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PhD-studentJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Experimental PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33124Link: Project B2 (Chatterjee)

SCHMID, Martin Dr.

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Former Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryLink: Project A4 (Gottfried)Link: Biography


Surface chemistry, model catalysis, organic and organometallic thin films, surface coordination chemistry, photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy

University Education

2012Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, „Characterization of Interfaces Between Metals and Organic Thin Films by Electron and Ion Spectroscopies”, thesis advisor: Prof. Hans-Peter Steinrück
2008Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.), Universität Heidelberg, Prof. Michael Grunze
2001-08Studies in Physics, Universität Würzburg, Universität Heidelberg

Professional Experience

2014-Scientific Assistant (Habilitand), Department of Chemistry (Prof. Gottfried),
Phillips-Universität Marburg
2012-14Postdoc, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (Prof. Friend),
Harvard University

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2015Liebig Fellowship of the Stiftung Stipendien-Fonds des Verbandes der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
2014Feodor-Lynen Return Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2012Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. M. Schmid, W. Hieringer, C. H. Schmitz, H.-P. Steinrück, M. Sokolowski, J. M. Gottfried
    Adsorption and Reaction of Terephthaloyl Chloride on Ag(111): X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Investigation
    J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 14869 (2011).
  2. M. Schmid, J. Zirzlmeier, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried
    Interfacial Interactions of Iron(II) Tetrapyrrole Complexes on Au(111)
    J. Phys. Chem. C. 115, 17028 (2011).
  3. C. H. Schmitz, M. Schmid, S. Gärtner, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried, M. Sokolowski
    Surface Polymerization of Poly(p-phenylene-terephthalamide) on Ag(111) Investigated by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
    J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 18186 (2011).
  4. J. M. Englert, Ch. Dotzer, G. Yang, M. Schmid, Ch. Papp, J. M. Gottfried, H.-P. Steinrück, E. Spiecker, F. Hauke, A. Hirsch
    Covalent Bulk Functionalization of Graphene
    Nature Chemistry 3, 279 (2011).
  5. M. Schmid, A. Kaftan, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried
    The electronic structure of cobalt(II)phthalocyanine adsorbed on Ag(111)
    Surf. Sci. 606, 945 (2012).
  6. Y. Li, J. Xiao, T. E. Shubina, M. Chen, Z. Shi, M. Schmid, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried, N. Lin
    Coordination and Metalation Bifunctionality of Cu with 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-pyridyl)-porphyrin: Towards a Mixed-Valence Two-Dimensional Coordination Network
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 6401 (2012).
  7. M. Schmid, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried
    A new asymmetric Pseudo-Voigt function for more efficient fitting of XPS lines
    Surf. Interface Anal. 46, 505 (2014).
  8. J. E. Klobas, M. Schmid, R. J. Madix, C. M. Friend
    The dissociation-induced displacement of chemisorbed O2 by mobile O atoms and the autocatalytic recombination of O due to chain fragmentation on Ag(110)
    Surf. Sci. 630, 187 (2014).
  9. Dees, N. Jux, O. Töppner, K. Dürr, R. Lippert, M. Schmid, B. Küstner, S. Schlücker, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried, I. Ivanović-Burmacović
    Reactions of superoxide with iron porphyrins in the bulk and near-surface region of ionic liquids
    Inorg. Chem 54, 6862 (2015)
  10. M. Schmid, R. J. Madix, C. M. Friend
    The creation of microscopic surface structures by interfacial diffusion of Au and Ag on Ag(110): A XPS and STM study
    Surf. Sci. 643, 36 (2016).


PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-22546Link: Project A4 (Gottfried)

Shah, Manan MSc

researcherPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-22121Link: Project B3 (M Koch/Heimbrodt)


PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-22208Link: Project B6 (Höfer/Wallauer)

STEIN, Markus Dr.

PostdocJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Experimental PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33135Link: Project B2 (Chatterjee)

STEINER, Hanno Dr.

ResearcherPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-24186Link: Project B4 (SW Koch)

STOLZ, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25696Link: Project A1 (Stolz)Link: Project B7 (Stolz/SW Koch)Link: Biography


Experimental physics, epitaxial growth of III/V compound semiconductor hetero- and nanostructures and their structural, electrical and optoelectronic properties, semiconductor technology, optoelectronic device applications

University Education

1994Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Experimental Physics, “Materials science aspects and physical properties of novel III/V-semiconductor heterostructures”, U Marburg
1986Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), U Stuttgart, Dissertation MPI Solid State Research Stuttgart, “Molecular beam epitaxy and optical properties of (GaIn)As/(AlIn)As-quantum well heterostructures”, thesis advisor: Prof. K. H. Ploog
1982Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), U Heidelberg, MPI Nuclear Physics Heidelberg, “Diffusion of interstitial impurities in amorphous silicon”, supervisor: Dr. S. Kalbitzer
1978-1982Studies in Physics, TU Karlsruhe and U Heidelberg

Professional Experience

since 2017Full professor (W3) in Experimental Physics, Semiconductor Physics and Epitaxy, Univ. Marburg
since 2009Head (jointly with Prof. K. Volz) Structure and Technology Research Laboratory, Material Sciences Center, Univ. Marburg
2007-2012Coordinator BMBF-Joint Research Program “Monolithic integration of Ga(NAsP)-based laser structures on Si-substrate (MonoLaSi)”
since 2007Adjunct professor, Optical Sciences Center, Univ. Arizona, Tucson USA
2004Co-founder and CTO of NAsP III/V GmbH, Marburg
2002-2009Speaker DFG-Topical Research Group “Metastable compound semiconductors and heterostructures”
since 1999Independent technology consultant
1993Co-founder of sgs Mochem GmbH, Marburg
1989-1909Research group leader, Material Sciences Center and Department of Physics,
Univ, Marburg
1988-1989Research Assistant, MPI Solid State Research Stuttgart (Prof. K. H. Ploog)
1987-1988Guest Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan, Semiconductor heterostructures (Dr. Y. Horikoshi)
1983-1987Research Assistant, MPI Solid State Research Stuttgart (Prof. K. H. Ploog)Honours,

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2003Prize of the German Society of Crystal Growth (DGKK)
1995Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Prize (Technology transfer prize of the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology)
1992Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., NTT Basic Research Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan)

Selected Publications

  1. G. Bernatz, S. Nau, R. Rettig, H. Jänsch, W. Stolz
    Experimental investigations of structures of interior interfaces in GaAs
    J. Appl. Phys. 86, 6752 (1999).
  2. F. Höhnsdorf, J. Koch, S. Leu, W. Stolz, B. Borchert, M. Druminski
    Reduced threshold current densities of (GaIn)(NAs) single quantum well lasers for the emission in the range of 1,28-1,38 µm
    Electron. Lett. 35, 571 (1999).
  3. P. J. Klar, H. Grüning, J. Koch, S. Schäfer, K. Volz, W. Stolz, W. Heimbrodt, A. M. Kamal Saadi, A. Lindsay, E. P. O´Reilly
    (GaIn)(NAs)-fine structure of the band gap due to the nearest neighbour configurations of the isovalent nitrogen
    Phys. Rev. B 64, 121203 (2001).
  4. B. Kunert, K. Volz, J. Koch, W. Stolz
    Direct band gap Ga(NAsP)-material system pseudomorphically grown on GaP-substrate
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 182108 (2006).
  5. K. Volz, A. Beyer, W. Witte, J. Ohlmann, I. Nemeth, B. Kunert, W. Stolz
    GaP-nucleation on exact (001) Si substrates for III/V-device integration
    J. Cryst. Growth 315, 37 (2011).
  6. C. Möller, C. Fuchs, C. Berger, A. Ruiz Perez, M. Koch, J. Hader, J.V. Moloney, S.W. Koch, W. Stolz
    Type-II-VECSEL with Watt level output powers at 1.2 µm
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 071102 (2016).


  1. H. Lobentanzer, W. Stolz, K. Ploog, J. Nagle, Light emitting compositional semiconductor device (US-Patent No. 5,057,881 (1991)).
  2. W. Stolz, S. Lutgen, Verfahren zur Herstellung von Halbleiterschichtfolgen für optisch gepumpte Halbleitervorrichtung (EP 1 700 363 B1 (2004)).
  3. B. Kunert, J. Koch, S. Reinhard, K. Volz, W. Stolz, III/V-Halbleiter (102005004582.0 (2005)).
  4. K. Reuter, J. Sundermeyer, A. Merkoulov, W. Stolz, K. Volz, M. Pokoj, T. Ochs, Tantal- und Niob-Verbindungen und ihre Verwendung in der Chemical Vapour Deposition (US 7,442407 B2 (2005)).


Former Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryHans-Meerwein-Straße 35032 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-25693