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Dr. Simon Kahmann was appointed by the President of Chemnitz University of Technology as a new junior professor on May 26, 2023

As of May 26, 2023, Dr. Simon Kahmann has been newly appointed as a junior professor at Chemnitz University of Technology. He immediately takes over the Junior Professorship of Experimental Semiconductor Physics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, which is funded by the German Government and Federal States Program for the Promotion of Young Scientists (WISNA).

About the person: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Simon Kahmann

Raised near Lemgo in East Westphalia, Simon Kahmann first studied Microtechnology at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau before completing a master's degree in Nanotechnology at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg with distinction.

After his studies, Kahmann initially worked at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a focus on organic semiconductors and colloidal nanocrystals as well as their application in solar cells.

His doctorate, supervised by Prof. Christoph J. Brabec and Prof. Maria A. Loi in materials physics, was awarded in 2018 in a joint process between the two universities with a dissertation on "Photophysics of Nanomaterials for opto-electronic Applications".

After a period as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Groningen with a new focus on spectroscopy of halide perovskites, Dr. Kahmann joined the group of Prof. Sam Stranks at the University of Cambridge in 2021 as a research fellow and sub-group leader, where he remained committed to semiconductor spectroscopy and increasingly devoted himself to experiments using optical microscopy methods.

Dr. Kahmann accepted the offer at Chemnitz University of Technology, where he will establish his research group in the field of spectroscopy and microscopy of novel semiconductors and their application in optoelectronics. A particular focus will be on organic-inorganic hybrid materials and novel nanostructures as well as their application in solar cells and light-emitting diodes. From the winter semester 2023/24, Kahmann will also introduce these topics into teaching through a new course titled "Halide Perovskites in Optoelectronics".

Further information on Dr. Kahmann's work can also be found online.

(Article: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Brent Benofsky)

Matthias Fejes

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