Prof. Dr. Thomas Basché

 Prof. Dr. Thomas Basché
Main Research Fields

Optical single molecule techniques are developed and employed to study a variety of processes including electronic coupling between chromophores, photo-blinking in molecules and quantum dots, conformational transitions of macromolecules, photochemical reactions and dynamics of glasses and polymers. Novel semiconductor quantum dot hetero-structures are synthesized and their optoelectronic properties studied down to the single particle level. In addition, quantum dots are assembled into supramolecular aggregates with organic dye-molecules to investigate electronic coupling at the organic/inorganic interface.

Scientific Career

1997 Chair in Physical Chemistry (C4), JGU Mainz
1996  Privatdozent (Assistant Professor, C2
1995  Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, LMU Munich
1991 - 1992  IBM World Trade Visiting Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center, San José, USA
1990  PhD in Physical Chemistry, LMU Munich
1985  Diploma in Chemistry, LMU Munich
Scholarships, Awards and Honors

2002 - 2004  Advisory Board, The Journal of Physical Chemistry
Since 2002  Member of the Technology Council, State of Rhineland Palatinate
1999  Japanese-German Research Award (JSPS)
1996 Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Award from the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie
1991  University Award, LMU Munich