Lars Gundlach             

Postdoc

Email: larsg@newark.rutgers.edu

Phone: 973-353-3502


Current projects

The main focus of my research lies on Charge Transfer Dynamics at Interfaces, particularly heterogeneous electron transfer from organic molecules to semiconductor and metal substrate, and Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanomaterials, e.g. exciton transport and recombination dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures.

The techniques I am using include Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy, particularly

·        Time-Resolved Two-Photon Photoelectron Spectroscopy

·        Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, and

·        Time Resolved Fluorescents Spectroscopy and Microscopy

 


Education and experience

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Since             Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

Dec 2006     Group of Prof. Dr. Piotr Piotrowiak, Physical Chemistry

                       PostDoc, Femtosecond Laser Lab

                      

 

2005-2006   Hahn-Meitner Institut Berlin (HMI), Berlin/Germany

                       Group of Prof. Dr. F. Willig, Dynamics of Interfacial Reactions

                       PostDoc, Femtosecond Laser Lab

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2000 - 2005 PhD student at the Hahn-Meitner Institut Berlin (HMI), Berlin/Germany

Group of Prof. Dr. F. Willig, Dynamics of Interfacial Reactions.

Funding by the German Science Foundation (SPP 1093).

PhD thesis (in English) on “Surface Electron Transfer Dynamics in the Presence of Organic Chromophores”

published online at the FU Berlin

 

1992 - 2000 Studies of physics at the “University of Bremen

Graduation: Diploma

Title of the diploma thesis: ”Quantisierung des Doppelmuldenpotentials / Quantization in the Double Well Potential”

in the group of Prof. Dr. P. Richter

 

Feb 2003     Cooperation with the group of Prof. Dr. E. Riedle, Institute for Biomolecular Optics, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Construction of a 100 kHz NOPA setup

                      Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Riedle E., Eichberger R., Willig F.: Appl. Phys. B 80 (2005) 727

                      Piel J., Riedle E., Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Eichberger R., Opt. Lett. 31 (2006) 1289

 

 


Selected publications

         Gundlach L., Willig F.: Time-resolved electron transfer from the excited state of anchored perylene into Ag(110),

         Chemical Physics Letters 449 (2007), p. 82–85

         doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2007.10.022  

 

         Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Willig F.: Pathway dependent electron transfer in dye sensitised colloidal films of TiO2,

         Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111 (2007), p. 13586-13594

         doi:10.1021/jp066892s  

 

         Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Willig F.: Dynamics of photoinduced electron transfer from adsorbed molecules into solids.

         Applied Physics A 88 (2007), p. 481–495

         doi:10.1007/s00339-007-4054-1  

 

         Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Willig F.: Ultrafast interfacial electron transfer from the excited state of anchored molecules into a semiconductor.

         Progress in Surface Science 82 (2007), p. 355–377

         doi:10.1016/j.progsurf.2007.03.001

 

         Gundlach L., Szarko J., Socaciu-Siebert L. D., Neubauer A., Ernstorfer R., Willig F.: Different orientations of large rigid organic chromophores at the rutile TiO2 surface controlled by different binding geometries of specific anchor groups,

         Physical Review B 75 (2007),  p. 125320/1-8

         doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.125320  

 

         Ernstorfer R., Gundlach L., Felber S., Storck W., Eichberger R., and Willig F.: The Role of Molecular Anchor Groups in Molecule-to-Semiconductor Electron Transfer,

         Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110 (2006), p. 25383-25391

         doi: 10.1021/jp064436y  

 

         Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Willig,F.: Escape dynamics of photoexcited electrons at catechol:TiO2.

         Physical Review B 74 (2006), p. 035324/1-10

         doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.74.035324  

 

         Piel J., Riedle E., Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Eichberger R.: Sub-20 fs visible pulses with 750 nJ energy from a 100-kHz NOPA.

         Optics Letters 31 (2006), p. 1289 - 1291

         http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-9-1289

 

         Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Riedle E., Eichberger R., Willig F.: Femtosecond two-photon photoemission at 150 kHz utilizing two noncollinear optical parametric amplifiers for measuring ultrafast electron dynamics.

         Applied Physics B 80 (2005), p. 727-731

         doi:10.1007/s00340-005-1788-3  

 

         Gundlach L., Felber S., Storck W., Galoppini E., Wei Q., Willig F.: Femtosecond two-photon photoemission probing electron injection from the excited singlet state of perylene attached to a long rigid tripod anchor-cum-spacer on rutile Ti02(110).

         Research on Chemical Intermediates 31 (2005), p. 39-46

          doi:10.1163/1568567053146841  

 

         Töben L., Gundlach L., Ernstorfer R., Eichberger R., Hannappel T., Willig F., Zeiser A., Förstner J., Knorr A., Hahn P.H., Schmidt W.G.: Femtosecond transfer dynamics of photogenerated electrons at a surface resonance of reconstructed InP (100).

         Physical Review Letters 94 (2005), p. 067601/1-4

         doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.067601