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Portrait Title Name Ph.D. Thesis
Dr. 3D Nanostructure Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells
Dr. A Doppler Lidar system with preview control for wind turbine load mitigation
Amos Egel
Dr. Accurate optical simulation of disordered scattering layers for light extraction from organic light emitting diodes
Marion Umbach
Dr. Achromatic X-Ray lenses
Dr. Active Polymeric Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators
Argishti Melikyan
Dr. Active and Passive Plasmonic Devices for Optical Communications
Sabine Essig
Dr. Advanced Numerical Methods in Diffractive Optics and Applications to Periodic Photonic Nanostructures
Student Busch, Steven
Dr. Advanced spectroscopic techniques for internal combustion engine diagnostics
Ralph Eckstein
Dr. Aerosol Jet Printed Electronic Devices and Systems
Matthias Stegmaier
Dr. All-optical processing on a single chip
Dr. Ambient interior lighting
Thorsten Beuth
Dr. Analysis and optimization of focused LiDAR systems for wind turbines
Student Dieh, Richard
Dr. Analysis of Metallic Nanostructures by a Discontinuous Galerkin Time-Domain Maxwell Solver on Graphics Processing Units
Dr. Analysis of integrin-mediated cell contacts on differential fibronectin/vitronectin substrates using high-resolution fluorescence microscopy
Dr. Analysis of the electronic structure of Kesterite thin film solar cells by optical spectroscopy
Sean Wong
Dr. Arsenic Trisulfide Inorganic Photoresist for Three-Dimensional Photolithography
Dr. Band Structure Based Analysis of Certain Photonic Crystal Structures
Student Dopf, Katja
Dr. Bimodal optical antennas: Design, fabrication and spectroscopy
Dr. Biodegradable Printed Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells
Dr. Bragg gratings for light management in organic light-emitting diodes
Stefan Pollnow
Dr. Characterizing Cardiac Electrophysiology during Radiofrequency Ablation : An Integrative Ex vivo, In silico, and In vivo Approach
Dominik Kölmel
Dr. Chemical biology of new cell-penetrating peptoids and synthesis of fluorous dyes
Dr. Cloaked contact grids of silicon/perovskite multijunction solar cells
Robert Schittny
Dr. Cloaking in Heat Conduction and Light Diffusion
Bild Schwarze
Dr. Compact Environment Modelling from Unconstrained Camera Platforms
Johannes Kaschke
Dr. Complex Helical Metamaterials fabricated via STED-inspired Laser Lithography
Ninette Stürzl
Dr. Confocal microscopy on bundled and individual single-walled carbon nanotubes
Nina Meinzer
Dr. Coupling plasmonic metamaterials to single-quantum-well gain
Philipp Ensslen
Dr. DNA as template for heteroleptic complex formation and attachment of ethinylnil red and ethinylpyrene nucleosides
Bild Moosmann
Dr. Design and simulation of nano antennas
Alexandra Ledermann
Dr. Design, Fabrication, and Characterisation of Three-Dimensional Photonic Quasicrystals
Gunnar Dolling
Dr. Design, fabrication, and characterization of double-negative metamaterials for photonics
Michael Thiel
Dr. Design, fabrication, and characterization of three-dimensional chiral photonic crystals
Dr. Designer metasurfaces for optical lithography
Christoph Gebhardt
Dr. Development & Experimental Validation of a Novel Computational Model of Retinotopic Mapping
Dr. Development and characterization of a photodissociation spectroscopy set-up in an FT-ICR mass spectrometer
Dr. Development of a light modulator-based measurement system for the determination of the external quantum efficiency of multiple solar cells
Marschall Felix
Dr. Development of an X-ray microscope for photon energies from 15 keV to 30 keV
Dr. Development of an X-ray zoom lens
Michael Klein
Dr. Development of analytical techniques to optimize the morphology of organic solar cells
Moritz Schultes
Dr. Development of highly energy- and cost-effective perovskite type solar cells for tandem cell application
Annie Chandra
Dr. Development of novel light technology simulation software
Michael König
Dr. Discontinuous Galerkin methods in nanophotonics
Dr. Distraction in road traffic and its influence on driving behaviour
Dr. Doping of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 layers with sodium and potassium to increase efficiency
Bild Volz
Dr. Dual-Core Copper(I) Complexes as OLED Emitters: Synthesis, Properties and New Concepts
Dr. Durchstimmbare photonische Bauelemente aus polymeren Flüstergalerie-Resonatoren
