Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Düsberg Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Düsberg

Georg graduated in Physical Chemistry at the University of Kassel, Germany. His PhD was conducted at the Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, and Trinity College Dublin from 1997 - 2000 on a collaborative European project, where he dealt with purifying, assembling and imaging carbon nanotubes. During the work he was able to characterise individual carbon nanotubes by Raman spectroscopy for the first time. From 2001 - 2005 Georg worked at the Corporate Research Department of Infineon AG, in Munich, Germany. The research focus was on the integration of bottom-up grown structures into CMOS based devices. Wafer-scale chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of CNTs as well as the growth of individual nanotubes from lithographically defined nano-holes are among the achievements. Furthermore, they were able to produce the world's smallest transistor and the first power transistor with carbon nanotubes. From 2005 - 2007 Georg worked in the Thin Films Department of the Qimonda AG, Dresden, Germany on the implementation of new ultrathin carbon films into future DRAM technology. In July 2007 Georg moved to Dublin to take on a position as ETS Walton Researcher in the School of Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin and as Principal Investigator in CRANN and AMBER. In January 2017 Georg moved to the Bundeswehr University Munich to take on a chair in sensor technologies. Georg is an adjunct professor in the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin and maintains strong ties with AMBER.

Dr. Filiberto Ricciardella

He received his M.Sc. in Physics at University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (Italy) and PhD in Novel Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging at University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy) in collaboration with the ENEA Research Center in Portici (Naples, Italy). During the PhD at ENEA, his scientific activity was focused on graphene synthesis and characterizations aimed at gas sensors fabrication. He prevalently explored Liquid Phase Exfoliation (LPE) and Mechanical Exfoliation as synthesis approaches and got experiences in material characterizations, specializing in Raman spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. After his PhD, he moved to Italian Institute of Technology in Genova (Italy) working not only on graphene but also on synthesis of other 2D materials mostly through LPE. He became familiar with photo-spectrophotometric analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. For the next three years, he worked in the Department of Microelectronics at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) as a Research Assistant. His activity was in collaboration with ASML aiming at realizing graphene-based MEMS tools of next generation. Also, he specialized in designing and fabrication of MEMS and CMOS microstructures, based on graphene synthesized by Chemical Vapor Deposition, for gas sensing application. He performed most of the fabrication process in cleanroom (Class 100). From June 2019, he joined to Universitaet of Bundeswehr as Research Assistant, working on growth of graphene and other 2D materials as well as on gas-sensors based on the 2D materials.