2-5 October 2018
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Prof. Dr. Jens Pflaum












Prof. Dr. Jens Pflaum

Experimental Physics VI, Julius Maximilian University, Würzburg, Germany

Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern e.V.), Würzburg, Germany

Low-Dimensional Organic Conductors for Thermoelectric Applications

Jens Pflaum studied physics at the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, where he received his PhD in 1999 for his work on magnetic resonance studies on exchange coupled ferromagnetic thin films. As a post-doc fellow at Princeton University from 1999 until 2001 his research focus shifted to organic thin films and their electronic transport properties. Returning back to Stuttgart University, Germany, in 2001 he extended this work to molecular single crystals which can be considered reference systems for studying fundamental questions on charge carrier and exciton transport in narrow bandwidth semiconductors and, in particular, its interaction with lattice dynamics. In 2008 he received a professorship at the Institute of Experimental Physics VI at Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg, where since then he is addressing questions on energy research and novel applications of organic semiconductors. By the strong application driven research he was appointed group manager for ‘Organic Photovoltaics and Electronics (OPE)’ at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern e.V.) in 2008 and holds membership in various scientific committee boards, including that of the ‘International Conference on Organic Electronics (ICOE)’ or the ‘International Conference of Photovoltaics’.

Jens Pflaum’ s scientific interests span a broad range of topics, including fundamental questions on electronic and optical excitations in organic semiconductors and their implementation in thin film devices, such as OLEDs, transistors or photovoltaics. Recently he extended his activities to molecular based quantum devices, demonstrating the first, electrically driven single photon source at room temperature, as well as to thermoelectric applications of low-dimensional organic conductors.


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