Julien Bachmann studied chemistry at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and graduated with a 'Diplôme de chimiste' in 2001 working under Carlo Floriani on the synthesis of coordination compounds reactive to dinitrogen. He then joined Dan Nocera's group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA to prepare and investigate novel molecules able to store electrons at both a transition metal ion and an organic site. After obtaining his Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT in 2006, Julien moved with a Humboldt Fellowship to the department led by Ulrich Goesele at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Germany to learn the chemistry and physics of solids. He worked as a postdoc at the University of Hamburg with Kornelius Nielsch for two years, and obtained a junior faculty position in physics in Hamburg in October 2009. Julien is now also recognized as a faculty member in the chemistry department, and in the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg. In his research, Julien Bachmann applies chemical concepts and methods to the preparation of novel nanostructured materials with well-controlled physical and chemical properties, in particular in the context of energy conversion phenomena at interfaces. Porous anodic alumina, thin films, atomic layer deposition, and electrochemical techniques figure prominently in his portfolio.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012