Johannes Gierschner received his PhD at the University of Tübingen, Germany in 2000. After postdoctoral stays in Tübingen, Mons, and GeorgiaTech, he joined IMDEA Nanoscience in 2008 as a Senior Researcher (Ramón y Cajal fellow 2008-13). In 2014, he finalized his habilitation at the University of Tübingen, and holds an adjunct professorship (Privatdozent) there since then.
His more than 90 peer-reviewed publications (3700 citations, h-index of 33) are dedicated to integrative spectroscopic/computational research on different classes of conjugated organic materials. J.G. has pre- sented his work in more than 50 oral presentations at international conferences (19 invited) and 80 invited seminars at research institutes. He has coordinated 2 Marie-Curie RTNs and 2 national projects (currently: MultiCrom). He was holding a visiting researcher position at the University of Valencia (2008-11), adjunct professor positions at Seoul National University (SNU; 2014/15) and University of Mons (2014/15), and is regular visiting researcher at SNU since 2009. J.G. has 20 years’ experience in teaching and supervi- sion, and organized numerous symposia, schools, and research meetings. He is a peer reviewer for more than 40 ACS, Wiley-VCH, RSC, Elsevier, NPG, AIP and Springer journals, associate editor of ‘Frontiers in Chemistry’, board member for ‘Nanospectroscopy’ and of several conference series.
Our work follows an integrative spectroscopic/computational research on different classes of supramo- lecular conjugated organic materials, relying on long standing collaborations with materials scientists in-house and abroad:
- One-/two component solid state fluorescent and phosphorescent materials.
- All-organic non-fullerene organic solar cells.
- Binary chromophore / carbon allotrope materials.
- Addressable supramolecular host-guest compounds with cooperative optical response.
- Conjugation in oligomeric and polymeric materials.
- Color stabilization in natural compounds.