Prof. Dr. Carsten Sönnichsen

Prof. Dr. Carsten Sönnichsen 
Main Research Fields

Optical (dark-field) microscopy, Synthesis of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, Conformational changes of biomolecules and molecular motors, Plasmonics, Optical single molecule and single particle spectroscopy

Scientific Career

Since 4/2009  Professor for Physical Chemistry, JGU Mainz (Gutenberg fellow)
2005 - 2009 Juniorprofessor for Nanobiotechnology, JGU Mainz
2003 - 2005 Postdoc with Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1998 - 2001 PhD, LMU Munich (summa cum laude)
1996 - 1997 M. Phil., University of Cambridge
1994 - 1996 Studied Physics University of Hamburg (Vordiplom excellent)
Scholarships, Awards and Honors

2010  ERC Starting Grant
2008 Gutenberg junior fellow
2005 Emmy Noether Research Grant
2004 - 2005 Feodor Lynnen Research Scholarship, Humboldt Foundation
2001 Röntgen-Award, University of Würzburg
1993 - 1998 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (National merit foundation)

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