Prof. Dr. Janina Maultzsch
Physics, Institute of Condensed Matter Physics
Chair of Experimental Physics
The research at the Chair of Experimental Physics focuses on light-matter interaction in low-dimensional materials, such as graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials, carbon nanotubes, and semiconductor nanoparticles. Current projects include excitons and phonons in novel 2D materials and van-der-Waals heterostructures, twisted 2D layers and moiré-induced effects, Raman spectroscopy on functionalized carbon nanotubes, optical properties of core-shell nanoparticles, ab-initio computations of structural, vibrational, and optical properties of 2D materials.
What do you plan for GS AMP?
For the Graduate School, I wish that we continue offering excellent interdisciplinary education for doctoral researchers from the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering. Our goal is to establish the Graduate School as an umbrella for structured doctoral programs as well as for individual doctoral training, which provides attractive support and an inspiring environment for scientific and personal development.
Prof. Robin N. Klupp Taylor, DPhil (Oxon)
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Nanostructured Particles Research Group (Institute of Particle Technology)
The focus of the Nanostructured Particles Research Group is on the synthesis, processing and application of complex functional particles using colloidal techniques, keeping a close eye on scalability and reproducibility of the processes used. Areas of particular interest include patchy and Janus particles synthesised using template-free heterogeneous nucleation and growth; particles with geometrically tuneable plasmon resonances; and structured particle thin films formed by self- and directed-assembly. The group is also involved in a wider collaboration initially established within the Cluster of Excellence EAM to design and build optimized nanostructured optical particles using a unique combination of numerical, physical and chemical approaches. From 2020 onwards this research undertaking was the focus of Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1411 – Design of Particulate Products.
What do you plan for GS AMP:
I hope to be able to make a structured doctoral programme attractive and accessible for all doctoral researchers based in our Faculties who contribute in some way to the FAU research priority “New Materials and Processes”. In particular I am keen to involve groups and researchers who may not have been involved in EAM. I am also hoping to increase the cooperation between the existing third-party funded graduate programmes in our faculty and to provide equivalent opportunities (e.g. dual mentoring) to those doctoral researchers not involved in those programmes.