Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Uwe Bovensiepen

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 4566/4533
fax        +49 203 379 4555
uwe.bovensiepen@uni-due.de
http://www.uni-due.de/agbovensiepen/

A05 Femtosecond Time-Resolved Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy for an Element Specific Analysis of Complex Nanostructures
B01 Local and Non-Local Relaxation Dynamics of Hot Carriers

Ultrafast Dynamics of Solids and their Interfaces

  • Non-equilibrium states of correlated materials
  • Electron relaxation in low dimensional structures
  • Magnetism on ultrafast time scales

Dr. Andrea Eschenlohr

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone +49 203 37 94531
andrea.eschenlohr@uni-due.de

A07 Charge Transfer, Diffusion, and Lattice-Mediated Dynamics in Oxide Heterostructures

Ultrafast Dynamics in Solids

  • Non-equilibrium electron and lattice dynamics in heterostructures
  • Charge and spin transfer at interfaces
  • Time-resolved x-ray and non-linear optical spectroscopy

Dr. Martin Paul Geller

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 2237
martin.geller@uni-due.de

A01 Time-Resolved Electrical Non-Equilibrium Spectroscopy on Artificial Atoms and Molecules

Optical and Transport Properties of Nanostructures

  • Transport measurements on low-dimensional quantum systems (quantum dots, two-dimensional electron gases)
  • Interaction between nanoobjects
  • Optical spectroscopy on nanoparticles/quantum dots
  • Nanopattering techniques (focused ion beam, electron beam lithography)

Dr. Markus Gruner

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 2247
markus.gruner@uni-due.de

C02 Coupling between Structural and Electronic Excitations: an ab-initio Investigation

Ab initio simulations of functional magnetic materials

  • Energy conversion materials: shape memory alloys and magnetocaloric effect
  • Competion of magnetic and elastic interactions: Lattice dynamics and martensitic microstructure on the nano-scale
  • Metallic nanoparticles: Structural stability, spin and orbital magentism

Prof. Dr. Eckart Hasselbrink

Universitätsstraße 1
45141 Essen
phone  +49 201 183 3056
fax        +49 201 183 3228
eckart.hasselbrink@uni-duisburg-essen.de
http://www.phchem.uni-duisburg-essen.de/photochem/

A06 Non-Equilibrium Charge Transfer between Solids and Adsorbates in Vacuum and at Electrified Solid / Liquid Interfaces

Surface Dynamics

  • Nanostructuring of surfaces for functionalization with organic monolayers
  • Gas-surface dynamics & surface photochemistry
  • Time-resolved dynamics of vibrations at surfaces

Prof. Dr. Michael Horn-von Hoegen

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  + 49 203 379 1438/1439
fax        +49 203 379 1555
horn-von-hoegen@uni-due.de
http://www.uni-due.de/ag-hvh/

B04 Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of the Phonon System C03 Driven Phase Transitions at Surfaces: Initial Dynamics, Hidden States and Relaxation

Morphology and Dynamics of Surfaces

  • Manipulation of semiconductor surface morphology
  • Epitaxial growth, surfactant mediated epitaxy
  • Selforganisation of nanostructures
  • Ultrafast electron and lattice dynamics in nanostructures

Prof. Dr. Jürgen König

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 3329/3331
fax        +49 203 379 3665
koenig@thp.uni-due.de
http://www.uni-due.de/thp/

A02 Charge Carrier Dynamics in Nanostructures
B07 Unifying Theoretical Description of Relaxation in Electron Systems

Condensed Matter Theory

  • Quantum transport in nanostructructures
  • Spintronics
  • Diagrammatic transport theory

Prof. Dr. Peter Kratzer

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 3313/4731
fax        +49 203 379 4732
peter.kratzer@uni-duisburg-essen.de
 

B02 Ab-Initio Simulation of Electronic Excitation and Relaxation
B07 Unifying Theoretical Description of Relaxation in Electron Systems

First-Principles and Statistical Methods in Materials Physics

  • Ab initio theory of elementary excitations at surfaces
  • Atomic and electronic structure of thin magnetic films
  • Growth simulations of semiconductor quantum dots and quantum wires
  • Thermoelectric properties of self-assembled nanocrystals in a semiconductor matrix
  • Spincaloritronics in alloy heterostructures

 

Prof. Dr. Axel Lorke

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 3265/3264
fax        +49 203 379 2709
axel.lorke@uni-due.de
 

A01 Time-Resolved Electrical Non-Equilibrium Spectroscopy on Artificial Atoms and Molecules

Semiconductors and Nanostructures

  • Quantum dots, ballistic and quantum transport
  • Self-organized nanostructures
  • Optical-spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 37 91465/91439
fax        + 49 203 37 91555
meyerzh@uni-due.de
 

B06 Relaxation Pathways for Collective Electronic Excitations

In-Situ Surface Microscopy

  • Low energy electron microscopy and time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy
  • Self-assembly of nanostructures
  • Plasmon dynamics
  • Organic thin films and devices

