Prof. Dr. Wolfram Heimbrodt

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Department of Physics

Renthof 5 (LB2), 35032 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 28-21353
Fax: +49 6421 28-27036


Experimental Physics, optical and magneto-optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, exciton dynamics, Raman-spectroscopy

University Education

1996 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Experimental Physics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, “Optical and magneto-optical properties of wide band-gap semimagnetic semiconductors and quantum well structures”
1985 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Dissertation on “Isovalent Te-impurities and Te-clusters in II-VI semiconductors”, thesis advisor: Prof. O. Goede
1975-80 Study of Physics, TU Dresden, Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), supervisor: Prof. P. Süptitz

Professional Experience

1998- Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics, Philipps Universität Marburg
2012 Visiting scientist, University of Bath and Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh
2007 Visiting scientist, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
2002 Visiting scientist, University of Bath, UK
1996-97 Senior research fellow, University of Norwich (UK), School of Physics
1993-96 Research assistant (C1) and stand-in for a C3 professorship, Leader of the Group “Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Microstructures”, Institute of Physics, Humboldt Universität Berlin
1986-93 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Optics and Spectroscopy, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
1980-85 Postgraduate Research Student, Institute of Semiconductor Optics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016 Patricia Pahamy Preis for best teaching, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2011-13 Managing Director, Material Sciences Center, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2010-12 Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2006-09 Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1986 Humboldt award, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Selected Publications

  1. J. Teubert, S.A. Obukhov, P.J. Klar, W. Heimbrodt
    Influence of Magnetic Dopants on the Metal-Insulator Transition in Semiconductors
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 046404 (2009).
  2. K. Jandieri, M.K. Shakfa, S. Liebich, M. Zimprich, B. Kunert, C. Karcher, A. Chernikov, K. Volz, W. Stolz, M. Koch, S. Chatterjee, W. Heimbrodt, F. Gebhard, S. D. Baranovskii,
    Unusual energy scaling of compositional disorder in Ga(N,P,As)/GaP quantum well structures
    Phys. Rev. B 86, 125318 (2012).
  3. U. Kaiser, D. Jimenez de Aberasturi, M. Vázquez-González, C. Carrillo-Carrion, T. Niebling, W. J. Parak, W. Heimbrodt
    Determining the exact number of dye molecules attached to colloidal CdSe/ZnS quantum dots in Förster resonant energy transfer assemblies
    J. Appl. Phys. 117, 024701 (2015).
  4. K. Kantner, W. Heimbrodt, U. Kaiser, J.M. Montenegro, M. Nazarenus, B. Pelaz, P. Rivera Gil, N. Sabir, L. M. Schneider , L. I. Shabarchina, G. B. Sukhorukov, M. Vazquez, F. Yang, W. J. Parak
    Particle-Based Optical Sensing of Intracellular Ions at the Example of Calcium – What Are the Experimental Pitfalls?
    Small 11, 896 (2015).
  5. S. Gies, C. Kruska, C. Berger, P. Hens, C. Fuchs, A. Ruiz Perez, N. Rosemann, J. Veletas, S. Chatterjee, W. Stolz, S. W. Koch, J. Hader, J. Moloney, W. Heimbrodt
    Excitonic transitions in highly efficient (GaIn)As/Ga(AsSb) type-II quantum-well structures
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 182104 (2015).
  6. A. Prinzisky, I. Meyenburg, A. Jacob, B. Heidelmeier, F. Schröder, W. Heimbrodt, J. Sundermeyer
    Optical and Electrochemical Properties of new Anthraquinone Imine Based Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Eur. J. Org. Chem. 756 (2016).
  7. U. Kaiser, N. Sabir, C. Carrillo-Carrion, P. del Pino, M. Bossi, W. Heimbrodt, W. J. Parak
    Förster resonance energy transfer mediated enhancement of the fluorescence lifetime of organic fluorophores to the millisecond rangeby coupling to Mn-doped CdS/ZnS quantum dots
    Nanotechn. 27, 055101 (2016).
  8. R. Li, L. M. Schneider, W. Heimbrodt, H. Wu, M. Koch, A. Rahimi-Iman
    Gate Tuning of FRET in a Graphene – Quantum Dot FET Photo-Detector
    Sci. Rep. 6, 28224 (2016).
  9. I. Meyenburg, T. Breuer, A. Karthäuser, S. Chatterjee, G. Witte, W. Heimbrodt
    Temperature-Resolved Optical Spectroscopy of Pentacene Polymorphs: Variation of Herringbone Angles in Single-Crystals and Interface-Controlled Thin Films
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 3825 (2016).
  10. P. Springer, S. Gies, P. Hens, C. Fuchs, H. Han, J. Hader, J. V. Moloney, W. Stolz, K. Volz, S.W. Koch, W. Heimbrodt
    Charge transfer luminescence in (GaIn)As/GaAs/Ga(NAs) double quantum wells
    J. Lumin. 175, 255 (2016).


  1. Goede, R. Boyn, W. Heimbrodt, M. Kanis, Lumineszensschicht aus II-VI Halbleitermaterial (DD251153 AI (1986)).