Malte Gather

malte-c-gatherCurriculum Vitae

Professional career
since Aug. 2013 Professor, SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Oct. 2011 – April 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, Harvard University, USA
Jul. 2012 – Dec. 2012 Research Scientist, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Organics, Materials and Electronic Devices (COMEDD), Dresden, Germany
Oct. 2011 – Aug 2013 Junior-Professor (tenure track), Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Jan 2010 – Sept. 2011 Bullock Fellow, Wellman Center, Harvard University, USA
Research on bio-produced and bio-inspired optical devices
Involvement in scientific outreach and summer institute
May 2009 – Dec 2009 Research Fellow, Wellman Center, Harvard University, USA
Nov. 2008 – Apr 2009 Research Fellow, University of Iceland
Research on optical gain in plasmonic waveguides
Teaching of nano-photonics graduate lecture course
Dec. 2004 – Oct. 2008 Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Universität zu Köln Research on organic light emitting diodes, displays and lab-on-a-chip
Teaching laboratory courses, seminar classes and workshops

Dec. 2004 – Oct. 2008 PhD student at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cologne
PhD with “summa cum laude”
Title for dissertation: “Electronic, Optical and Lifetime Aspects of OLEDs”
Supervisor Prof. K. Meerholz
Nov. 2004 MSc Imperial College London
Subject: Physics (Optics & Photonics)
MSc “with distinction”
MSc project: “Novel Materials for Aligned Polymer OLEDs”
Supervisor Prof. D.D.C. Bradley

July 2016 Institute of Physics Paterson Medal and Prize
– awarded for distinguished research in applied physics
Feb. 2013 Rudolf-Kaiser-Preis in Experimental Physics
– awarded annually to one young German physicist
Jan. 2012 2-year fellowship by Daimler und Benz Stiftung
Dec. 2011 Paper on single cell living lasers selected as one of the
“top10 breakthroughs in physics in 2011” by Physics World
Dec. 2009 Bullock-Wellman Fellowship
March 2009 Dissertation award of the German Physical Society (DPG), Section “Condensed Matter”
Sept. 2008 ICEL-7 Young Investigators Award
Jul. 2006 Invited as Young Researcher at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Aug. 2004 Imperial College Glady’s Locke Award for best MSc in 2004