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Research Group "Angewandte Physik, JKU Linz"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Johannes Pedarnig)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Pedarnig
First name(s):Johannes
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Position:Direktor CD Labor LAD, stv. Institutsvorstand, Universitätsdozent
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Institut für Angewandte Physik
Street address:Altenberger Straße 69
Postal code:4040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Material Physics
  • Nano Science
  • Surfaces, Boundaries and Thin Films
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Applied physics (1203)
  • Laser spectroscopy (1237)
  • Nanotechnology (210006)
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.12.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2011
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
8 Persons
Dr. Norbert Huber
Dr. Marius Bodea
DI Philipp Kolmhofer
Simon Eschlböck-Fuchs
Michael Haslinger
Bernhard Spaller
Herwig Heilbrunner
Josef Hofstadler
Full-time equivalents:8
Percentage project-funded:100
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:13
Number of publications:121
Five most important publications:
  1. B. Praher, V. Palleschi, R. Viskup, J. Heitz, J.D. Pedarnig: Calibration free laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of oxide materials, Spectrochim. Acta B 65, 671 (2010)
  2. T. Stehrer, B. Praher, R. Viskup, J. Jasik, H. Wolfmeir, E. Arenholz, J. Heitz, J.D. Pedarnig: Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of iron oxide powder, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 24, 973 - 978 (2009).
  3. I. Puica, W. Lang, K. Siraj, J.D. Pedarnig, D. Bäuerle: Non-Ohmic Hall resistivity observed above the critical temperature in the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7, Physical Review B 79, 094522 (2009) and Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity 16 (7), April 1, 2009.
  4. K. Siraj, J.D. Pedarnig, A. Moser, D. Bäuerle, N. Hari Babu, D.A. Cardwell: Enhanced self-field critical current density of nano-composite YBa2Cu3O7 thin films grown by pulsed-laser deposition, Europhysics Letters 82, 57006 (2008) and Special online collection of letters in the High temperature superconductivity field selected by The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members of EPL (Europhysics Letters).
  5. J.D. Pedarnig, S. Roither, M. Peruzzi: Growth and thermal stability of GaPO4 epitaxial thin films, Applied Physics Letters 89, 241912 (2006).
  • Houska-Anerkennungspreis 2011
Five most important talks:
  1. Element analysis of complex materials by calibration-free laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (Invited talk),
    11th International Conference on Laser Ablation
  2. Element analysis of oxide materials in steel industry by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,
    8th International Workshop on Progress in Analytical Chemistry & Materials Characterisation in the Steel and Metals Industries CETAS (05/2011)
  3. Pulsed-laser deposition and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of functional oxide materials (Invited talk),
    17th Slovak-Czech-Polish Optical Conference "Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics" (09/2010)
  4. Quantitative determination of element concentration in industrial oxide materials by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, 6th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (09/2010)
  5. Laser - assisted deposition and element analysis of multi-component materials (Invited talk),
    Max-Auwärter-Symposium and 58th Annual conference of the Austrian Society of Physics (09/2008)
Other scientific output:
  • Mehr als 30 Vorträge seit 2005
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Forschungs-Infrastrukturmittel
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    "Development of sensors for high throughput screening of aquaporins ", Projekt im Doktoratskolleg: "Molecular Bioanalytics"
    Mai 2006 - Juni 2009
  • FWF:
    "Ion-beam modification of cuprate superconductors"
    09/2005 - 08/2010
  • ÖAD:
    "Vacuum-UV laser ablation and plasma spectroscopy for element analysis of polymer materials"
    01/2009 - 12/2010
  • ESF:
    European Science Foundation Research Network "Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity"
    05/2007 - 05/2012
  • ESF:
    European Science Foundation Research Network "Thin Films for Novel Oxide Devices"
    06/2003 - 06/2008
  • FFG:
    National Micro & Nanotechnology Initiative "Micro@Nano Fabrication Austria MNA NETWORK"
    01/2004 - 06/2007
  • ÖAD:
    "(Hg,Re)Ba2CaCu2O6 and YBa2Cu3O7 high-temperature superconductors: Preparation, patterning and application of thin films"
    01/2004 - 12/2005
  • EU, IST:
    "Piezoelectric Sensing Arrays for Biomolecular Interactions and Gas Monitoring"
    02/2002 - 01/2005
  • CDG:
    "Christian Doppler Laboratorium für Laser-Assistierte Diagnostik" in Kooperation mit
    voestalpine Stahl GmbH und AVE Österreich GmbH
    Dez. 2006 - Nov. 2013
Funded awards:
  • Houska-Anerkennungspreis 2011
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Wechselwirkung von Laserlicht mit Materie, Laser - induzierte Plasmaspektroskopie
  • Hoch-Tc Supraleitung: Wachstum epitakischer Schichten und Ionenstrahl-Modifikation und Nanostrukturierung
  • Transparent conductive oxides: Wachstum dünner Schichten, optische, elektrische und piezoelektrische Eigenschaften
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • wie oben
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
7 doctor's theses
  1. M. Bodea, JKU Linz (2010)
  2. R. Viskup, JKU Linz (2010)
  3. B. Praher, JKU Linz (2010)
  4. T. Stehrer, JKU Linz (2009)
  5. A. Vlad, JKU Linz (2009)
  6. K. Siraj, JKU Linz (2007)
  7. M. Peruzzi, JKU Linz (2005)
Diploma and master theses:
5 theses
  1. P. Kolmhofer, JKU Linz (2011)
  2. H. Hattmannsdorfer, JKU Linz (2010)
  3. A. Moser, JKU Linz (2008)
  4. R. Broser, JKU Linz (2008)
  5. S. Roither, JKU Linz (2006)
Bachelor theses:
1 thesis
  1. S. Lehner, JKU Linz (2011)
International networking:
  • Zahlreiche internationale Kooperationen
Further Information:
Remarks, comments:1. Gutachter für verschiedene Forschungsförderungsorganisationen
2. Gutachter für >30 internationale Fachjournale
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