Frank Hubenthal finished his PhD work in 2001 at the University of Kassel and received his Habilitation in 2007. In the same year he was awarded as associated professor. Frank Hubenthal is a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology – CINSaT at the University of Kassel, a member of the American Nano Society and the German Physics Society. His research concentrates on the production, characterisation and application of noble metal nanoparticles. In particular, his interest is to exploit the local near fields of noble metal nanoparticles for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and surface structuring. Furthermore, Frank Hubenthal investigates the ultrafast electron dynamics and determines the dephasing times of localized surface plasmon resonances and the damping parameters of noble metal nanoparticles. By quantifying the different damping contributions to the dephasing time, he contributes to the fundamental understanding of the plasmons nature. Frank Hubenthal has written more than 45 publications and contributed to the major reference work "Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology" Eds.: Andrews DL, Scholes, GD and Wiederrecht GP, Oxford: Academic Press.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012