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Jonas Weickert


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2010

PhD student in the group of Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende, LMU Munich

2009 – 2010

Diploma thesis in the group of Prof. Lukas Schmidt-Mende, LMU Munich

Topic of Diploma Thesis: “Influence of morphology on device physics in organic solar cells”

2007 - 2008

Study of statistics (Vordiplom 2008), LMU Munich

2006 - 2009

Study of physics, main study period, LMU Munich

2004 – 2006

Study of physics (Vordiplom 2006), FAU Erlangen



Since 2010

Scholarship of the IDK-NBT (Elite Network of Bavaria)

Research Project

My research project focuses on fabrication of different TiO2 morphologies and their application in hybrid solar cells. In-depth analysis of physical processes like charge separation, transport and recombination should provide insight into fundamental working principles of next-generation solar cells. Limitations should be identified to infer pathways towards highly efficient hybrid devices. Design rules concerning the ideal morphology should be revealed and might be applicable also for fully organic solar cells.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the groups of Prof. Christina Scheu (LMU Munich), Prof. Thomas Bein (LMU Munich) and Prof. Judith MacManus-Driscoll (University of Cambridge).


J. Weickert, F. Auras, T. Bein, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Characterization of Interfacial Modifiers for Hybrid Solar Cells"
J. Phys. Chem. C, in press (2011)

M. Al-Hussein, H.C. Hesse, J. Weickert, L. Dössel, X. Feng, K. Müllen, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Structural  Properties of the Active Layer of Discotic Hexabenzocoronene/Perylene Diimide Bulk-hetero Junction Photovoltaic Devices"
The Role of Alkyl Side Chain Length, Thin Solid Films, in press (2011)

H.C. Hesse, J. Weickert, C. Hundschell, X. Feng, K. Müllen, B. Nickel, A. J. Mozer, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Perylene sensitization of fullerenes for improved performance in organic photovoltaics"
Adv. Energ. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100211 (2011)

J. Weickert, R. B. Dunbar, H. C. Hesse, W. Wiedemann, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Nanostructured organic and hybrid solar cells"
Adv. Mater. 23 (16) 1810-1828 (2011)
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003991

J. Weickert, C. Palumbiny, M. Nedelcu, T. Bein, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Controlled growth of TiO2 nanotubes on conducting glass"
Chem. Mater. 23 (2) (2011), 155-162

J. Weickert, H. Sun, C. Palumbiny, H. C. Hesse, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Spray-deposited PEDOT:PSS for inverted organic solar cells"
Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cells 94 2371 (2010)

H.C. Hesse, J. Weickert, M. Al-Hussein, L. Dössel, X. Feng, K. Müllen, L. Schmidt-Mende:
"Discotic materials for organic solar cells: influence of chemical structure on assembly and performance"
Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cells 94 560 (2010)