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Sven Ebel
Sven Ebel

Former intern at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: 3D printing of optical elements

Domenico Paone, M.Sc.
Domenico Paone, M.Sc.

Former master student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Nanoparticle hydrogen sensing

Dr. Stefan Kedenburg
Dr. Stefan Kedenburg

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Nonlinear fibers

Now at Trumpf

Dr. Martin Mesch
Dr. Martin Mesch

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Metamaterial sensors

Now at P3 Systems.

Steffen Beutler, M.Sc.
Steffen Beutler, M.Sc.

Former master student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: 3D Printed Microoptics

Sebastian Wagner, M.Ed.
Sebastian Wagner, M.Ed.

Former master student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Refractive index measurements

Dr. Tobias Steinle
Dr. Tobias Steinle

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Optical parametric amplification and nonlinear spectroscopy

Dr. Maxim Nesterov
Dr. Maxim Nesterov

Former postdoc at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Simulation of complex plasmonic structures

Dr. Ioanna Sakellari
Dr. Ioanna Sakellari

Former postdoc at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: 3D Direct Laser Writing

Felix Hütt, B.Sc.
Felix Hütt, B.Sc.

Former bachelor student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Photoacoustic spectroscopy

Daniel Werdehausen, M.Sc.
Daniel Werdehausen, M.Sc.

Former master student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Transient absorption and THz spectroscopy

Divya Virmani, M.Sc.
Divya Virmani, M.Sc.

Former master student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Near-field optical spectroscopy of novel quantum materials

Steinn Ymir Agustsson, M.Sc.
Steinn Ymir Agustsson, M.Sc.

Former master student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Coherent Control of Collective Excitations in Complex Quantu

Fatemeh Ghorbani, B.Sc.
Fatemeh Ghorbani, B.Sc.

Former trainee at MPI-FKF
Topic: Dynamics in Organic Quantum Materials

Dr. Xinghui Yin
Dr. Xinghui Yin

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Chiral plasmonic sensing

Now at Harvard University (group of Prof. Capasso)

Ingo Hermann, B.Sc.
Ingo Hermann, B.Sc.

Former bachelor student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Semiconductor spectroscopy

Martin Bauer
Martin Bauer

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Electronics for laser applications

Risheng Xu, B.Sc.
Risheng Xu, B.Sc.

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Design and implementation of graphical user interfaces

Sven Bodenstedt
Sven Bodenstedt

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institute

Jonas Schwenzer, M.Sc.
Jonas Schwenzer, M.Sc.

Former master student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Plasmonic dye solar cells

Now at KIT (group of Prof. Lemmer)

Dr. Timo Gissibl
Dr. Timo Gissibl

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: 3D direct laser writing of complex structures

Now at Nanoscribe GmbH

Dr. Bernd Metzger
Dr. Bernd Metzger

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Nonlinear spectroscopy of complex plasmonic structures and antennas

Now at University of Colorado (group of Prof. Raschke)

Dr. Andreas Tittl
Dr. Andreas Tittl

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Optical Hydrogen Sensing

Now at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland (group of Prof. Altug)

Dr. Jun Zhao
Dr. Jun Zhao

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Large-area metamaterials by tilted evaporation

Now at Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH, Reutlingen

Philip Molares
Philip Molares

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Electronics and microcontrollers

Anupama Ramesh Hegde
Anupama Ramesh Hegde

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: High-speed electronic signal processing for stimulated Raman spectroscopy

Dr. Venla Manninen
Dr. Venla Manninen

Former post doc at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Plasmon-assisted chemistry

Akihito Kawatani, B.Sc.
Akihito Kawatani, B.Sc.

Former bachelor student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Polarimetry

Jaco Fuchs, B.Sc.
Jaco Fuchs, B.Sc.

Former bachelor student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Nonlinear plasmonics

Dipl.-Phys. Eva Mehner
Dipl.-Phys. Eva Mehner

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Microchiplaser

Dr. Christina Bauer
Dr. Christina Bauer

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Metallic photonic crystals

Prof. Dr. Heinz Schweizer
Prof. Dr. Heinz Schweizer

Former research professor at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Metamaterials and Nanostructures

Dr. Jessie Chin
Dr. Jessie Chin

Former post doc at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Nonreciprocal plasmonics

Dr. Daniel Drégely
Dr. Daniel Drégely

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Optical Antennas

Now at European Patent Office

Prof. Dr. Markus Lippitz
Prof. Dr. Markus Lippitz

Former juniorprofessor at MPI-FKF

Now research group leader at University of Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Klas Lindfors
Prof. Dr. Klas Lindfors

