We congratulate Dr. Philip Klement on receiving the 2021/22 dissertation prize of the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen in the category natural sciences for his excellent dissertation.
Philip Klement advanced the understanding of interfaces by his studies on the influence between materials and their environment. Interfaces ‒ junctions between materials ‒ are crucial for the design and performance of modern electronic devices. The impact of interfaces on the materials properties increases continuously as structures become smaller.
In his dissertation “Interface Phenomena in Two-Dimensional Materials” Philip Klement combined the dynamic and highly competitive research areas of two-dimensional materials and organic-inorganic perovskites to gain innovative insights. In his central work, he discovered free-standing, single layers of an organic-inorganic mixed crystal ‒ something not deemed feasible before. Further, he discovered the thickness dependence of the emission wavelength of this material ‒ an effect which was to date unknown. These results may enable the facile color tuning in next-generation efficient and sustainable lighting and display technologies.
Philip Klement continues to explore these new developments and opportunities as a member of the SFB projects B2 (Chatterjee) & B13 (Chatterjee/Volz), and in close collaboration with A15 (Heine).