Sarah Krämmer
Dr. Dye-Doped Polymeric Lasers for Sensing Applications
Andreas Arndt
Dr. Dynamics of optical excitations and electrical signals in organic solar cells and photodiodes
Boris Riedel
Dr. Efficiency enhancement of organic light emitting devices
Dr. Efficient Min-cost Flow Tracking with Bounded Memory and Computation
Dr. Electrical doping of charge carrier injection and extraction layers for solution processed organic optoelectronic devices
Wolfgang Löffler
Dr. Electrical preparation of spin-polarized electrons in semiconductor quantum dots
Matthias Ruther
Dr. Electrochemical modulation and restructuring of planar metallic metamaterials
Dr. Electron diffraction on ionic clusters in gas phase for the identification of structure-based properties
Dr. Enlargement of the field of view of the X-ray phase contrast imaging for clinical application
Dr. Evaporative Preparation of Perovskite-Based Absorbers for Thin Film Solar Cells
Felix Fiederling
Dr. Experimental Investigation and Modeling of Growth Cone Adaptation in the Development of Topographic Projections
Jonathan Müller
Dr. Exploring the Mechanisms of Three-Dimensional Direct Laser Writing by Multi-Photon Polymerization
Radwanul Siddique
Dr. Fabrication and analysis of bio-inspired photonic nano/microstructures found in butterfly wing scales
Dr. Fabrication and characterization of mechanically flexible organic solar cells by solution processing
Thomas Striebel
Dr. Fabrication and characterization of three-dimensional microstructures for cell experiments
Johannes Kenntner
Dr. Fabrication of grating structures with aspect ratio 100 for phase contrast imaging in a Talbot interferometer
Isabelle Staude
Dr. Functional elements in three-dimensional photonic bandgap materials
Benjamin Hummel
Dr. Glare free LED high beam headlight
Dr. Glass and polymer microresonators as optical whispering galleries
Dr. Glycoconjugates - Strategies and Possibilities
Dr. Helical Optical Metamaterials
Dr. High aperture time-of-flight laser camera
Students Beck, Torsten
Dr. High quality polymer microresonators as optical sensors
Benedikt Prunsche
Dr. High resolution optical nanoscopy and fluctuation spectroscopy for the investigation of biophysical processes
Markus Butzbach
Dr. High-resolution optical coherence tomography with a supercontinuum laser
Jens Niegemann
Dr. Higher-order methods for solving Maxwell's equations in the time-domain
Dr. Hybrid Photonic–Plasmonic Modes in Coated Whispering-Gallery Resonators
Diana Rueda
Dr. Hybrid inorganic/organic printable solar cells
Philipp Brenner
Dr. Hybrid organic-inorganic and fully-inorganic solution processible optoelectronic devices based on nanoparticles
Manuel Reinhard
Dr. Hybrid thin film photovoltaics based on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 and organic semiconductors
Oliver Pink
Dr. Image-based self-localization of road vehicles
Dr. Improving the Spectral Bandwidth of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPDs)
Dr. Influence of Material and Geometry on the Performance of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors
Marieke Poß
Dr. Inorganic-organic hybrid nanomaterials for medicine and catalysis
Dr. Integrated dye lasers for all-polymer photonic Lab-on-a-Chip systems
Patrik Rath
Dr. Integrated optomechanics and single-photon detection in diamond photonic integrated circuits
Dr. Integrated sensors with polymer-based photonic crystals
Christoph Vannahme
Dr. Integration of organic lasers in Lab-on-Chip systems
Heußner Nico
Dr. Investigation of eye hazards by scanning laser systems to support design processes
Dr. Large area X-ray gratings for X-ray phase contrast imaging
Ruben Hünig.
Dr. Light Manangement in CIGS thin film solar cells
Matthias Karl
Dr. Light confinement in pyramidal and columnar microresonators
Adrian Mertens
Dr. Light management in organic tandem-solar cells
Dr. Light-Matter Interaction in Hybrid Quantum Plasmonic Systems
Dr. Linear and Nonlinear Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for Next-Generation Optical Networks
Dr. Localization Microscopy Based Super-resolution Imaging and Analysis of Dynamics
Eugen Waldt
Dr. Luminescence spectroscopy of lanthanide complexes and dye molecules in an ion trap
Bild Vochezer
Dr. Measurement of the microphysical and optical properties of mixed-phase clouds at the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch (3568 m a.s.l.)
Dr. Mechanically flexible, transparent conductors based on ultrathin metallic layers
Yvonne Klapper
Dr. Mechanisms of interaction between human serum proteins and lipid membranes
Dr. Micro- and nanoparticle-based technologies for increasing the efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes
Dr. Micromechanical tunable Fabry-Pérot interferometers with membrane Bragg mirrors based on silicon/silicon carbonitride
Anna Hörner
Dr. Microscopic and spectroscopic investigations of fluorescent dyes and fluorescence-labelled glycostructures
Dr. Microwave spin manipulation in spin LEDs
Andreas Streck
Dr. Miniaturized Flying Spot Projectors - Laser Control and System Design
Martin Roser
Dr. Model-based and position-accurate detection of raindrops in image sequences to improve video-based driver assistance functions
Dr. Modelling and simulation of semi-transparent organic solar cells
Sven Schüle
Dr. Modular adaptive micro-optical systems combined with microactuators
Marko Brammer
Dr. Modular optoelectronic microfluidic backplane
Patrick Müller
Dr. Molecular Photoswitches for STED-inspired Laser Lithography
Jörg Wissler
Dr. Molecule diffusion through individual nuclear pore complexes of the frog egg (Xenopus laevis): Investigation with a new device in the optical near field and laser fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
Wei He
Dr. Monitoring mechanical and structural properties at sub-micrometric scales of cells in 3D
Dr. Multifrequency readout method for superconducting single photon detectors
Dr. Multiple trap optical tweezers for cell force measurements
Dr. Nanophotonic circuits for infrared spectrsocopy and optomechanic sensing
Anna Owyan
Dr. Nanophotonic circuits for single photon emitters
Dr. Nanoscale investigation of potential distribution in operating Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells
Dr. Near-field optical fluorescene correlation spectroscopy
Daniela Dissel
Dr. Near-field optical spectroscopy on photonic metamaterials
Bild Bergmann
Dr. New emitters for OLEDs: The coordination- and photo-chemistry of mononuclear neutral copper(I) complexes
Manuel Decker
Dr. New light on optical activity: interaction of electromagnetic waves with chiral photonic metamaterials
Dr. Nonlinear Optics of Split-Ring Resonators and their Application as a Thermal Detector
Dr. Niels Feth
Dr. Nonlinear optics of planar metamaterial arrays and spectroscopy of individual photonic atoms
Dr. Nonlocal homogenization theory of Metamaterials
Wei Tian
Dr. Novel Aggregated Solutions for Robust Visual Tracking in Traffic Scenarios
Dr. Novel lanthanide-based probes for biomedical and lighting applications
Dr. Novel tools for simultaneous optogenetic manipulation and calcium imaging in the zebrafish nervous system
Dr. Omnidirectional Stereo Vision for Autonomous Vehicles
Tiemo Bückmann
Dr. On Mechanical Metamaterials
Dr. On Second-Harmonic Generation in Nanolaminates and 3D Nanolaminated Photonic Crystals
Dr. On Thermoelastic and Poroelastic Metamaterials
Student Froelich, Andreas
Dr. On tailored three-dimensional optical materials by atomic layer deposition
Dr. On the Hall effect in three-dimensional metamaterials
Dr. On the photochemical synthesis of nanoscale main group elements and novel dye solar cells
Dr. Optical Coherence Tomography in Material Characterization
Jingshi Li
Dr. Optical Delay Interferometers and their Application for Self-coherent Detection
Dr. Optical Whispering Gallery Resonators and their Functionalization for Biosensors
Student Schwab, Patrick
Dr. Optical antennas made of Al and Au: Excitation concepts and influence of oxidation
Matthias Wissert
Dr. Optical antennas: linear and nonlinear excitation and emission
Dr. Optical product security using random structures
Christian Schöttle
Dr. Optical properties of non-noble metal nanoparticles - Synthesis and Characterisation
Dr. Optical spectroscopy of perovskite structures for thin-film solar cells
Dr. Optical spectroscopy of synthetic compounds for life science applications
Dr. Optics in Self Assembled Metamaterials
Dr. Optimal track and trajectory planning for automobiles
Jonas Hanisch
Dr. Optimization of cathodes and interlayers for polymer solar cells
Dr. Optoelectronic Characterization of Thin-Film Solar Cells by Electroreflectance and Luminescence Spectroscopy
Min Zhang
Dr. Organic Light Emitting Diodes: Electron Injection Layers for Advanced Solution Processed Device Architectures
Dr. Organic Semiconductor Lasers and Tailored Nanostructures for Raman Spectroscopy
Stefan gaertner
Dr. Organic nanoparticles for forming photoactive layers of organic solar cells
Dr. Photon upconversion heterostructures made from surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks
Student Ergin, Tolga
Dr. Photonic metamaterials for transformation optics
Birgit Rudat
Dr. Photophysical properties of fluorophor labeled peptoids: from ensemble to single molecule spectroscopy
Dr. Printed electrochemical light cells based on biocompatible and biodegradable materials
