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GIESEN, Steffen

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryHans-Meerwein-Straße 35032 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-25551Link: Project B8 (Berger)


PhD-studentJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Applied PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33414Link: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)


PhD-StudentPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25656Link: Project A5 (Volz)

GÖBEL, Sophie

PhD-studentJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Applied PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33464Link: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)

GORKA, Felix

PhD-StudentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-22117Link: Project B12 (M Koch)

GOTTFRIED, Michael Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-22541Link: Project A4 (Gottfried)Link: Project A16 (Gottfried/Koert)Link: BiographyLink: Group Homepage


Surface chemistry, model catalysis, organic and organometallic thin films, surface coordination chemistry, photoelectron spectroscopy, nanojoule calorimetry

University Education

2009Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) in Physical Chemistry, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, “Surface Chemistry of Porphyrins and other Complex Adsorbate Systems”
2003Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Dissertation on “CO Oxidation over Gold: Adsorption and Reaction of Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide on a Au(110) Surface”, thesis advisor: Prof. K. Christmann
1999Diploma degree in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.), FU Berlin, supervisor: Prof. K. Christmann
1990-1998Studies in Chemistry and Physics at Technische Universität Darmstadt, University of St. Andrews, FU Berlin

Professional Experience

since 2011Professor (W2) for Physical Chemistry, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2009-2011Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2009Visiting Scientist, National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
2005, 2008Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
2004-2011Group Leader, Surface Spectroscopy, Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II
(Prof. H.-P. Steinrück), Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2003-2004Postdoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (Prof. C. T. Campbell)
1999-2003Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, FU Berlin (Prof. K. Christmann)

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016SCS Lectureship of the Swiss Chemical Society
2014Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Collaboration Award
since 2012Member of the Scientific Selection Panel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin / BESSY
2012-2014Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Surface Science
2012Visiting Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010Emmy-Noether Habilitation Prize of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2009-2010Symposium Organizer, 6th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, July 4-10, 2010, New Mexico, USA
2005, 2009Travel fellowships of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2008Guest Editor, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie (Special Issue K. Christmann)
2004Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. E. Shubina, H. Marbach, K. Flechtner, A. Kretschmann, N. Jux, F. Buchner, H.-P. Steinrück, T. Clark, J. M. Gottfried
    Principle and Mechanism of Direct Porphyrin Metalation: Joint Experimental and Theoretical Investigation
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 9476 (2007).
  2. Hieringer, K. Flechtner, A. Kretschmann, K. Seufert, W. Auwärter, J. V. Barth, A. Görling, H.-P. Steinrück, J. M. Gottfried
    The Surface Trans Effect: Influence of Axial Ligands on the Surface Chemical Bonds of Adsorbed Metalloporphyrins
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 6206 (2011).
  3. M. Englert, Ch. Dotzer, G. Yang, M. Schmid, C. Papp, J. M. Gottfried, H.-P. Steinrück, E. Spiecker, F. Hauke, A. Hirsch
    Covalent Bulk Functionalization of Graphene
    Nature Chem. 3, 279 (2011).
  4. 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).
  5. Fan, C. Wang, Y. Han, J. Zhu, W. Hieringer, J. Kuttner, G. Hilt, J. M. Gottfried
    Surface-assisted organic synthesis of hyperbenzene nanotroughs
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 4668 (2013).
  6. Fan, C. Wang, Y. Han, J. Zhu, J. Kuttner, G. Hilt, J. M. Gottfried
    Surface-Assisted Formation, Assembly and Dynamics of Planar Organometallic Macrocycles and Zigzag Shaped Polymer Chains with C-Cu-C Bonds
    ACS Nano 8, 709 (2014).
  7. Sachs, M. Gellert, M. Chen, H.-J. Drescher, S. R. Kachel, H. Zhou, M. Zugermeier, M. Gorgoi, B. Roling, J. M. Gottfried
    LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 High-Voltage Cathode Coated with Li4Ti5O12: A Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) Study
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 31790 (2015).
  8. M. Gottfried
    Surface Chemistry of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
    Surf. Sci. Rep. 70, 259 (2015).
  9. Shang, Y. F. Wang, M. Chen, J. X. Dai, X. Zhou, J. Kuttner, G. Hilt, X. Shao, J. M. Gottfried, K. Wu
    Assembling Molecular Sierpinski Triangle Fractals
    Nature Chem. 7, 389 (2015).
  10. Chen, H. Zhou, B. P. Klein, M. Zugermeier, C. K. Krug, H.-J. Drescher, M. Gorgoi, M. Schmid, J. M. Gottfried
    Formation of an Interphase Layer During Deposition of Cobalt onto Tetraphenylporphyrin: A Hard X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) Study
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 330643 (2016).

