I got my final degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) in 2000. Afterwards, I moved to the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (MPI-FKF) to work with the MBE group of the von Klitzing department. I received my PhD in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) for my work on rolled-up nanotubes at the MPI-FKF from the Universität Stuttgart (2005).
I stayed as a PostDoc with the MBE group at the MPI-FKF (2005-2007) still working with free-standing semiconductor nanoobjects. In 2007, I was invited to join the IFW Dresden at the new founded Institute for Integrative Nanotechnology. During the time in Dresden (2007-2011), I established the semiconductor growth facilities as well as broadened my research interest towards other material systems. From May 2011 to April 2017, I was at the Laboratório Nacional de Nanotecnologia (LNNano) as head of the surface science group (Laboratório de Ciência de Superfícies - LCS). Here, I started to work beside semiconductor materials with 2D materials like graphene and scanning probe microscopy techniques. Since May 2017, I am professor at the Applied Physics Department (DFA) of the Institute for Physics "IFGW" at the University of Campinas.
My research focus on nanostructures evolving from nanomembranes and 2D materials. I am specialized in the structural characterization of strain driven nanostructures (atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-Ray diffraction) and am interested synthesis (thin film growth, MBE, lithography) and characterization (TEM, SEM, FIB, XRD) of semiconductor nanomembranes and self-assembled structures based thereon. I am also work with scanning nearfield optical microscopy used for the characterization of 2D material light matter interaction.
You can find detailed information on publication, projects and supervison (ongoing and finished) at the CV Lattes side: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4679068868095356