Student Geiger, Andreas
Dr. Probabilistic Models for 3D Urban Scene Understanding from Movable Platforms
Dr. Probing Cellular Uptake of Nanoparticles, One at a Time
Dr. Process development for wet chemical fabrication Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells
Dr. Quantitative Studies of Nanoparticle-Biological Matter Interactions Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy Methods
Martin Husnik
Dr. Quantitative optical spectroscopy of single metallic nanostructures
Dr. Quantum dot microresonators and single photon sources
Dr. Reactions of cells in three-dimensional microstructures to local mechanical stimuli
Bild Schmogrow
Dr. Real-time Digital Signal Processing for Software-defined Optical Transmitters and Receivers
Holger Rapp
Dr. Reconstruction of Specular Reflective Surfaces using Auto-Calibrating Deflectometry
Dr. Roll-to-roll fabrication of microfluidic analytical systems based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Bild vogt
Dr. Rolled Refractive X-Ray Foillenses
Dr. SURMOF-based Luminescent Solar Concentrators
Dr. Selective bio-functionalization of three-dimensional microstructures
Schindler, Philipp
Dr. Self-coherent silicon integrated optic receivers
Dr. Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers and mm-Wave Wireless Links for Converged Access Networks
Dr. Sensor fusion for compensation of measurement errors in camera-based color distribution measurement
Nico Bolse
Dr. Sensor systems for trace detection of nitroaromatic hazardous substances using fluorescence quenching
Dr. Silicon nanocrystals for optoelectronic applications
Dietmar Korn
Dr. Silicon organic hybrid components for photonic integrated circuits
Stefan Wolf
Dr. Silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) electro-optic modulators for high-speed and power-efficient communications
David Hillerkuß
Dr. Single-Laser Multi-Terabit/s Systems
Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schnabel
Dr. rer. nat. Solution-processed kesterite absorbers for thin film solar cells
Stefan Höfle
Dr. Solution-processed organic tandem light emitting diodes
Falko Riechert
Dr. Speckle reduction in projection systems
Dr. Spectral near field data of LED systems for optical simulations
Patrick Jäger
Dr. Spectroscopic and mass spectrometric investigations of isolated metalloporphyrin multianions
Dr. Spectroscopic and mass spectrometric investigations of porphyrin-ions in gas phase
Oliver Kiowski
Dr. Spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes and their synthesis via chemical vapor deposition
Dr. Spin-based optoelectronics with semiconductor quantum dots
Dr. Johannes Fallert
Dr. Stimulated emission in zinc oxide nanostructures
Dr. Structures and fragmentation behavior of mass-selected lead, bismuth and lanthanum cluster ions
Oliver Kahl
Dr. Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors for Integrated Quantum Optics
Dr. Supramolekulare Chromophor-DNA-Architekturen – Steuerung der Chromophorsequenz und der helikalen Orientierung
Marit Mai
Dr. Synthesis and characterization of nanoscale phosphors in ionic liquids
Eduard Spuling
Dr. Synthesis of new[2.2]paracyclophane derivatives for application in materials sciences
Stefan Nanz
Dr. Tailored Light Scattering and Emission in Solar Cells and LEDs Using Ordered and Disordered Interfaces
Bild Bocksrocker
Dr. Technologies for light management in organic light-emitting diodes
Tatjana Karpushkin
Dr. Temperature dependent reaction kinetics of mass selected multiple charged anions in an FT-ICR mass spectrometer
Dr. Terabit-Rate Transmission Using Optical Frequency Comb Sources
Dr. The Full Anisotropic Adaptive Fourier Modal Method and its Application to Periodic and Aperiodic Photonic Nanostructures
Dr. Three-dimensional optical lithography beyond the diffraction limit
Michael Rill
Dr. Three-dimensional photonic metamaterials by direct laser writing and advanced metallization techniques
Philipp Daniel Kaiser
Dr. Transcriptome analysis of schizophrenia-relevant brain regions in neuregulin-1-deficient mice
Dr. Transformation optics for optoelectronic devices - Cloaking contact fingers and enhancing light extraction
Dr. Triplet exciton transport in porphyrin-based surface-anchored metal-organic framework thin films 
Dr. Tunable organic lasers
Dr. Ultrafast photophysics and photochemistry after excited state intramolecular charge transfer in the liquid phase
Dr. Waveguide Quantum Optics: A Wave-Function Based Approach
Dr. Whispering-Gallery-Mode Lasing in Polymeric Microcavities
Qiang Shi
Dr. Wiring up pre-characterized single nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds by 3D laser lithography
Dr. X-ray lenses with large apertures
Dr. X-ray optics made by X-ray lithography: Process optimization and quality control
Jonas Conrad
Dr. Zinc oxide nanostructures for optoelectronic applications
Dr. iLaS” intelligent laserlight for compact, high-resolution, adaptive headlamps