GÜDDE, Jens Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsRenthof 5 35032 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-24149Link: Project B11 (Güdde/Höfer)Link: Biography

University Education

2006Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Philipps-University Marburg, „Ultrafast dynamics of electronic energy transfer at adsorbate covered metal surfaces“
1995Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), FU Berlin, Dissertation on “Investigation of configuration mixing in highly excited states of strontium I using high resolution two-photon laser spectroscopy and multichannel quantum defect theory”, thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. E. Matthias
1991Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), FU Berlin, supervisor: Prof. Dr. E.
1984-91Studies in Physics, Free University (FU) Berlin

Professional Experience

2020-Apl. Professor, Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2018-Senior staff scientist (A14), Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2008-18Staff scientist and lecturer (A13), Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2006-08Substitute professor (W2), Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2000-06Scientific Assistant (C1), Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1997-00Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of experimental physics, FU Berlin
1996-97Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Born-Institute for nonlinear optics and short pulse spectroscopy (Prof. Dr. I. Hertel), Berlin-Adlershof
1991-96Research Assistant, Department of experimental physics (Prof. Dr. E. Matthias), FU Berlin

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2007Patricia-Pahamy-Junior award for teaching, awarded by the student council of the Department of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Selected Publications

  1. J. Güdde, U. Höfer, Femtosecond time-resolved studies of image-potential states at surfaces and interfaces of rare-gas adlayers, Progr. Surf. Sci. 80, 49 (2005).
  2. K. Stepán, J. Güdde, U. Höfer, Time-resolved measurement of surface diffusion induced by femtosecond laser pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 236103 (2005).
  3. J. Güdde, M. Rohleder, T. Meier, S. W. Koch, U. Höfer, Time-resolved investigation of coherently controlled electric currents at a metal surface, Science 318, 1287 (2007).
  4. C. M. Heyl, J. Güdde, U. Höfer, A. L’Huillier, Spectrally resolved maker fringes in high-order harmonic generation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 033903 (2011).
  5. N. Armbrust, J. Güdde, P. Jakob, U. Höfer, Time-Resolved Two-Photon Photoemission of Unoccupied Electronic States of Periodically Rippled Graphene on Ru(0001), Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 056801 (2012).
  6. C. M. Heyl, J. Güdde, A. L’Huillier, U. Höfer, High-order harmonic generation with µJ laser pulses at high repetition rates, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 45, 074020 (2012).
  7. K. Kuroda, J. Reimann, J. Güdde, U. Höfer, Generation of transient photocurrents in the topological surface state of Sb2Te3 by direct optical excitation with mid-infrared pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 076801 (2016).
  8. N. Armbrust, J. Güdde, U. Höfer, S. Kossler, P. Feulner, Spectroscopy and dynamics of a two-dimensional electron gas on ultrathin helium films on Cu(111), Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 256801 (2016).
  9. R. Wallauer, N. Armbrust, J. Reimann, J. Güdde, U. Höfer, Intervalley scattering in MoS2 imaged by two-photon photoemission with a high-harmonic probe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 162102 (2016).
  10. J. Reimann, S. Schlauderer, C. P. Schmid, F. Langer, S. Baierl, K. A. Kokh, O. E. Tereshchenko, A. Kimura, C. Lange, J. Güdde, U. Höfer, R. Huber, Subcycle observation of lightwave-driven Dirac currents in a topological surface band, Nature 562, 396 (2018).


PhD-studentJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Experimental PhysicsLink: Project B2 (Chatterjee)

GÜNDER, Darius

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: (+49) 6421-28 21381Link: Project A2 (Witte)


PhD-StudentPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25784Link: Project A14 (Volz)

HANSMANN, Anna-Katharina

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryPhone: +49-6421 28-21829Link: Project B8 (Berger)

HAUKE, Alrun Aline Dr.

Former PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsRenthof 7 35032 MarburgLink: Project A2 (Witte)

HAUST, Johannes

PhD-StudentPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25784Link: Project B13 (Chatterjee/Volz)

HEEP, Julian Dr.

