Dr. Gerson Mette (B5) completed his habilitation at the Philipps-University Marburg

We congratulate Dr. Gerson Mette, former PI of SFB project B5, on completing his habilitation in experimental physics at the Philipps-University Marburg.

Dr. Gerson Mette studied physics at the Philipps-University Marburg and finished his PhD in the group of Prof. Höfer in 2012. After working as a postdoc at the University of Zurich for two years, he went back to Marburg and became a research associate in 2015 while simultaneously joining the SFB 1083 as a young researcher and co-PI of project B5.

With his broad background in surface science and laser spectroscopy, he has set up new SHG imaging microscopy for pump-probe experiments of van der Waals heterostructures and explored the dynamics of charge-transfer processes across interfaces of 2D materials in well-defined environments. Furthermore, he explored the influence of electronic interface states on the ultrafast charge-transfer at buried GaP/Si interfaces.

In February 2022 he gave his habilitation talk on “How big is the proton? The proton radius puzzle” and completed his habilitation in experimental physics. The members of the SFB thank Dr. Mette for his work and commitment for the SFB 1083 and wish him all the best on his future career path.