Julien Bachmann studied chemistry at the University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, and graduated with a Diplôme de Chimiste degree 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 United States 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. degree in inorganic chemistry from MIT in 2006, Bachmann 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 and chemistry in Hamburg in October 2009. Since 2012, Julien has been an Associate Professor of inorganic chemistry at the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany. In his research, Bachmann applies chemical concepts and methods for 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 28 October 2013