Christian Rohner, Post Doc



Dr. Christian Rohner was born in Berlin, Germany, where he studied Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin and obtained his Masters degree in 2009. His Master thesis deals with the preparation of supracrystals made from silver and gold nanoparticles. He then followed his supervisor Prof. Dr. Schlecht to the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen for his PhD studies, where he obtained his PhD in 2014. His thesis deals with the preparation and characterization of monodisperse noble metal and semiconductor nanoparticles (MNP, SNP), and the examination of the SNP-photoluminescence-behavior depending on the concentration of admixed MNP in solution. The thesis provides new experimental evidence of metal-enhanced luminescence and a mathematical model derived in the framework of the Förster theory (FRET) that offers a better understanding of the underlying plasmon-luminophore-interactions that lead to luminescence-enhancement or quenching. In Prof. Moth-Poulsen’s group, Christian is working on the monofunctionalization of nanoparticles with the aim of producing nanoparticle dimers with high yield as platforms for the examination of single-molecule-electronics.