Caroline obtained her PhD in physics from Technische Universität Dresden in 2015, working on high-brightness organic LEDs. She was a postdoctoral fellow and Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow at University of St Andrews, UK, before starting her group at KSI Meinsberg in November 2018. Since 2023, she is a TUD young investigator.
Rabiul Islam accomplished his master degree in Materials Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. During his master thesis, he specialized on fabrication and electrical characterization of organic neuromorphic memory devices. Continuing this path, he started his PhD at KSI Meinsberg in December 2021 focussing on organic photodiodes for fluorescence imaging.
DR. SIDDHARTHA SAGGAR
Siddhartha pursued his Ph.D. degree at the University of Queensland, Australia, studying the fundamental electro-optical properties, charge transport and recombination in Organic Photodiodes (OPDs) - involving both experimental and theoretical sides. He joined the group as Postdoc in February 2022 to conduct research on organic semiconducting devices for new biomedical applications.
DR. JENS P. WEBER
Jens started his journey with a PhD degree at the Max-Planck-Institute for biophysical chemistry in 2010 in Neuroscience and Biophysics tackling principles in synaptic transmission. Later on he was a research fellow at the CNCR in Amsterdam, the Institute of Experimental Medicine in Budapest and the Ruhr-University in Bochum.
Nirbhika obtained a master's degree in organic and molecular electronics from Technische Universität Dresden. She joined the group in July 2022 as a PhD student working on new transparent metal electrodes for flexible OLEDs.
Sari is a master student at the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida and obtained her bachelor's degree in Environmental Biotechnology. During her bachelor thesis, she investigated zebrafish embryos and the development of blood vessels in dependency of various drugs. She joined the group in October 2023 and will mainly focus on the determination of pheromones in Drosophila melanogaster using mass spectroscopy.
Giedrius has a Bachelor’s degree in light engineering from the faculty of physics at Vilnius University, Lithuania. His previous research focussed on improvement of OLED lifetime. He joined the group for an internship on organic photodiodes from February to August 2023 under the Erasmus+ scheme.
Giedrius has left the group to pursue a Master degree at Vilnius university.
DR. GIUSEPPE CICCONE
Giuseppe graduated in biomedical engineering and industrial bioengineering at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy. From November 2019, he pursued his PhD on organic LEDs for optogenetics at Technische Universität Dresden with Prof Karl Leo and co-supervised by Caroline.
He graduated in May 2023 and joined the Sensing Technologies Lab at the Free University of Bolzano as a postdoc in October 2023.
Ilenia studied biomedical and electronic engineering at University of Cagliari, Italy. She joined the group in February 2019 as a PhD student working on new light sources with high spatial resolution for optogenetics.
Ilenia is now working as a postdoc at La Fondation Asile de aveugles in Lausanne, Switzerland.