Jens Neu, Ph.D | Department of Physics

Jens Neu, Ph.D

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Assistant Professor
PHYS 324
Dr. rer. nat. (Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2015)
Research interests: Spectroscopy and Photonics: Terahertz spectroscopy and ultrafast laser physics. Solid State: Materials for solar cells; Ultrafast photophysics in solid states; Ultrafast phononics.

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Dr. Neu's research is focused on discovering and understanding novel materials for solar applications. The research is interdisciplinary in nature. His group works with chemists, chemical engineers, material scientists, and material engineers, from the US and UK. In these collaborations our focus lies on understanding ultrafast photophysics and soft modes in novel materials. The better understanding of material properties then helps our collaborators to design and synthesize superior materials. Vice versa, students in our lab also gain insight into materials science and chemistry and develop an appreciation for the engineering challenges associated with novel materials. Our cross disciplinary team strives to discover and understand emerging materials for a sustainable future for humankind.

We currently have exciting undergraduate and graduate research projects; ranging from spectroscopy of semiconductors to synthesize of metal-organic frameworks. Furthermore, we are actively searching for a motivated postdoctoral researcher.

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