Prof. Julien Bachmann

Prof. Julien Bachmann, PhD

Julien Bachmann

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Julien Bachmann studied chemistry at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and graduated with a Diplôme de chimiste in 2001 working under Carlo Floriani on the synthesis of coordination compounds reactive to dinitrogen. He then joined Dan Nocera’s group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA to prepare and investigate novel molecules able to store electrons at both a transition metal ion and an organic site. After obtaining his Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT in 2006, he moved with a Humboldt Fellowship to the department led by Ulrich Gösele at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Germany to learn the chemistry and physics of solids.

He worked as a postdoc at the University of Hamburg with Kornelius Nielsch on nanomagnetism for two years, and obtained an Assistant Professor position (‘Juniorprofessur’, W1) in physics and chemistry in Hamburg in October 2009 to start independent work on energy-converting nanostructured interfaces. Prof. Bachmann was appointed as an Associate Professor (W2) of Inorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2012. In July 2017 he was promoted to the Full Professor (W3) status in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Engineering of Advanced Materials’, and he now leads the Chair for ‘Chemistry of Thin Film Materials’ at FAU.

Julien Bachmann can be reached in the IZNF building on Cauerstr. 3, office 2.136, by phone (09131 85 70551) and by e-mail (

Curriculum vitae

Full publications list (ORCID)

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Selected publications:

S. Haschke, M. Mader, S. Schlicht, A. M. Roberts, A. M. Angeles-Boza, J. A. C. Barth, J. Bachmann
Nature Commun. 2018, 9, 4565
“Direct oxygen isotope effect identifies the rate-determining step of electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction at a metal oxide surface”
S. Haschke, D. Pankin, Y. Petrov, S. Bochmann, A. Manshina, J. Bachmann
ChemSusChem 2017, 18, 3644-3651
“Design rules for oxygen evolution catalysis at porous iron oxide electrode surfaces: Thousand-fold current density increase”
O. Brummel, D. Besold, Y. Wu, S. Bochmann, F. Lazzari, F. Waidhas, T. Döpper, U. Bauer, P. Bachmann, C. Papp, H.-P. Steinrück, A. Görling, J. Libuda, J. Bachmann
ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 1424-1432 (‘Very Important Paper’)
“Energy storage in strained organic molecules: Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of norbornadiene and quadricyclane”
Y. Wu, D. Döhler, M. Barr, E. Oks, M. Wolf, L. Santinacci, J. Bachmann
Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 6379-6385
Atomic layer deposition from dissolved precursors
Y. Wu, L. Assaud, C. Kryschi, B. Capon, C. Detavernier, L. Santinacci and J. Bachmann*
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 5971-5981
Antimony sulfide as a light absorber in highly ordered, coaxial nanocylindrical arrays: Preparation and integration into a photovoltaic device
T. Grünzel, Y. J. Lee, K. Kueppel, J. Bachmann*
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2013, 4, 655-664
Preparation of electrochemically active silicon nanotubes in highly ordered arrays
H. Wedemeyer, J. Michels, R. Chmielowski, S. Bourdais, M. Sugiura, G. Dennler, J. Bachmann*
Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 67-71
Nanocrystalline solar cells with an antimony sulfide solid absorber by atomic layer deposition
J. Gemmer, Y. Hinrichsen, A. Abel, J. Bachmann*
J. Catal. 2012, 290, 220-224
“Systematic catalytic current enhancement for the oxidation of water at nanostructured iron(III) oxide electrodes”
Y. T. Chong, D. Görlitz, S. Martens, M. Y. E. Yau, S. Allende, J. Bachmann,* K. Nielsch
Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 2435-2439
“Multilayered core-shell nanowires displaying two distinct magnetic switching events”
J. Bachmann,* R. Zierold, Y. T. Chong, R. Hauert, C. Sturm, R. Schmidt-Grund, B. Rheinländer, U. Gösele, K. Nielsch*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6177-6179, and Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 6272-6274
“A Practical, Self-Catalytic, Atomic Layer Deposition of Silicon Dioxide”
(“Selbstkatalytische Atomlagenabscheidung von Siliciumdioxid”)
J. Bachmann,* J. Jing, M. Knez, S. Barth, H. Shen, S. Mathur, U. Gösele, K. Nielsch*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 9554-9555
“Ordered Iron Oxide Nanotube Arrays of Controlled Geometry and Tunable Magnetism by Atomic Layer Deposition”
(featured in the “Research Highlights” of Nature Nanotechnology online 2007, doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.255)
J. Bachmann, D. G. Nocera*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 4730-4743
“Multielectron Redox Chemistry of Iron Porphyrinogens”