Prof. Dr. Paul Seifert

has held the endowed junior professorship for Quantum Detectors at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology since March 2022.

Paul Seifert explores the physics and possible applications of two-dimensional layered structures and quantum materials. Particularly in the field of sensor technology, Prof. Seifert is investigating how these novel materials can be used as active detector elements to develop sensitive light sensors, that can detect a broad spectrum and allow the detection of individual light quanta.

Following his master's degree in physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Paul Seifert investigated optically induced charge and spin phenomena in quantum materials as part of his doctoral studies in the Nano-Optoelectronics Research Group (TUM). As a postdoctoral researcher and Humboldt Fellow at the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) near Barcelona, Paul Seifert turned to explore two-dimensional superconductors with the aim of integrating them as active elements in quantum detectors.

Prof. Seifert‘s research covers different topics in the field of two-dimensional layered materials. Besides his main focus on (quantum) sensing, he also investigates the fundamental thermal and electrical material properties of these novel layered material systems to provide a broad material science foundation for future applications. For this purpose, he combines a wide range of electrical, optical, and thermal analysis and spectroscopy techniques.

Paul Seifert publishes the results of his research projects – some of which are carried out in international collaborations – in internationally recognized journals and is active in the scientific committees of international conferences.


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