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Dr. Alexander Urban


  • 2014-present Group Leader at the Chair for Photonics and Optoelectronics
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
  • 2017 Principal Investigator of the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)
  • 2016 Principal Investigator of Solar Technologies go Hybrid (SolTech) network
  • 2015 Extraordinary Member of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
  • 2011-2014 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Nanophotonics Group and LANP
    Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
  • 2010 Ph.D. in Physics (summa cum laude)
    Thesis: „Optothermal Manipulation of Phospholipid Membranes with Gold Nanoparticles“
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
  • 2006 Diplom (German equiv. M. Sc.) in Physics (first class)
    Thesis: „Investigations on Stimulated Emission in Zinc Oxide Nanostructures“
    Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2005 M.Phys. in Optoelectronics and Lasers (first class honours)
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK