Prof. Dr. Alf Mews
Photo: Alf Mews
Head of Group
Department of Chemistry
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Research Group Mews
Room: VGII 246a
Tel: +49 40 42838-3431
Fax: +49 40 42838-7727
Key aspects of activity
- Investigation of the nucleation and growth processes of
- of colloidal nanoparticles
- Structure determination of nanoscopic systems
- by X-ray diffraction
- Atomic models of nanoscopic systems based on
- of high-resolution electron microscopy
- Determination of the attachment and
- uptake mechanisms of nanoparticles in biological
- biological cells by microscopic studies
- Determination of structure-property relationships
- by combination of different
- microscopy methods
- Synthesis of semiconductor nanorods, nanowires and nanoplatelets
- Entwicklung oberflächenmodifizerter Goldcluster
- Herstellung von Metall-Halbleiter-Hybridstrukturen
- Gasphasensynthese von Nanostrukturen auf
- Biofunktionalisierung von Nanopartikeln für die
- Medizinische Diagnostik
- Alf Mews studied chemical engineering in Aachen (Diploma in 1988) and Chemistry in Siegen (Diploma in 1992) after which he joined the group of Prof. Horst Weller at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute in Berlin.
- In 1994 he received his PhD in the preparation of semiconductor nanocrystals.
- He took a DFG fellowship in 1995 to work on different spectroscopic techniques in the group of Prof. Paul Alivisatos in Berkeley, California.
- In 1996 he moved to Munich to work on single molecule spectroscopy in the group of Prof. Christian Bräuchle.
- In 1997 he joined the group of Prof. Thomas Basché in Mainz where he finished his Habilitation in 2003 entitled: “Investigation of nano structures with microscopic methods: Material science on the nanometer scale”.
- In 2004 he was appointed to a full professorship for Physical Chemistry at the University of Siegen.
- In 2008 he moved to the University of Hamburg.