Johannes Gierschner received his Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (IPTC), University of Tübingen (Germany) in 2000. The same year he accepted a position at the IPTC as a Lecturer, a Researcher, and the Head of the institute administration in equal shares. In 2004, he moved to the group of D. Beljonne and J. Cornil, Mons, Belgium, dealing with quantum-chemical characterization of organic materials. In 2005, he went for a 4-month stay with J.-L. Brédas to GeorgiaTech, Atlanta, followed by experimental short stays on fs-spectroscopy in different labs, for example, with L. Lüer and G. Lanzani, Milano, and C. Silva, Montréal. Since 2008, he has been a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow, granted by the Spanish Ministry for Education and Science (MICINN), and a Senior Researcher at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, IMDEA Nanoscience. His work at IMDEA Nanoscience integrates spectroscopic and computational methods to achieve an understanding of optical and photophysical properties of conjugated organic materials, which he investigates in solution, supramolecular host-guest compounds, thin films, nanoparticles, and single crystals. Moreover, he has coordinated two European Marie Curie research training networks. Since 2005, he has been a regular Visiting Researcher at the IPTC, University of Tübingen. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Visiting Researcher at the ICMol, University of Valencia, within the Consolider Ingenio program Molecular Nanoscience of the MICINN. Since 2009, he has been a regular Visiting Researcher with Soo Young Park, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2012