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Scientist in charge

Rainer Mahrt


Rainer F. Mahrt received his PhD working in the field of site-selective laser spectroscopy in disordered systems in 1991 from Marburg University, Germany. He was a research associate with ”Istituto di Spettroscopia Molecolare”, CNR, Bologna, Italy in 1996. He obtained his Habilitation (venia legend) in physical chemistry in 1997 on ultrafast laser spectroscopy. In 1999, he was appointed to a group-leader position at the Max-Plank Institute. He joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (ZRL) in 2001. His current research interests are optoelectronic properties of organic/inorganic materials, optical properties of confined systems, nano-photonics and more recently polariton condensates for analogue quantum simulation. R.F. Mahrt has (co)-supervised 13 PhD, 5 Master, 9 PostDoc and 4 internship students. He (co)-authored more than 135 publications in peer-reviewed journals with >9400 citations and has an h-factor of 48.