Former post doc at MPI-FKF
Topic: Exciton-Plasmon interaction

Now leader of the Nano-optics group at University of Cologne, Department of Physical Chemistry

Dr. Markus Pfeiffer
Dr. Markus Pfeiffer

Former PhD student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Time-resolved photoluminescence of coupled systems

Now at University of Cologne, Department of Physical Chemistry (group of Prof. Lindfors)

Dr. Thorsten Schumacher
Dr. Thorsten Schumacher

Former PhD student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Antenna-enhanced pump-probe spectroscopy

Now at University of Bayreuth (group of Prof. Lippitz)

Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Brandstetter
Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Brandstetter

Former PhD student at MPI-FKF

Moved to University of Bayreuth (group of Prof. Lippitz)

Dipl.-Phys. Christian Dicken
Dipl.-Phys. Christian Dicken

Former PhD student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Coherent spectroscopy of semiconductor quantum dots

Moved to University of Bayreuth (group of Prof. Lippitz)

Dipl.-Phys. Daniela Ullrich
Dipl.-Phys. Daniela Ullrich

Former PhD student at MPI-FKF

Moved to University of Bayreuth (group of Prof. Lippitz)

Dr. Robin Hegenbarth
Dr. Robin Hegenbarth

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: High-power femtosecond MIR light generation

Now at Karl Storz, Tuttlingen

Kirsten Rittershofer
Kirsten Rittershofer

Former intern at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Plasmonic dye solar cells

Sven Hein
Sven Hein

Former diploma student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Coupling of metamaterials

Now at TU Berlin (group of Prof. Knorr)

Hedi Gräbeldinger
Hedi Gräbeldinger

Former technician at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Ebeam and MSL

Annebärbel Fuoss
Annebärbel Fuoss

Former technician at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Crystal growth

Emmerich Frank
Emmerich Frank

Former technician at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Cleanroom technology

Quan Niu, M.Sc.
Quan Niu, M.Sc.

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Chemical sensing

Now at MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz

Martin Antoni
Martin Antoni

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Electronics

Stefanie Neutzner
Stefanie Neutzner

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Chiral metamaterials

Now at AMOLF

Dr. Marius Vieweg
Dr. Marius Vieweg

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Photonic fibers

Patent lawyer training

Dr. Christian Wolpert
Dr. Christian Wolpert

Former PhD student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Coherent coupling between semiconductor quantum dots

Hongyi Zhang
Hongyi Zhang

Former scientist at MPI-FKF

Dr. Richard Taubert
Dr. Richard Taubert

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: 3D Metamaterials and Antennas

Now at TRUMPF Hüttinger, Freiburg

Dr. Jens Dorfmüller
Dr. Jens Dorfmüller

Former postdoc at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Nanooptics

Bosch

Patrick Herlinger
Patrick Herlinger

Former diploma student at MPI-FKF
Topic: Deep-UV spectroscopy of graphene

Now at MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, group of Dr. Smet

Gaurav Pathak
Gaurav Pathak

Former trainee at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Chemical growth

Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Luckert
Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Luckert

Former diploma student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Radial and azimuthal spectroscopy

Now at PAMAS, Rutesheim

Dr. Michael Gwinner
Dr. Michael Gwinner

Former external at Optoelectronics Group, University of Cambridge, UK
Topic: Organic Light-emitting Field Effect Transistors

Now at McKinsey, London, UK

Larissa Mesch geb. Wollet
Larissa Mesch geb. Wollet

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Setup of advanced lab course "Metamaterials"

Now: Hegel-Gymnasium Stuttgart-Vaihingen

Dr. Ralf Ameling
Dr. Ralf Ameling

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: 3D Metamaterials

Now at Bosch

Dipl.-Phys. Stefano Cataldo
Dipl.-Phys. Stefano Cataldo

Former diploma student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Nano-pinhole lithography for complex structures

Dr. Sebastian Pricking
Dr. Sebastian Pricking

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Tapered fibers for compact white light lasers

Now at TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

Dr. Tobias Utikal
Dr. Tobias Utikal

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Metallic Photonic Crystals

Now at MPI for the Science of Light (group of Prof. Sandoghdar), Erlangen

Michael Kopp
Michael Kopp

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Compact autocorrelator

Dipl.-Phys. André Radke
Dipl.-Phys. André Radke

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institute
Topic: Direct Laser Writing of Photonic Crystals

