Max is originally from Germany and completed his doctoral degree in Physics under the supervision of Karl Leo at Technical University Dresden in 2014. His research comprised investigations on the fundamental physics of molecular doping processes in organic semiconductor thin films as employed in OLEDs, OPVs, and novel OFET structures. In particular, he has gained expertise in elucidating the electronic structure at metal/organic and organic/organic interfaces by photoemission spectroscopy (UPS/XPS).
Subsequently, he moved to the Solar Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia), where he worked as Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Consultant under the supervision of Jean-Luc Brédas and Aram Amassian. Scientific topics comprised material characterization and interfacial studies on organometal halide perovskite, metal oxide, and organic semiconductor materials by UPS/XPS. Also, he was in charge for technical extension of the MBE/UPS/XPS setup of the Amassian’s lab.
In 2016, he moved back to Dresden working with Karl Leo and Koen Vandewal on the elementary steps of electrical doping of organic semiconductors at the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials.
In the Ameloot group, Max’ PostDoc will focus on sensor development employing metal-organic frameworks in photonic crystal and ChemFET structures.