Group members & Alumni

Post Docs and PhD students


Dr. Andreas Späth

High-resolution x-ray microscopy techniquesX-ray microscopy of natural fibers and hybrid materials

X-ray beam-induced deposition (XBID)

Confocal x-ray microscopy

X-ray laminography

Dr. Xiaoyan Du

Organic electronic devices (OFET, polymer solar cells)

(presently on leave at i-MEET)

Xiaoyan Du








Ph.D. students


Kirill Gubanov
Binary electrodes for all organic batterie



Tim Hawly

Film formation at the liquid-liquid interface

Photoswitchable molecules

Manuel Johnson

In-operando microspectroscopy of organic electronic devices (specifically OFETs)

Sabrina Pechmann

Organic molecules on oxide surfaces

Electron spectroscopy, TDS



Norman Anja Schmidt

High-resolution electron spectroscopy of organic molecules,

Molecular magnets



Fabian Streller

Interface modifications for 2D extended crystalline films


Kim Thomann

Photon-induced nanostructures / nanotemplates /keratin films

Master degree students


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

Alumni (former PhD student, research 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)

Dr. Nina Zeilmann (on parentship leave, teacher at Gymnasium Ebermannstadt)

Dr. Markus Meyer (now at Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)

Former master degree students

Benedikt Wolz (now at INAM, Forchheim)

Joshua Lorona-Ornelas (now with Leica)

Sonja Semmler (now at Schwan Cosmetics, Heroldsberg)

Daniel Schultheiß

Christopher Jordan