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