Thursday, 29 January, 2009
Dr. Enrico Da Como and Dr. Thorben Cordes join CeNS as extraordinary members
Dr. Enrico Da Como
Enrico Da Como studied chemical physics at the University of Modena and University of Bologna. He obtained his PhD in the group of Michele Muccini at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Bologna. During this period he worked on the optical properties of self-assembled organic semiconductors on silicon. After a fellowship in the same group working on organic lighting, he moved to the Photonics and Optoelectronics group of Jochen Feldmann. There he worked on single molecule spectroscopy of conjugated polymers and quantum tetrapods. In 2008 he became group leader for the research dealing with the optical properties of organic and hybrid nanosystems. In 2008 he has been visiting scientist at the Physics Department of University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Thorben Cordes
Thorben Cordes studied chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig and the University College Cork (Ireland) from 2000-2005. He obtained his PhD in the department of Physics in the group of Wolfgang Zinth at the LMU München. During this period he focused on time-resolved spectroscopy and non-linear optics to study the photochemistry of ultrafast photoswitches and their biophysical applications. The PhD was followed by a short postdoctoral fellowship in early 2008 at the same institute in the groups of Markus Braun and Peter Gilch, where worked on complex photoreactions and isomerization reactions. Subsequently, he moved to the "Single-Molecule Fluorescence-Spectroscopy" group of Philip Tinnefeld at the Chair for Applied Physics - Biophysics at the LMU München. His current research involves time-resolved and single-molecule spectroscopy to study a variety of photophysical and photochemical processes.