Former PhD-studentJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Applied PhysicsLink: Project A8 (Koert/Dürr)

HEIMBRODT, Wolfram Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-21353Link: Project B3 (M Koch/Heimbrodt)Link: Biography


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

University Education

1996Habilitation (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”
1985Doctoral 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
1975-1980Study of Physics, TU Dresden, Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), supervisor: Prof. P. Süptitz

Professional Experience

since 1998Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics, Philipps Universität Marburg
2012Visiting scientist, University of Bath and Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh
2007Visiting scientist, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
2002Visiting scientist, University of Bath, UK
1996-1997Senior research fellow, University of Norwich (UK), School of Physics
1993-1996Research assistant (C1) and stand-in for a C3 professorship, Leader of the Group “Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Microstructures”, Institute of Physics, Humboldt Universität Berlin
1986-1993Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Optics and Spectroscopy, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
1980-1985Postgraduate Research Student, Institute of Semiconductor Optics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016Patricia Pahamy Preis for best teaching, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2011-2013Managing Director, Material Sciences Center, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2010-2012Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2006-2009Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
1986Humboldt 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)).

HEIMES, Damien

PhD-studentPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryHome Phone: +49-6421 28-25656Link: Project A5 (Volz)

HEINE, Johanna Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of ChemistryHans-Meerwein-Straße 35043 MarburgPhone: +49-6421 28-22425Link: Project A15 (Heine)Link: Biography


Inorganic synthesis, hybrid materials, X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic characterization (UV-visible/luminescence), thermogravimetric analyses

University Education

2011Doctoral degree in Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Advisor: Prof. S. Dehnen
2008Diploma degree in Chemistry (Dipl. Chem.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Supervisor: Prof. S. Dehnen
2002-2008Studies in Chemistry (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Professional Experience

2013Junior group leader in Chemistry (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
2012-2013Postdoc, Universität Würzburg, (Advisor: Prof. K. Müller-Buschbaum)

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2012Postdoc-Scholarship from the State of Bavaria

Selected Publications

  1. J. Heine, S. Dehnen
    Aqueous Telluridoindate Chemistry: Water Soluble Salts of Monomeric, Dimeric, and Trimeric In/Te Anions [InTe4]5-, [In2Te6]6- and [In3Te10]11-
    Inorg. Chem. 49, 11216 (2010).
  2. J. Heine, J. Schmedt auf der Günne, S. Dehnen
    Formation of a Strand-Like Polycatenane of Icosahedral Cages for reversible One-Dimensional encapsulation of Guests
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 10018 (2011).
  3. J. Heine, S. Dehnen
    From Simple Chalcogenidotetrelate Precursors to Complex Structures and Functional Compounds
    Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 638, 2425- (2012), front cover.
  4. Ababei, J. Heine, M. Hołyńska, G. Thiele, B. Weinert, X. Xie, F. Weigend, S. Dehnen
    Making practical use of the pseudo-element concept: an efficient way to ternary intermetalloid clusters by an isoelectronic Pb/Bi combination
    Chem. Comm. 48, 11295 (2012), back cover.
  5. J. Heine, M. Hołyńska, M. Reuter, B. Haas, S. Chatterjee, M. Koch, K. Gries, K. Volz, S. Dehnen
    In(SAr)3 as a building block for 3D and helical coordination polymers
    Cryst. Growth Des. 13, 1252 (2013).
  6. J. Heine, S. Santner, S. Dehnen
    Synthesis of Complex Polymeric Telluridoindates from KInTe2
    Inorg. Chem. 52, 4424 (2013).
  7. J. Heine, K. Müller-Buschbaum
    Engineering metal-based luminescence in coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks
    Chem. Soc. Rev. 42, 9232 (2013).
  8. J. Heine, T. Wehner, R. Bertermann, A. Steffen, K. Müller-Buschbaum
    [Bi2Cl6(pyz)4]: A 2D-Pyrazine Coordination Polymer As Soft Host Lattice for the Luminescence of the Lanthanide Ions Sm3+, Eu3+, Tb3+ and Dy3+
    Inorg. Chem. 53, 7197 (2014).
  9. J. Heine
    A Step Closer to the Binary: The [Bi6I20]2- Anion
    Dalton Trans. 44, 10069 (2015).
  10. Santner, J. Heine, S. Dehnen
    Synthesis of Crystalline Chalcogenides in Ionic Liquids
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 886 (2016).

HEIßENBÜTTEL, Marie-Christin

PhD-studentWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterDepartment of Physics, Inst. of Solid State TheoryPhone: +49-251 83-33584Link: Project A13 (Rohlfing)

HEPP, Thilo Dr.

PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgMaterial Science Center (WZMW), Structure & Technology Research LaboratoryPhone: +49-6421 28-25656Link: Project A14 (Volz)Link: Project B13 (Chatterjee/Volz)

HERNANDEZ CARDOSO, Goretti Guadalupe Dr.

PostdocPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsPhone: +49-6421 28-22298Link: Project B12 (M Koch)