Prof Georg Duesberg
Email: duesberg AT tcd.ie
In the Duesberg Research Group, the team focuses on fabricating novel devices and concepts to exploit the unique properties of carbon nano-structures such as graphene and nanotubes for applications in ICT, bio-chemistry and renewable energy. Novel ICT devices such as transistors, sensors and interconnectors shall be realized by the integration of carbon nano-structures with state-of-the-art silicon processing techniques that are available in CRANN. Furthermore, new concepts for energy harvesting and conversion, such as in solar cells and fuel cells on the basis of nano-carbons, are investigated.
Prof Georg Duesberg graduated in Physical Chemistry from the University of Kassel, Germany. He worked at the Max-Planck-Institute Stuttgart and Trinity College Dublin from 1997 – 2001. He was the first person to characterise individual carbon nanotubes by Raman spectroscopy. He received his PhD from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 2000. From 2001 – 2005 he worked at the Infineon AG, Corporate Research Department, Munich, Germany. From 2005 – 2007 Prof Duesberg worked in the Thin Films Department of the Qimonda AG, Dresden, Germany on the implementation of new carbon nanostructured films into future DRAM technology. In July 2007 he moved to Ireland to take on a position as a Principal Investigator in CRANN and Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. He was made Professor and Director of Research in the School of Chemistry in July of 2011.