Prof. Dr. Ermin Malic

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Department of Physics

Renthof 7, 35037 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 28-22640
Fax: +49 6421 28-22641


Theoretical physics, condensed matter theory, many-body interactions, light-matter coupling and ultrafast dynamics in atomically thin semiconductors, exciton physics, moire phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures

University Education

2013 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, Technische Universität Berlin, “Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes – Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics and Optics”
2008 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Technische Universität Berlin / Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ” Many-particle theory of optical properties in low-dimensional nanostructures”, thesis advisor: Prof. A. Knorr
2005 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Technische Universität Berlin, „Dynamic Theory of Semiconductor Quantum Dot Lasers“, supervisor: Prof. A. Knorr

Professional Experience

2020 Director, Vinnova Competence Center 2D-TECH, Sweden
2018-20 Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
2017- Director, Graphene Centre, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
2016-18 Associate professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
2015-16 Assistant professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
2014 Guest professor, Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), Paris, France
2013 Visiting researcher, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
2011-15 Einstein group leader, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
2010-11 Postdoctoral researcher, Center of Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
2008-10 Postdoctoral researcher, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
2008 Visiting researcher, University of Modena, Italy
2006 Visiting researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016 Walter-Schottky Award, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DPG)
2016- Scientific Advisory Board, CLEO (2016), Graphene Week (2017), Noeks (2018), CSW (2018), NT (2019), Cleo-Europe (2019, 2021), Noeks (2020)
2016- Editorial Board member, Nature Scientific Reports
2015- Conference organizer: Many-body physics in graphene (2015), Initiative Seminar on 2D materials (2018) with the Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov
2013 Karl-Scheel Award, Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin
2013-14 Japanese-German experts program, Japanese Foreign Ministry
2010-11 DAAD research scholarship, German academic exchange service
2008 Chorafas Award, Chorafas Foundation, recognition of distinguished PhD
2006-08 PhD scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2006 Research Hölderlin scholarship for MIT, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2005 DAAD award, recognition of distinguished master thesis
2003-05 Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2003-05 Scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
2000-05 Scholarship, Wilhelm-Lenze-Stiftung
2000 MDC Award, Max-Delbrück-Centrum
2000 Student Award, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)

Selected Publications

  1. T.Winzer, A. Knorr, E. Malic, Carrier Multiplication in Graphene, Nano Lett. 10, 4839 (2010).
  2. E. Malic, A. Knorr, Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes: Ultrafast Optics and Relaxation Dynamics, Wiley-VCH, Berlin (2013).
  3. M. Mittendorff, F. Wendler, E. Malic, A. Knorr, M. Orlita, M. Potemski, P. Plochocka, C. Berger, W. A. de Heer, H. Schneider, M. Helm, S. Winnerl, Carrier dynamics in Landau-quantized graphene featuring strong Auger scattering, Nat. Phys. 11, 75 (2015).
  4. M. Feierabend, G. Berghäuser, A. Knorr, E. Malic, Proposal for dark exciton based chemical sensors, Nat. Commun. 8, 14776 (2017).
  5. A. Raja, L. Waldecker, J. Zipfel, Y. Cho, S. Brem, J. Ziegler, M. Kulig, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, E. Malic, T. Berkelbach, T. Heinz, and A. Chernikov, “Dielectric disorder in two-dimensional materials”, Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 832 (2019).
  6. P. Merkl, F. Mooshammer, P. Steinleitner, A. Girnghuber, K. Lin, P. Nagler, C. Schüller, J. Lupton, T. Korn, S. Ovesen, S. Brem, E. Malic, R. Huber, Ultrafast transition between exciton phases in van der Waals heterostructures, Nat. Mater. 18, 691 (2019) – cover page.
  7. R. Causín, S. Brem, R. Rosati, M. Kulig, J. Ziegler, J. Zipfel, A. Chernikov, E. Malic, Exciton Propagation and Halo Formation in 2D Materials, Nano Lett. 19, 7317 (2019).
  8. S. Brem, A. Ekman, D. Christiansen, F. Katsch, M. Selig, C. Robert, X. Marie, B. Urbaszek, A. Knorr, E. Malic, Phonon-assisted photoluminescence from dark excitons in monolayers of TMDs, Nano Lett. 20, 2849 (2020).
  9. P. Merkl, F. Mooshammer, S. Brem, A. Girnghuber, K. Lin, L. Weigl, M. Liebich, C. Yong, R. Gillen, J. Maultzsch, J. Lupton, E. Malic, R. Huber, Twist-tailoring Coulomb correlations in van der Waals homobilayers, Nature Commun. 11, 2167 (2020).
  10. S. Brem, C. Linderälv, P. Erhart, E. Malic, Tunable phases of moire excitons in van der Waals heterostructures, Nano Lett. 20, 8534 (2020).


  1. Feierabend, G. Berghäuser, A. Knorr, E. Malic, A method and a sensor for detecting the presence of molecules with a dipole moment (16194861.7-1554 (2017)).