Alexander Holleitner

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Prof. Holleitner's (*1973) research area is topological and nanoscale quantum materials, nanofabrication as well as atomistic optoelectronics of two-dimensional materials and ultrafast on-chip THz electronics.

Prof. Holleitner studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the University of Nottingham (UK). He received his PhD in 2002 on the topic of coherent states in quantum dots in the group of Prof. Jörg Kotthaus at LMU. From 2003 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral fellow of the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) in the group of Prof. David Awschalom at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA). Subsequently, Alexander Holleitner was junior professor for nanoscience at the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) at LMU. Since 2007, he is professor at TUM in the field of nanoscale optoelectronics. In 2020, he joined the directorship of the Walter Schottky Institute (WSI) and now heads the chair as well as the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (ZNN) at TUM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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