Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner
Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Holleitner's (*1973) research area is topological and nanoscale quantum materials, nanofabrication as well as atomistic optoelectronics of two-dimensional materials and ultrafast on-chip THz electronics.
Prof. Holleitner studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the University of Nottingham (UK). He received his PhD in 2002 on the topic of coherent states in quantum dots in the group of Prof. Jörg Kotthaus at LMU. From 2003 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral fellow of the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) in the group of Prof. David Awschalom at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA). Subsequently, Alexander Holleitner was junior professor for nanoscience at the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) at LMU. Since 2007, he is professor at TUM in the field of nanoscale optoelectronics. In 2020, he joined the directorship of the Walter Schottky Institute (WSI) and now heads the chair as well as the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (ZNN) at TUM.
- Top Teaching Trophy (T3), Munich School of Engineering (MSE) (2018)
- Top Teaching Trophy (T3), Munich School of Engineering (MSE) (2017)
- Consolidator Grant "Real-time nanoscale optoelectronics" (NanoREAL), European Research Council (ERC)
Key Publications (all publications)
Karnetzky C, Zimmermann P, Trummer C, Sierra C, Wörle M, Kienberger R, Holleitner AW: "Towards femtosecond on-chip electronics based on plasmonic hot electron nano-emitters". Nature Comm. 2018; 9: 2471.Abstract
Seifert P, Vaklinova C, Ganichev S, Kern K, Burghard M, Holleitner AW: "Spin Hall photoconductance in a three-dimensional topological insulator at room temperature". Nature Comm. 2018; 9: 331.Abstract
Miller B, Steinhoff A, Pano B, Klein J, Jahnke F, Holleitner AW, Wurstbauer U: "Long-lived direct and indirect interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures" Nano Letters. 2017; 17: 5229.Abstract
Brenneis A, Gaudreau L, Seifert M, Karl H, Brandt MS, Huebl H, Garrido JA, Koppens FHL, Holleitner AW: "Ultrafast electronic read-out of diamond NV centers coupled to graphene". Nature Nanotechnology. 2015; 10: 135.Abstract
Parzinger E, Miller B, Blaschke B, Garrido JA, Ager JW, Holleitner AW, Wurstbauer U: "Photocatalytic Stability of Single- and Few-Layer MoS2". ACS Nano. 2015; 9 (11): 11302.Abstract