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

(presently on leave at i-MEET)

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)

Sabrina Pechmann

Organic molecules on oxide surfaces

Electron spectroscopy, TDS


Norman Anja Schmidt

High-resolution electron spectroscopy of organic molecules,

molecular magnets

Kim Thomann
Photon-induced nanostructures / nanotemplates
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


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)

Sonja Semmler (now at Schwan Cosmetics, Heroldsberg)

Dr. Nina Zeilmann (on parentship leave)

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

Former master degree students