After studying Biology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, I did my DPhil in the Physics department at the Freie Universität Berlin. After a Postdoc period at the University of Oxford, UK, I'm now located at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

The main focus of my research is methodologically on Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR).

The systems investigated during the DPhil thesis belong to a certain group of blue-light active flavoproteins, namely cryptochromes.

Meanwhile, I'm investigating conjugated polymers and their building blocks relevant for organic electronics applications.

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) together with its more widely known couterpart Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is one of the methods of magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


Flavins are the most abundant cofactors of proteins in nature. Blue-light active flavoproteins can be divided into three classes: (i) phototropins, (ii) proteins containing BLUF domains, and (iii) photolyases and cryptochromes.

Organic Photovoltaics/Elektronics

Organic semiconductors have been widely studied over the last two decades and are currently used in a large range of applications such as light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, light detectors, and solar cells. Perhaps the most important advantage of these materials compared to their conventional, inorganic, and mainly silicon-based counterparts is the capability of nearly endlessly and systematically tailoring molecules for the desired purpose using well-established protocols of synthetic chemistry. A detailed understanding of the electronic structure of polymers and their building blocks is essential to develop efficient materials for organic electronics.


en/forschung/index.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/04 09:28 by till