I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working at the boundaries between physics, chemistry, and materials science. I study novel semiconductors for applications in optoelectronics; chiefly focusing on light-emitting devices and solar cells. The work is conducted at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Cavendish Laboratory, where I have been leading a spectrosocpy sub-group in the laboratory of Sam Stranks since January 2021.
In practice, my work involves experiments with optical microscopes and laser spectroscopy. The goal is to understand fundamental aspects of nanoscale materials and to create the next generation of low-cost, non-toxic, and cheap solutions for solar light harvesting as a puzzle piece to enable a sustainable future energy supply.
I obtained a double doctorate in Materials Science/Physics from the University of Groningen (NL) and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (GER) with a thesis on the photphysics of nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications. Before that, I studied nanotechnology (MSc) and microtechnology (BEng) in Erlangen, Linköping, and Zwickau.
Privately, I enjoy reading, running, and the occasional game of chess.
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