Alfred J. Meixner

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Institut für Physikalische und
Theoretische Chemie
Auf der Morgenstelle 18
72076 Tübingen

Büro: A 4 A 28

Tel: 07071 - 29 - 76903

Fax: 07071 - 29 - 5490

E-Mail: alfred.meixner[at]


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Education and professional career

12/2005 - present Managing Director of the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany
12/2004 - present Full Professor (Ordinarius) for Physical Chemistry at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany
2003 - 2004 Speaker of the DFG-research group "Mikro- und Nanochemie: Physikalische und chemische Grundlagen, Komponenten und Systeme für die Lab-on-Microchip-Technologie"
2002 - 2004 Founding member and speaker of the Research Center for "Micro-/ Nanochemistry u. Technology", Universität Siegen, Germany
1997 - 2004 Full Professor (C4), Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Universität Siegen, Germany
1996 - 1997 Associate Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics and Photophysics at the Institute of Applied Photophysics,  Technical University of Dresden, Germany
1996 Habilitation in Exp. Physics, Univ. of Basel, Switzerland
1991 - 1996 Junior research group leader, Near-field microscopy and single-molecule detection, Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland
1992 BM Invention Achievement Award
1990 - 1991 BM-World trade fellow at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose CA, USA
1988 - 1990 Postdoctoral fellow and project leader at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory with Prof. U. P. Wild at ETH-Zürich, Switzerland
1988 PhD degree (ETH), awarded the ETH-Medal
1984 - 1988 PhD on high resolution laser spectroscopy, Prof. Dr. U.P. Wild, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1979 - 1984 Chemistry studies at the Eidgenössischen Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland


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Supervision of PhD theses (since 1999)

Sepideh Skandary (2016): Spectroscopic Properties of Photosystems Revealed by Single-molecule Spectroscopy at Low Temperature

Alexander Konrad (2015): Nano-photonics on luminescent molecular systems and metal particles in optical sub-wavelength micoresonators

Regina Jäger (2015): Confocal laser microscopy and spectroscopy of single quantum emitters with cylindrical vector beams

Tina Züchner (2014): High resolution optical microscopy on single gold nanoparticles

Kai Braun (2014): Multimodal Tip Enhanced Raman Microscopy with a Cylindrical Vector Beam Focused by a Parabolic Mirror

Anke Christine Horneber (2014): Towards nonlinear femtosecond near-field microscopy

Josip Mihaljevic (2014): A Numerical Analysis of a Parabolic Near-Field Microscope and Related Applications

Frank Wackenhut (2014): The optical properties of single gold nanoparticles: An interplay between plasmons and electron hole pairs

Edwin Ostertag (2014): Multimodal spatially resolved optical spectroscopy for marker-free characterization of biological materials

Sebastian Jäger (2013): Symmetry matching excitation of rotational symmetric plasmonic nanostructures

Xiao Wang (2012): Confocal and Near-field Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Organic Materials: from Molecules to Thin Solid Films

Alexey I Chizhik (2011): Modifying fluorescence of single quantum emitters: single dye molecules and SiO2 nanoparticles in a tunable subwavelength microcavity

Anna Chizhik (2010): Imaging of Single Quantum Emitters Using Azimuthally and Radially Polarized Laser Beams

Raphael Gutbrod (2010): Determination of position and three-dimensional orientation of single quantum emitters in a lambda/2-microresonator

Kirstin Elgass (2010): Novel applications of fluorescence decay analysis in living tissue at single cell level

Frank Schleifenbaum (2008): Energy transfer in the red fluorescent protein DsRed in confined optical fields

Marcus Sackrow (2008): Konfokale und Nahfeldoptische Messungen mit einem Parabolspiegel

Mathias Steiner (2006): Control of molecular spontaneous emission in optical /2 microresonator

Christian Blum (2004): Spektroskopie einzelner fluoreszierender Proteinmoleküle

Christina Debus (2004): Elastische und inelastische Lichtstreuung an Edelmetall-Nanopartikeln und scharfen Goldspitzen

Tim Vosgröne (2004): Oberflächenverstärkte Ramanspektroskopie an einzelnen Rhodamin-Molekülen

Pascal Anger (2003): Aufbau eines kombinierten konfokalen und nahfeldoptischen Mikroskops für kryogene Temperaturen (Industrie-Kooperation)

Frank Stracke (2003): Spektrale Dynamik einzelner Moleküle

Andreas Drechsler (2001): Spektroskopie einzelner Terrylene Moleküle bei tiefen Temperaturen

Andreas Lieb (2001): Aufbau eines kombinierten konfokalen und nahfeldoptischen Mikroskops für kryogene Temperaturen

Mark Weber (1999): Konfokale Mikroskopie und Spektroskopie einzelner Moleküle