Research groups

Research groups at the institute


Group Ding

We conduct research where semiconductor physics and quantum optics meet. The development of novel nanomaterials is thereby the foundation for building up a solid state quantum photonic network for applications in quantum communication and metrology.

Group Pfnür

We study the physical and chemical properties of ultra-small nano-objects that become more important with the advancing minituarization. These properties are strongly determined by their boundary surfaces, which we wan to modify and control in a deterministic fashion. We therefore connect solid state physics in low dimensions with the studies of quantum objects and chemistry.

Group Zhang

How can we harvest and store renewable energies efficiently? We work on this great challenge by developing micro-/nanoscale materials and devices that are safer, smaller, more efficient and durable. The multidisciplinary research covers physics, materials science and engineering.


Group Haug

Quantum effects in low-dimensional electron systems are fundamental for the quantum computer realization. Benefitting from our long-standing experience in the field of nanostructured semiconductors we examine the electronic properties of several quantum systems.

© AG Haug

Group Oestreich

Our research group has long-standing experience in the fields of spin and charge carrier dynamics in complex semiconductor nanostructures as well as concerning the methods of spin noise spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy and Magneto-Optics.
The diverse spectrum of investigated semiconductor nanosystems ranges from bulk GaAs and ultra pure Silicon to two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides and up to single holes localized in InGaAs quantum dots.

Group Schell

Our group focuses on the development and implementation of new optical components and setups, as well as the metrological characterization of single photon emitters and detectors, for their application in quantum technologies.


Group Brendel

Together with the ISFH we are working on the continuous development and improvement of solar cells. In this regard, we are working on simulations and calculations of phenomena that are important for the analysis, characterization and optimization of solar cells and modules

Group Schmidt

The group Schmidt works on various aspects of photovoltaic materials research, with the experimental work being carried out mainly at ISFH. Main topics include research on defects and defect reactions in semiconductors for photovoltaics as well as charge carrier selective coatings for next generation solar cells.