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Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann




Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann
Lehrstuhl für Photonik und Optoelektronik
Department für Physik und CeNS
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität München
Amalienstr. 54
D-80799 München

Tel: +49-89-2180-3359
Tel: +49-89-2180-3356 or -3357 (Secretary)
Fax: +49-89-2180-3441
Email: Email icon email address
Publications: Homepage icon 1987 - 1996, Homepage icon 1997 - present

Fields of interest


  • Metal nanoparticles
  • Semiconductor nanocrystals
  • Conjugated polymers
  • Hybrid nanobiosystems
  • Proteins and DNA


  • Single molecule spectroscopy
  • Rayleigh scattering and SERS
  • Optothermal and optomechanical manipulation
  • Time-resolved fluorescence
  • Femtosecond pump/probe spectroscopy


  • born 3.8.1961 in Olpe
  • Studies of physics at the University of Marburg
  • 1990: PhD at the University of Marburg (Prof. Dr. E. Göbel)
  • 1990-1991: Post-Doc at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA (Dr. D.A.B. Miller)
  • 1994: 'Habilitation' at the University of Marburg
  • since 1995: Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich
  • 1999/2000: Research Fellow at JILA, Boulder, USA
  • 2005-2007: Vice-president for research of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
  • since 2007: Coordinator of the DFG Excellence Cluster "Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)"
  • 2012: Visiting Scientist at the University of California at Los Angelos (UCLA)

Scientific awards

  • 1989: "Wissenschaftspreis" of the "Industrie und Handelskammer"
  • 1991: "Dissertationspreis" of the University of Marburg
  • 1994: "Gerhard-Hess-Förderpreis" of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1995: "The J.J.Thomson Premium" of The Institution of Electrical Engineers
  • 1995: "Walter-Schottky-Preis" of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • 1999: Teaching Award of the state of Bavaria
  • 1999: Philip-Morris-Research Award
  • 2001: "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis" of the German Science Foundation
  • 2001: "Verdienstkreuz am Bande" of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2007: "Forschungsprofessur" within the DFG funded LMU excellence program LMUexcellent
  • 2011: ERC Advanced Investigator Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC)
  • 2012: Member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
  • 2013: Nanonica Prize: "Breakthrough of the Year 2013 in the Nanosciences"