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MALIC, Ermin Prof. Dr.

Photo of Prof. Dr. Ermin MALIC
Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsRenthof 7 35032 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-22640Link: Project B9 (Malic)Link: Biography

University Education

2013Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, Technische Universität Berlin, “Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes – Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics and Optics”
2008Doctoral 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
2005Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Technische Universität Berlin, „Dynamic Theory of Semiconductor Quantum Dot Lasers“, supervisor: Prof. A. Knorr

Professional Experience

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

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016Walter-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
2013Karl-Scheel Award, Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin
2013-14Japanese-German experts program, Japanese Foreign Ministry
2010-11DAAD research scholarship, German academic exchange service
2008Chorafas Award, Chorafas Foundation, recognition of distinguished PhD
2006-08PhD scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2006Research Hölderlin scholarship for MIT, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2005DAAD award, recognition of distinguished master thesis
2003-05Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2003-05Scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
2000-05Scholarship, Wilhelm-Lenze-Stiftung
2000MDC Award, Max-Delbrück-Centrum
2000Student 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)).

MARAUHN, Philipp

PhD-studentWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterDepartment of Physics, Inst. of Solid State TheoryWilhelm-Klemm-Straße 10 48149 MünsterPhone: +49-251 83-34943Link: Project A13 (Rohlfing)

MAßMEYER, Oliver Dr.

PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25656Link: Project A1 (Stolz)


Former PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsMainzer Gasse 33 35037 MarburgLink: Project B4 (SW Koch)


PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-25639Link: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)

METTE, Gerson Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsRenthof 5 35032 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-24123Link: Project B5 (Höfer/Mette)Link: Biography


Experimental physics, scanning probe microscopy, electron spectroscopy, non-linear laser spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, adsorption on metal and semiconductor surfaces

University Education

2012Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Dissertation on “Site-selective reactivity of ethylene, cyclooctyne and tetrahydrofuran on Si(001) surfaces”, thesis advisor: Prof. U. Höfer
2007Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, supervisor: Prof. U. Höfer
2002-2007Studies in Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Professional Experience

since 2015Research Associate, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2013-2015Postdoc, Department of Physics (Prof. J. Osterwalder), Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland)
2012-2013Scientific secretary of the planned CRC 1083 and Postdoc, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2007-2012Research Assistant, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2013Marie-Curie Fellowship (European Commission)

Selected Publications

  1. G. Mette, C. H. Schwalb, M.Dürr, U. Höfer
    Site-selective reactivity of ethylene on clean and hydrogen precovered Si(001)
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 483, 209 (2009).
  2. K. Klass, G. Mette, J. Güdde, M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Second-harmonic microscopy for fluence-dependent investigation of laser-induced surface reactions
    Phys. Rev. B 83, 125116 (2011).
  3. J. Götzen, C. H. Schwalb, C. Schmidt, G. Mette, M. Marks, U. Höfer, G. Witte
    Structural Evolution of Perfluoro-Pentacene Films on Ag(111): Transition from 2D to 3D Growth
    Langmuir 27 (3), 993 (2011).
  4. G. Mette, M. Dürr, R. Bartholomäus, U. Koert, U. Höfer
    Real-space adsorption studies of cyclooctyne on Si(001)
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 556, 70 (2013).
  5. G. Mette, M. Reutzel, R. Bartholomäus, S. Laref, R. Tonner, M. Dürr, U. Koert, U. Höfer
    Complex surface chemistry of an otherwise inert solvent molecule: Tetrahydrofuran on Si(001)
    Chem. Phys. Chem. 15, 3725 (2014).
  6. M. Reutzel, G. Mette, P. Stromberger, U. Koert, M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Dissociative Adsorption of Diethyl Ether on Si(001) Studied by Means of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Photoelectron Spectroscopy
    J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 6018 (2015).
  7. G. Mette, D. Sutter, Y. Gurdal, S. Schnidrig, B. Probst, M. Iannuzzi, J. Hutter, R. Alberto, J. Osterwalder
    From porphyrins to pyrphyrins: Adsorption study and metalation of a molecular catalyst on Au(111)
    Nanoscale 8, 7958 (2016).
  8. Beyer, A. Stegmüller, J. O. Oelerich, K. Jandieri, K. Werner, G. Mette, W. Stolz, S. D. Baranovskii, R. Tonner, K. Volz
    Pyramidal structure formation at the interface between III/V semiconductors and silicon
    Chem. Mater. 28, 3265 (2016).
  9. J. Pecher, G. Mette, M. Dürr, R. Tonner
    Site-specific reactivity of ethylene at distorted dangling bond configurations on Si(001)
    ChemPhysChem, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601134 (2016).
  10. J. Zimmermann, G. Mette, U. Höfer
    Second-harmonic imaging microscopy for time-resolved investigations on transition-metal dichalcogenides
    arXiv: 1608.03434 (2016).

MUNDE, Manveer Singh Dr.

Former PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryLink: Project A5 (Volz)

MÜNSTER, Florian

MSc-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-22549Link: Project A4 (Gottfried)


PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-24137Link: Project B6 (Höfer/Wallauer)