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Arbeitsgruppe Grüneis

Research statement

Our research interests relate to the electronic and vibrational structure of matter and to the synthesis, functionalization and spectroscopy of novel materials with tailored properties (e.g. graphene nanoribbons and atomically thin 2D materials). Contemporary spectroscopy offers a powerful collection of experimental methods for probing the physical properties of functional materials. We employ third generation synchrotron radiation sources for angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy, x-ray absorption and inelastic x-ray scattering. In addition, we utilize a laboratory-based system, combining in-situ sample preparation and functionalization with optical spectroscopy. This allows us to engineer and spectroscopically probe both, the ground and excited states of these material. Our research is supported by a collaborative research center (Opens external link in new windowCRC1238), an ERC grant and national projects.

Short CV

2014 - Univ. of Cologne (DE), Prof. of Physics
2008 - 2014Univ. of Vienna (AT), Asst. Prof.
2004 - 2008IFW-Dresden (DE), PostDoc
2001 - 2004Tohoku University (JP), PhD student
1994 - 2001Univ. of Vienna (AT), undergraduate studies


  • 2015 ERC Consolidator grant (European Commission)
  • 2014 START prize (FWF Austria)
  • 2009 APART fellowship (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • 2008 Marie Curie Reintegration Grant (European Commission)
  • 2006 Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (European Commission)
  • 2005 Schrödinger Fellowship (FWF Austria)
  • 2001 Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology)


We offer Bachelor- und Masterprojects related to the electronic and vibrational properties of functionalized 1D and 2D materials  (eg. nanotubes and nanoribbons, graphene, phosphorene, TM dichalcogenides and hBN)

NEW: We offer PhD and PostDoc positions funded by an ERC grant:

  1. Offer for a PhD position
  2. Offer for a postdoctoral position


Prof. Alexander Grüneis


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