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Research Group "Zentrum für Oberflächen- und Nanoanalytik, JKU Linz"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Kurt Hingerl)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Hingerl
First name(s):Kurt
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Zentrum für Oberflächen- und Nanoanalytik
Street address:Altenbergerstraße 69
Postal code:4040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Nano Science
  • Optics
  • Surfaces, Boundaries and Thin Films
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Materials physics (103018)
  • Nanotechnology (210006)
  • Optics (103021)
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
13 Persons
Mohammad Ahmadpour, MSc.
Martin Arndt, Dr.
Hamed Azimi, MSc.
Amirreza Baghanpourasl, MSc.
Klaus Dieter Bauer
Gholam Barati, MSc.
Michael Bergmair, Dipl. Ing.
Iris Bergmair Dipl. Ing. (extern - profactor)
Hendradi Hardrieta, Msc.
Bernhard Rebhan, DI(FH)
Ahmad Saaed, MSc.
Harald Schwinghammer, Dipl. Ing. (extern - Voest)
Sajjad Tollabirezhno, MSc.
Percentage project-funded:100
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:18
Number of publications:74
Five most important publications:
  1. H. Habibian, J. W. Clark, N. Behbood, and K. Hingerl, "Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger and W entanglement witnesses for the noninteracting Fermi gas", Phys. Rev A81, 032302 (2010)
  2. B. Dastmalchi, A. Mohtashami, and K. Hingerl and J. Zarbakhsh, "A Novel Method to Calculate Local Dispersion in Arbitrary Photonic Crystal Waveguides" Opt. Lett. 32, 2915 (2007)
  3. Gianluca Manzacca, Gabriella Cincotti and Kurt Hingerl,"Ultra-fast switching by controlling Rabi Splitting" Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 231920 (2007)
  4. M. Bergmair, M Huber and K. Hingerl, "Band Structure, Wiener bounds and Coupled Surface Plasmons in 1D Photonic Crystals" Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 081907 (2006)
  5. L. D. Sun, M. Hohage, P. Zeppenfeld, R. Balderas- Navarro and K. Hingerl, "Strain oscillations probed with light", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 016105 (2006)
  • Brabec C]; Dennler Gilles [AU]; Forberich Karen [AT]; Scharber Markus [AT]; Hingerl Kurt [AT], Photovoltaic cells with a diffractive layer, Wo 2009009634
  • Hingerl Kurt [AT]; Merz Robert [AT]; Hudek Peter [AT]; Seyringer Heinz [AT], Verfahren zum Herstellen einer Lichtkopplungseinrichtung, AT20060000214
  • Hingerl, Kurt, Thermal radiation device, DE200510041069
  • Hingerl, K, Brabec, C. Optical radiation device with radiation source, DE200510006190
  • Hingerl Kurt [AT]; Zarbakhsh Javad [AT], Photonic Crystal Structure, De200410054505
Five most important talks:
  1. invited: Kurt Hingerl "Metallic photonic crystals", Int. Conf. on Transparent Optical Newtworks and Europ. Symp.on Phot. Cryst. July 2-6, 2007, Rome
  2. invited: Kurt Hingerl "On the validity of Kramers Kronig relations in metallic photonic crystals", International conference on optical materials, Belgrade, Sep.3-7. 2007
  3. invited: Kurt Hingerl " Spectroscopic ellipsometry of metamaterials" 5th International conference on Spectroscopic Ellipseometry, Albany, NY, May 2010
  4. invited: I. Bergmair "Fabrication of Metamaterials using Graphene" Metamaterials September 2010, Karlsruhe
  5. (invited) M. Bergmair, "Kramers Kronig relatiosn for metallic photonic crystals" Int. Conf. on Nanostructures, Delhi. IN, Dec. 2008
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Land OÖ:
    Aufbau der Nanoanalytik an der JKU
    2 Mio Euro
Competitive projects:
  • FFG - ASA:
    Austrian Nanotechnology Initiative Coupler for Light
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2006; 75 kEuro; 2 partners
  • EC FP6 European Community 6th FWP (NMP):
    CRAFT Project "3D Nanoprint" (11/2004 - 10/2006).
    Laufzeit: 2004-2006; 6 European partners; Mittel: 220 kEuro
  • EC FP6 European Community 6th FWP (NMP):
    Project "Novel nano template technology and applications to the fabrication of novel photonic devices" (8/2006 - 7/2009).
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2009; 9 European partners; Mittel: 510 kEuro
  • EC FP6 European Community 7th FWP:
    Project "Multifunctional Nanomaterials Characterisation Exploiting Ellipsometry and Polarimetry" (nanocharm) (1/2008 - 12/2010).
    Laufzeit : 2008 - 2010; 9 European partners; Mittel: 130 kEuro
  • EC FP7 European Community 7th FWP (NMP):
    Project "NIM-NIL" (07/2009 - 06/2012).
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012; 6 European partners; Mittel: 410 kEuro
  • FFG-nano:
    Nil-Meta within the NIL Austria Project Cluster
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2011; 2 Austrian partners; Mittel: 140 kEuro
  • FFG-Bridge:
    Surface and Interface Analytics of Steel Composites
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012; 2 Austrian partners; Mittel: 560 kEuro
Project-funded institutes:
  • CDLSO - Christian Doppler Society:
    Christian Doppler Laboratory for Surface Optics and Photonics
    (1. 1. 2003 - 31. 12. 2009)
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2010; Mittel*): 2.2 MEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Material science
  • Nano- and surface analytics
  • Optical effects of surfaces
  • Thin films and interfaces
  • In situ observation of growth
  • Photonic crystals and metamaterials
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Material science
  • Nano- and surface analytics
  • Optical effects of surfaces
  • Thin films and interfaces
  • Liquid-solid interface
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. Javad Zarbakhsh, Curvilinear Photonic Crystals, Mar. 2009
  2. Tayebeh Ameri, Tandem Polymer Solar Cells, June 2010
  3. Veronika Rinnerbauer, Photonic Crystals and Active Materials for the Near Infrared Nov. 2007
  4. Thomas Glinsner, Fabrication of 3-D Photonic Crystals via Nanoimprint Lithography Dec. 2007
Diploma and master theses:
7 theses
  1. Thomas Plach: Mechanisms of Waferbonding Nov 2008
  2. Iris Bergmair: Nanoimprint Lithography Jun 2007
  3. David Tex: High index Waveguides on Polymers Mar 2008
  4. Ulrich Dobramys: Ab-intio simulations of negative index materials Jun 2009
  5. Martin Huber: Rigourous Coupled Wave Analysis, Jun 2007
  6. Klaus Nöbauer: Second Harmonic Generation Feb 2010
  7. Michael Bergmair Metallic Photonic Crystals, Jun 2007
International networking:
  • Dr. Frank Grosse, PDI Berlin, WS 2010 (incoming)
  • Prof. Josef Humlicek, Univ. Brno, SS 2009 (incoming)
  • Prof. Rados Gajic, Inst. of Phys. Serbia, WS 2009 (incoming)
  • Prof. Itaru Kamiya + student, Toyota University, SS 2010
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