- In Germany we count about 3000 users of synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers.
- These users are represented by the Komittee für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung (KFS) composed by 8 elected members and about 8 guests including the directors of light sources and members of German founding bodies.
University of Tübingen
Faculty of Science
Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
I am a solid-state physicist and I work in the field of organic quantum materials.
I have pioneered the research on radical thin films, which is rapidly gaining interest. My research is moving towards applications, showing that these materials are suitable for quantum technologies.
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik
University of Siegen
Department of Physics
Solid State Physics group
Department of Chemistry
Owing to the ever-increasing demand regarding performance metrics for modern materials, the underlying chemistry and physics is becoming increasingly complex. My group’s approach to tackle related scientific questions is of reductionist nature, in which the atomic- to meso-scale structural and chemical properties of materials are investigated via employing well-defined model systems. The envisioned understanding of the functional role of each atom and molecule can only be achieved when the individual components of a complex system are isolated in model systems, which must allow for real-time investigations in environments natural to functional devices.
Hence, particular focus lies on carrying out in situ/operando synchrotron X-ray-based measurements. My group’s philosophy is that the obtained foundational knowledge is predictive and scalable, and can be utilized for rational bottom-up improvements of materials because fundamental insight can inspire novel concepts. Specific research interests include interfacial (electro)chemistry in energy storage materials, development of model systems for advanced characterization of dynamic processes at the atomic scale, understanding ion transport in electrolytes via advanced synchrotron techniques, and ion adsorption and intercalation in desalination technologies for clean water.
USER REPRESENTATION – KFS
In Germany we count about 3000 users of synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers. These users are represented by the Komittee für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung (KFS) composed by 8 elected and 3 coopted members and about 8 guests including the directors of light sources and members of German founding bodies.