Group members & Alumni

Post Docs

Dr. Andreas Späth

High-resolution x-ray microscopy techniques

X-ray microscopy of natural fibers and hybrid materials

X-ray beam-induced deposition (XBID)

Confocal x-ray microscopy

Dr. Xiaoyan Du

Organic electronic devices (OFET, polymer solar cells)

In-situ x-ray microspectroscopy

Xiaoyan Du








Ph.D. students


Tim Hawly

Film formation at the liquid-liquid interface

Photoswitchable molecules

Manuel Johnson

Novel techniques in organic thin film growth

Organic electronic devices (OFETs)

Markus Meyer

Polymer films, polymer blends

Radiation-induced processes in polymers

Soft X-ray microscopy / TEM

Sabrina Pechmann

Organic molecules on oxide surfaces

Electron spectroscopy, TDS


Norman Schmidt

High-resolution electron spectroscopy of organic molecules,

molecular magnets

Stephan Wenzel

Spatially resolved NEXAFS, organic thin films, polymer films

Master degree students

Joshua Lorona Ornelas

High-resolution x-ray microscopy

Christoffer Jordan

Structural properties of PLA-based polymers

Daniel Schultheiss

Large organic molecules on epitaxial oxide films

Kim Thomann

Human nail models


We are offering various topics for Master and Bachelor thesis for motivated students. Do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail !


Alumni (former PhD student, assistants)

Prof. Dr. George Tzvetkov (Univ. Sofia, Bulgaria)

Dr. Christian Hub (now at Kurz, Nürnberg)

Dr. Birgit Graf-Zeiler (Erlangen)

Dr. Benedikt Rösner (now at Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)

Sonja Semmler (now at Schwan Cosmetics, Heroldsberg)

Dr. Nina Zeilmann