May 2019:

AG-Reissig thanks the DFG for awarding us with a Grant for the coming 3 years for the proposed project: Diatom frustules as nature-designed building blocks for photonic applications. 

May 2019:

AG-Reissig welcomes Uzma Naz, who will join our group for 1 year for her Master project on differential image processing.

April 2019:

Our collaborative work with the group of Prof. Awaga (Nagoya University) on the fundamental properties governing the speed in MISIM photodetectors has been published in PCCP

October 2018:

Our paper on the MISIM photodetector architecture for organic semiconductors has been published in Scientific Reports. This paper describes a novel photodetector in which the photocurrent signal is purely the result of active layer polarization.

September 2018:

Ghobara's collaborative paper on the use of diatomite for the removal of the dye malachite green from water through photodegradation got accepted for publication in the journal (Elsevier): Separation and Purification Technology. Congratulations.

August 2018:

Our collaborative bookchapter on diatom photonics and photobiology got accepted for publication in the series: Diatoms Fundamentals and Applications (Wiley), as did Ghobara's sole review on Diatomite and its applications.

6th Juli 2018:

AG Reissig welcomes Prof. Kunio Awaga (Nagoya University, Japan) for a short stay and for his talk in the departments Physics Colloquium with the title: "Physics and Chemistry of Molecule-Based Mimics of Carbon Allotropes."

1st July 2018:

AG Reissig welcomes Mohamed Ghobara again in our group, this time as a new PhD student, investigating the potential of diatom frustules as photonic elements in opto-electronic devices. 

1st June 2018:

AG Reissig welcomes Prof. Yuki Sudo (Okayama University, Japan) for a short stay and for his talk in the departments Physics Colloquium with the title: "Microbial rhodopsins: Rich functional diversity and great potential for optical control of biological activity."

28th May 2018:

AG Reissig welcomes Dr. Martina Gilić (Institute of Physics, Serbia) for a short stay and for her talk with the title: "Optical and structural characterization of Se-CuSe2 thin films"

7th May 2018:

Marie Kurihara, a PhD student from Okayama University (Japan) joins AG Reissig for a 4 weeks research stay. She will be investigating her novel microbial rhodopsins with our photocurrent techniques, as well as collaborate with Ken Ataka in AG Heberle on the structural analysis using modern FTIR spectroscopic techniques.

9th April 2018:

The school student Amelie Nazare joins AG Reissig for a 4 weeks school internship in order to experience how life as a scientist in akademia is. She will be studying the dissolution of detergents and enjoy the observation of myelin figures.

1st March 2018:

AG Reissig welcomes "Viktor" Po-Chuan Chan, our new PhD student, working on Protein Photodetectors.

2nd February 2018:

AG Reissig welcomes Mr. Anton Diker and Mr. Sanket Dhume from the ESCP Europe in the frame of the BERLIN INNO BRIDGE program for a 6 weeks project in our group. They are going to look at how to move our work on photodetectors from fundamental research to real technology.

22th January 2018:

Our collaborative study on the templating of SnNPc and VONPc thin films and its effect on transient photocurrent performance got accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

1st December 2017:

AG Reissig welcomes Prof. Vernita Gordon (UT Austin, US) for a short stay and for her talk in the departments Physics Colloquium with the title: Why bacteria care about things you learned in your classical mechanics class.

6th November 2017:

AG Reissig welcomes Mr. Mohamed Ghobara, a visiting researcher from the Egypt Nanotechnology Center at Cairo University (Egypt), for his 3 month research stay. He will be working on the implementation of diatoms into opto-electronic devices.

17th October 2017:

AG Reissig welcomes 2 new Bachelorstudents. Good luck with their projects on Protein Photodetectors and the Impedance of Photoacids.

1st August 2017:

AG Reissig welcomes Arpana Singh, our new PhD student, studying Biomimetic Optoelectronic Devices. 


25th April 2017:

Official start of AG Reissig at Freie Universität, Berlin. Thanks to the university for this great opportunity and to the many people who have helped me to get to this point, and to those who have made this latest transition as smooth as possible.