Now at Nanoscribe GmbH

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zentgraf
Prof. Dr. Thomas Zentgraf

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Ultrafast nonlinear optics of metallic photonic crystals

Now head of the Ultrafast Nanophotonics Group at University of Paderborn

Dr. Liwei Fu
Dr. Liwei Fu

Former postdoc at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Metamaterials and Transmission Line Theory

Now at Institute for Technical Optics, University of Stuttgart (Group of Prof. Osten)

Akad. Direktor Dr. Wolf Wölfel
Akad. Direktor Dr. Wolf Wölfel

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: FP / Lecture

Tim Preukschat
Tim Preukschat

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: White light lasers

Jan-Philipp Negel
Jan-Philipp Negel

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Terahertz generation

Now at IFSW, University of Stuttgart (group of Prof. Graf)

Dipl.-Phys. Patrick Mai
Dipl.-Phys. Patrick Mai

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Metallic Photonic Crystal Hydrogen Sensor

Now at University of Innsbruck (group of Prof. Weihs)

Dipl.-Phys. Lutz Langguth
Dipl.-Phys. Lutz Langguth

Former diploma student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Coupled metamaterials

Now at AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL

Michael Saliba
Michael Saliba

Former scientist at MPI-FKF
Topic: Computation of near- and far-field scattering in plasmonic systems

Now at Oxford University (group of H. Snaith)

Kai Kratzer
Kai Kratzer

Former scientist at MPI-FKF
Topic: Nonlinear Spectroscopy Using Nanoantennas

Siegfried Weisenburger
Siegfried Weisenburger

Former scientist at MPI-FKF
Topic: Nonlinear Microscopy on Plasmonic Nanostructures

Now at MPI for the Science of Light, Erlangen

Dr. Na Liu
Dr. Na Liu

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Metamaterials

Now head of Smart Nanoplasmonics group at MPI-IS, Stuttgart

Marius Koch
Marius Koch

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Setup of advanced lab course "Evaporation in high vacuum"

Now: Referendariat

Anja Wacker
Anja Wacker

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Setup of advanced lab course "Metamaterials"

Now: Referendariat

Friederike Kromer
Friederike Kromer

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Setup of advanced lab course "Metamaterials"

Now: Referaendariat

Manuel Huber
Manuel Huber

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue

Cornelius Grossmann
Cornelius Grossmann

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Wasserstoffsensor

Now at University of Cambdrige (group of Prof. J. J. Baumberg)

David Molnar
David Molnar

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Nanomechanics

Georg Kobiela
Georg Kobiela

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Metallische Photonische Kristalle und Metamaterialien

Now Ph.D. student at the Robert Bosch GmbH

Dr. Felix Hoos
Dr. Felix Hoos

Former PhD student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Compact white light lasers

Now at Daimer AG

Michael Geiselmann
Michael Geiselmann

Former diploma student at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Metamaterials

Now at the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Todd Meyrath
Dr. Todd Meyrath

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Metamaterials

Now at Aerius Photonics, Ventura, USA

Zhaolu Diao
Zhaolu Diao

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: 3D Metamaterials

Moved to the Laboratory of Quantum Optoelectronics at the EPFL

Sai Li
Sai Li

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: High power fs-lasers

Moved to the 3rd Physical Institute at the University of Göttingen

Issam Ben Mansour
Issam Ben Mansour

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Microchip laser

Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Baluktsian
Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Baluktsian

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Nanoscopic Atomic Physics

Moved to Prof. Pfau's group, University of Stuttgart

Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Bublat
Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Bublat

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Nanoscopic Atomic Physics

Moved to Prof. Schütz' group, MPI für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart

Dipl.-Phys. Tolga Ergin
Dipl.-Phys. Tolga Ergin

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Dynamics of metal-dielectric nano-structures

Moved to Prof. Wegener's group, University of Karlsruhe

Dr. Hongcang Guo
Dr. Hongcang Guo

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Interference lithography of metallic photonic crystals

Moved to Manz Automation, Reutlingen

Dipl.-Phys. Daniel Kunert
Dipl.-Phys. Daniel Kunert

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Tapered Optical Fibers

Now: Studienrat, Kerschensteinerschule, Stuttgart

Elisabeth Koroknay
Elisabeth Koroknay

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Setup coating machine

Now at Prof. Michler's group

Gabi Feurle
Gabi Feurle

Former Secretary at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Secretary

Dr. Tilman Höner zu Siderdissen
Dr. Tilman Höner zu Siderdissen

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Ultrafast pulse propagation in semiconductor structures and metal-dielectric photonic crystals

