Prof. Dr. Alexander EYCHMÜLLER

Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany, EU


Position: Full professor and Head of Research Group of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry,Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, EU

Specialization: Metal Nanoparticle Aerogels and Their Applications



At the NANOCON 2014 conference Prof. Alexander Eychmüller will deliver a invited lecture at the thematic
session C – Bionanotechnology, Nanomaterials in Medicine.


Education and Career Accomplishments:
Prof. Eychmüller (*1958 in Stuttgart) studied Physics at the Georg August University Göttingen, Germany, EU, where he received the Diploma in Physics in 1984 and three years later his PhD (also at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, EU). In 1999 he was habilitated in Physical Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany, EU.

In 1987 he obtained a research Fellowship of the German Research foundation (DFG) at the University of California Los Angeles, USA, where he worked (1987-1988) at the research group of Prof. El-Sayed on “Catalytic Processes on the Molecular Level. The next six years (1988-1994) A. Eychmüller worked as a research scientist at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute in the Department of Photochemistry, Berlin, Germany, EU, with Prof. Henglein on “Structure and Photophysics of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals”. In 1994 he accepted a position of senior research scientist at the University of Hamburg and for the next eleven years he worked at the Physical Chemistry Department led by Prof. H. Weller.

Since 2005 he is a full professor of Physical Chemistry at the TU Dresden, Germany, EU. He acts also as a Visiting Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei (from 2013) and as a Visiting Professor at the of Chemistries of the Academy of sciences of China in Beijing (from 2012). Since 2012 he is a Deputy Coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfAED).

In 2013 he received a ERC (The European Research Council) Advanced Grant aimed at Non-ordered nanoparticle superstructures - aerogels - as efficient (electro-) catalysts (AEROCAT).


Research interests:
The research group of Prof. Eychmüller is focused on the synthesis of semiconductor and of nobel metal nanoparticles, on photoelectrochemistry - electrochemical behavior of photoactive materials under illumination, on self-assembly (aerogels and mesocrystals) and on applications, particularly LEDs and thermoelectricity.

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