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Structure Determination of Interfaces and Nanoscale Systems

Welcome to the research group of Christian Kumpf

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Our research group investigates the structure of surfaces, interfaces and nano-systems using a large number of complementary techniques. Organic-inorganic interfaces and two-dimensional materials like hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) and graphene are in the focus of our present research. We perform these investigations in our own laboratories, e.g., with our world-class low energy electron microscope (LEEM-PEEM instrument), as well as at different synchrotron radiation sources, mainly at the Diamond Light Source (Didcot, GB) and at BESSY (Berlin, D).


  • Prof. Dr. Christian Kumpf (group leader), short CV
  • M. Sc. Janina Felter (PhD student, LEEM)
  • M. Sc. Markus Franke (PhD student, STM, XSW, SPA-LEED)
  • M. Sc. Miriam Raths (LEEM)
  • M. Sc. Shayan Parhizkarmazinani (LEEM)
  • M. Sc. You-Ron Lin (PhD student, SFB 1083)

  • List of former Group members


At present we have an open PostDoc position in the field of Low Energy Electron Microscopy. Please contact me if you have LEEM/PEEM experience and are interested in joining our team.

We also have open Bachelor- and Master theses at present: HTML / PDF.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

For other present job offers please check here.

Fields of research:

  • Molecular adsorbate systems, thin films and nanostructures
  • Interfaces of heterosystems, organic-metal, organic-organic and organic-semiconductor
    interfaces, interaction across such interfaces
  • Interaction and ordering phenomena at interfaces
  • Semiconductor surfaces, interfaces and thin films
  • Nanoparticles and nanostructures like quantum dots and wires

Current projects:

Methods and instrumentation:



Prof. Dr. Christian Kumpf
Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-3)
Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces
phone +49 2461 61 1452









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