Thomas Wandlowski, University of Bern, Switzerland
Title: Electrolyte gating: in-situ STS and Raman studies with single molecules and molecular ensembles
Thomas Wandlowski studied Chemistry and Mathematics in Halle, Germany. After completion of his PhD with Prof. Kretschmer in 1986 (Electrocapillary studies at meta/electrolyte interfaces), he joined the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry (Prague, with Prof. Koryta), as Research Fellow. He completed his Habilitation in 1990 with a topic on phase formation at electrochemical interfaces. After three years as Research Assistant Professor at Georgetown University (Washington DC), he returned to Germany in 1994 as Heisenberg and joined the Department of Electrochemistry at Ulm University. In 1999 he accepted the position as Head of the Electrochemistry Group, Research Centre Jülich, Institute of Surfaces and Interfaces, and was teaching as Privatdocent at the RWTH Aachen. Since 2007 he is Full Professor of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at the University of Berne (Switzerland).Thomas Wandlowski's research interests covers a wide range of topics, such as Interfacial electrochemistry at well defined electrodes, structure and reactivity of nano-objects and single molecules at electrified solid/liquid interfaces, self-assembly and charge transport at surfaces and interfaces, electrocatalysis, surface enhanced vibrational spectroscopy (SEIRAS, SHINERS, MCBJ-Raman), in-situ scanning probe microscopy (STM/STS, CP-AFM). He has published more than 135 Research Papers and 5 Book Chapters.