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Institute Colloquium


Prof. Klas Lindfors

Molecular nanostructures for nanophotonics

September 28, 2023

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Conference Room at Leibniz IPHT


Klas Lindfors studied technical physics at Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University) in Finland from where he obtained his PhD on optical spectroscopy and microscopy of plasmonic nanostructures in 2009. For his doctoral thesis he was awarded the prize for best thesis in the field of optics in 2009 by the Finnish Optics Society (currently Photonics Finland). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid-State Research and University of Stuttgart 2010-2013. Since 2013 he is professor and head of the Nano-optics Group at the University of Cologne. His research focuses on hybrid nanostructures combining plasmonic nanostructures with organic and inorganic nanostructures to probe light-matter interaction and to develop nanoscale optoelectronic devices.

Controlling molecular order and assembly significantly influences the properties of materials and enables the fabrication of molecular scale devices. For example, surface science methods allow bottom-up assembly of materials with atomic precision. In my talk I will present our studies on the photophysical properties of graphene nanoribbons, a novel type of nanomaterial with tuneable properties, and other molecular nanostructures. I will further show how these materials may be useful in future nanophotonic devices.


The lecture will be given in English.