Dr. Katharina Ollefs

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone +49 203 37 92387
katharina.ollefs@uni-due.de

A07 Charge Transfer, Diffusion, and Lattice-Mediated Dynamics in Oxide Heterostructures

Magnetic Materials

  • Caloric effects in magnetic materials
  • Magnetic nanoparticles and thin films
  • Magnetic interactions in phase segregation by temperature treatment

Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 2238
rossitza.pentcheva@uni-due.de
 

C02 Coupling between Structural and Electronic Excitations: an ab-initio Investigation

Computational Material Physics

  • Nanoscaled Oxides for Electronics, Spintronics, and Energy Conversion
  • Boundary Surface Induced Electronic Phenomena
  • Topological Nontrivial Phases

Prof. Dr. Marika Schleberger

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 1600/1601
fax        +49 203 379 2334
marika.schleberger@uni-due.de
https://www.uni-due.de/physik/schleberger/

C05 Exploring Particle-Induced Excitations in the Time Domain

 2D Materials Science

  • Nanoscaled modifications by energetic ions
  • Correlative scanning probe and optical microscopy
  • Graphene and other 2D materials

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schlücker

Universitätsstr. 5
45141 Essen
phone  +49 201 183 6843
fax        +49 201 183 6842
sebastian.schluecker@uni-due.de
http://www.uni-due.de/schluecker-lab/

A04 Photoinduced Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Molecular Adsorbates: From Ensemble to Single-Molecule Experiments

Nano Bio Photonics

  • Nano particle label reagents: design, synthesis and physical properties of SERS nano particles with defined geometries
  • Nano bio photonics: tissue based tumor diagnostics using immune SERS microscopy
  • Nano bio analytics: development of nano particle based assays for high sensitive detection of biological targeting molecule

Prof. Dr. Ralf Schützhold

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
Abteilung für Theoretische Physik
Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden
phone: +49 351 260-3618
 r.schuetzhold@hzdr.de
https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=877

B03 Quench Dynamics in Interacting Quantum Many-Body Systems
B07 Unifying Theoretical Description of Relaxation in Electron Systems

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 4561
fax        +49 203 379 4555
klaus.sokolowski-tinten@uni-due.de
http://www.exp.physik.uni-due.de/bovensiepen/

C01 Structural Dynamics in Impulsively Excited Nanostructures
C05 Exploring Particle-Induced Excitations in the Time Domain

Ultrafast Dynamics in Laser-Driven Materials

  • Structural dynamics in laser-excited solids and nanostructures
  • Ultrafast phase transitions and laser ablatione
  • Femtosecond X-ray science

Prof. Dr. Björn Sothmann

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 1578
fax        +49 203 379 3665
bjoerns@thp.uni-due.de
http://www.uni-due.de/thp/

A02 Charge Carrier Dynamics in Nanostructures

Quantum transport of charge and heat

  • Mesoscopic thermoelectrics
  • Phase-coherent heat transport
  • Unconventional superconductivity

Dr. Alexander Tarasevitch

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 4567
fax        +49 203 379 4555
alexander.tarasevitch@uni-due.de
https://www.uni-due.de/agbovensiepen/research/HOHG/FrHOHG.html

A05 Femtosecond Time-Resolved Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy for an Element Specific Analysis of Complex Nanostructures

High field science

  • Nonlinear optical processes at extreme intensities
  • High harmonic generation
  • Attosecond pulse generation

Prof. Dr. Heiko Wende

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 2838/2385
fax       +49 203 379 3601
heiko.wende@uni-due.de
http://www.uni-due.de/physik/wende/

A05 Femtosecond Time-Resolved Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy for an Element Specific Analysis of Complex Nanostructures

Element specific Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures

  • (Time resolved) X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • Element specific properties of complex nanostructures
  • Electronic and local geometric structure investigations
  • Phase transitions in molecular systems

Dr. Nicolas Wöhrl

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 37 93131
nicolas.woehrl@uni-due.de
https://www.uni-due.de/aglorke/

Outreach

 Carbon based materials and public outreach

  • Plasma enhanced synthesis, thin layer deposition and surface treatment
  • Diamond and (nano)structured carbon materials
  • Science communication and outreach (podcasts, stage shows)
  • Science policy and public perception of science stakeholders 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wucher

Lotharstraße 1
47057 Duisburg
phone  +49 203 379 2228/2292
fax        +49 203 379 2289
andreas.wucher@uni-due.de
https://www.uni-due.de/physik/wucher/startseite.php

C05 Exploring Particle-Induced Excitations in the Time Domain

 Ion-surface Interaction

  • Interaction of energetic ions (keV - GeV) with solids
  • Ion-induced emission of surface material ("sputtering")
  • Fundamentals of kinetic excitation and secondary ion emission
  • Mass spectrometric surface analysis