).

Ballistic electron and hole transport through individual molecules,
C. A. Bobisch, A. Bannani, A. Bernhart, E. Zubkov, B. Weyers and R. Möller, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 100 052064 (2008).


Ballistic Electron Microscopy of Individual Molecules,
A. Bannani, Ch. Bobisch, R. Möller, Science 315, 1824 (2007).

The initial growth of PTCDA on Cu(111) studied by STM,
Th. Wagner, A. Bannani, C. Bobisch, H. Karacuban, R. Möller, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19 (2007) 056009.

Ultrathin Bi-Films on Si(100),
C. Bobisch, A. Bannani, M. Matena, and R. Möller, Nanotechnology 18, 055606 (2007).


Growth of 3,4,9,10-perylene-tetra-carboxylic-dianhydride crystallites on noble metal surfaces,
Th. Wagner, A. Bannani, C. Bobisch, H. Karacuban, M. Stöhr, M. Gabriel, and R. Möller, Organic Electronics 5, 35-43 (2004).