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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Köhler

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Overview
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Köhler

Spectroscopy of soft matter
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee | KeyLab coordinator


Job History

10/2002Call to a Full Professorship at the University of Linz, (A)
Since 09/2000Professor (C4) at the University of Bayreuth
04/2000Call to a Full Professorship, University of Bayreuth
02/1999 – 08/2000Professor (C3) at the ‘Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität’, Munich
03/1998Call to an Associate Professorship, LMU Munich
09/1990 – 01/1999Post-doctoral fellow at the 'Centre for the Study of Excited States of Molecules' at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands
10/1987 – 08/1990Research associate (Solid State Physics) at the ‘Heinrich-Heine-Universität’, Düsseldorf
06/1986 – 09/1987Community service at the Institute for Medical Statistics and Biomathematics of the Medical institutions at the ‘Heinrich-Heine-Universität’, Düsseldorf

Education

10/1997Granting Habilitation by Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty of the ‚Heinrich-Heine Universität’ at Düsseldorf for experimental physics
10/1997Habilitation at the ‘Heinrich-Heine’-Universität, Düsseldorf, in Experimental Physics
11/1990Dissertation with Prof. D. Schmid at the University of Düsseldorf
10/1987 – 08/1990Research associate (Solid State Physics) at the ‘Heinrich-Heine-Universität’, Düsseldorf
04/1986Diploma in Physics with Prof. D. Schmid at the University of Düsseldorf
1979 – 1986Study of Physics at the ‘Heinrich-Heine’-Universität’, Düsseldorf
05/1979Qualification for university admission (Allgemeine Hochschulreife) at the 'Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium', Neuss

Awards and other responsibilities

Panels

2015 – 2017Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science of the University of Bayreuth
Since 2010Speaker of the DFG Research Training Unit (GRK 1640) “Photophysik synthetischer und biologischer multichromophorer Systeme
Since 2007Conference Organisation           
Initiator and Chair of the “Light-Harvesting Processes” conferences
2006 – 2007Member of the Board "Zukunft Bayern 2020" of the Bavarian State Government
2005 – 2009Executive director of the Physical Institute of the University of Bayreuth
2002 – 2004Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science of the University of Bayreuth
2002 – 2004Member of the Senate of the University of Bayreuth
2001 – 2007Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bavarian Science Foundation
2001 – 2007Member of the Scientific-Technical-Advisory Board of the Bavarian State Government

Membership

Since 1998Member of the ‘Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG); Association of Molecular Physics

Awards

11/1997'Richard Heynen – und Emmy Heynen Prize' by the Society of Friends and Promoters of the ‘Heinrich-Heine-Universität’ Düsseldorf
08/1997Grant 'Heisenbergstipendium' of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
03/1996Gustav-Hertz-Prize of the German Physical Society (DPG)
04/1995Grant 'Habilitationsstipendium' of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
11/1994C.J. Kok Prize of the University of Leiden, The Netherlands
07/1991Best Dissertation of the year of the ‚Heinrich-Heine-Universität’ Düsseldorf

Spectroscopy of soft matter
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee | KeyLab coordinator


  • optical spectroscopy of individual nano objects
  • electronic structure of soft condensed matter
  • quantum biology

Spectroscopy of soft matter
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee | KeyLab coordinator


10 selected publications

A complete list of publications of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Köhler is available here.


Deliberate Switching of Single Photochromic Triads
Maier, J.; Pärs, M.; Weller, T.; Thelakkat, M.; Köhler, J.
Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 41739-1 – 41739-8

Long-Range Energy Transport in Single Supramolecular Nanofibres at Room Temperature
Haedler, A.T.; Kreger, K.; Issac, A.; Wittmann, B.; Kivala, M.; Hammer, N.; Köhler, J.;
Schmidt, H.-W.; Hildner, R.
Nature 2015, 523, 196-199

An Organic Optical Transistor Operated under Ambient Conditions
Pärs, M.; Hofmann, C.C.; Willinger, K.; Bauer, P.; Thelakkat, M.; Köhler, J.
Ang. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11405-11408

Refinement of the X-Ray Structure of the RC-LH1 Core Complex from Rhodopseudomonas palustris by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy
Richter, M.F.; Baier, J.; Southall, J; Cogdell, R.J.; Oellerich, S.; Köhler, J.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2007, 104, 20280-20284

Symmetry Matters for the electronic structure of core complexes from Rhodopseudomonas Palustris and Rhodobacter Sphaeroides PufX-
Richter, M.F.; Baier, J.; Prem, Th.; Oellerich, S.; Francia, F.; Venturoli, G.; Oesterhelt, D.; Southall, J.; Cogdell, R.J.; Köhler, J.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2007, 104, 6661-6665

The architecture and function of the light-harvesting apparatus of purple bacteria: from single molecules to in vivo membranes
Cogdell, R. J.; Gall, A.; Köhler, J.
Q. Rev. Biophysics 2006, 39, 227–324

Optical Spectroscopy on Individual amphi-PIC J-Aggregates
Lang, E.; Sorokin, A.; Drechsler, M.; Malyukin, Y.V.; Köhler, J.
Nano Letters 5 2005, 2635–2640

Multivariate Analysis of Single-Molecule Spectra: Surpassing Spectral Diffusion
Hofmann, C.; Michel, H.; van Heel, M.; Köhler, J.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2005, 94, 195501-1-195501-4.

Single molecule study of the electronic couplings in a circular array of molecules: Light Harvesting 2 complex from Rhodospirillum molischianum
Hofmann, C.; Ketelaars, M.; Matsushita, M.; Michel, H.; Aartsma, T.J.; Köhler, J.  
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2003, 90

Direct Observation of Tiers in the Energy Landscape of a Chomoprotein: A Single-Molecule Study
Hofmann, C.; Aartsma, T.J.; Michel, H.; Köhler, J. 
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2003, 100, 15534-15538

Spectroscopy of soft matter
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee | KeyLab coordinator


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Köhler
University of Bayreuth | BPI Executive committee
KeyLab coordinator

Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4000
E-mail: juergen.koehler@uni-bayreuth.de
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