Now at Endress & Hauser, Stuttgart

Dipl.-Phys. Andreas Seidel
Dipl.-Phys. Andreas Seidel

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Optical Hydrogen Sensor

Now at Ernst & Young

Dipl.-Phys. Regina Orzekowsky
Dipl.-Phys. Regina Orzekowsky

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Plasmonic Sensors

Moved to Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Luebeck

Dr. Albert Gröning
Dr. Albert Gröning

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Time-resolved photoluminescence and excitation spectroscopy of quantum dots in the green and blue spectral region

Now at IFM Electronic, Tettnang

Dr. Robert Roßbach
Dr. Robert Roßbach

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Herstellung und Charakterisierung von GaInP-VCSEL

Now at Bosch

Dipl.-Phys. Harald Roll
Dipl.-Phys. Harald Roll

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Hochleistungstransistoren auf GaN-Basis

Now: Referendariat

Dr. Victoria Pérez-Solórzano
Dr. Victoria Pérez-Solórzano

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Herstellung und Charakterisierung von (Al)GaInN-Quantenpunkten

Moved to Bosch

Dr. Nils Nielsen
Dr. Nils Nielsen

Former scientist at 4th Physics Institue
Topic: Ultrafast pulse propagation

Now at Heraeus Quarzglas, Hanau

University of Bonn


Dr. Rui Zhang
Dr. Rui Zhang

Topic: Theoretical modelling of nonlinear pulse propagation in tapered fibers

Moved to Duke University, North Carolina, USA

Dr. Dominic Meiser
Dr. Dominic Meiser

Topic: Theoretical atom optics

Moved to JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Dr. Joern Teipel
Dr. Jörn Teipel

Topic: Fabrication and optimization of tapered fibers

Now at ThyssenKrupp Nirosta GmbH, Krefeld

Dr. Dietmar Nau
Dr. Dietmar Nau

Topic: Optical properties of metallic photonic crystals

Moved to Viscom AG, Hannover

Dr. Diana Tuerke
Dr. Diana Türke

Topic: Construction of a fiber OPO

Moved to Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen

Dipl.-Phys. Anja Schoenhardt
Dipl.-Phys. Anja Schönhardt

Topic: Pulse propagation in photonic crystals

Moved to Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP), University of Bremen

Dr. Xiulun Yang
Dr. Xiulun Yang

Topic: Metamaterials

Moved to Optics Department at Shandong University, P. R. China

Dr. Xinping Zhang
Dr. Xinping Zhang

Topic: Nonlinear optics with ultrashort pulses

Professor at Beijing University of Technology (since 1 Oct 2006)

Dipl.-Phys. Mayra Fornet-Ponse
Dipl.-Phys. Mayra Fornet-Ponse

Topic: Detection of amino acids via CARS

Now at Enablence Switzerland AG, Rüschlikon

Dr. Florian Warken
Dr. Florian Warken

Topic: Plasmonics

Leica Microsystems CMS, Mannheim

Dipl.-Phys. Andrea Thelen
Dipl.-Phys. Andrea Thelen

Topic: Holographic Topometry

Moved to caesar

Dipl.-Phys. Karolin Preusser-Mellert
Dipl.-Phys. Karolin Preusser-Mellert

Topic: Fabrication of photonic crystals by optical interference lithography

Moved to Prof. Dr. Manfred Eich's group at TU Hamburg-Harburg

Dr. Svenja Knappe
Dr. Svenja Knappe

Topic: VCSEL-based compact atomic clocks

Moved to the Optical Frequency Measurements Group at NIST, Boulder, Colorado

Dipl.-Phys. Katja Franke
Dipl.-Phys. Katja Frankeg

Topic: Phase measurements on tapered fibers

University of Marburg

  • Dr. Mirko Leuschner
    Moved to TU Dresden, Biotec Center
  • Dr. Andre ChristMetallic photonic crystals
    Now at Leica, Wetzlar
  • Dr. Christian Bauer
    Moved to Bosch
  • Dr. Gunter Urbasch
    Now at Prof. Martin Koch's group, University of Marburg
  • Dr. Markus Bender
    Moved to Qimonda Dresden
  • Dr. Martin Schüttler
    Moved to Hafas AG
  • Dr. Martin Vollmer
    Moved to Bosch China
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Linden
    Professor for Experimental Physics, University of Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Lippitz
    Juniorprofessor MPI FKF Stuttgart / Uni Stuttgart