Research associate
since 2017 @ University of Alberta, Edmonton, Wolkow group
2014-2017 research scientist @ Empa Dübendorf
2011-2014 postdoc @ Empa Dübendorf
2009-2010 postdoc @ University of Zurich
2008-2009 postdoc @ IFW Dresden

12/2017 – new publication – M. Di Giovannantonio, O. Deniz, J. I. Urgel, R. Widmer, T. Dienel, S. Stolz, C. Sánchez-Sánchez, M. Muntwiler, T. Dumslaff, R. Berger, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, “On-Surface Growth Dynamics of Graphene Nanoribbons: The Role of Halogen Functionalization” (2017). ACS Nano, accepted. – doi
09/2017 – new publication – M. Rashidi, W. Vine, T. Dienel, L. Livadaru, T. Huff, J. Retallick, K. Walus, R. Wolkow, “Initiating and monitoring the evolution of single electrons within atom-defined structures” (2017). arXiv
08/2017 – new publication – J. I. Urgel, H. Hayashi, M. Di Giovannantonio, C. A. Pignedoli, S. Mishra, O. Deniz, M. Yamashita, T. Dienel, P. Ruffieux, H. Yamada, R. Fasel, “On-surface synthesis of heptacene organometallic complexes” (2017). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139 (34), 11658-11661. – doi
06/2017 – new publication – T. Huff, H. Labidi, M. Rashidi, R. Achal, L. Livadaru, T. Dienel, J. Pitters, R. A. Wolkow, “Atomic Silicon Quantum Dot Wires and Logic Gates For Binary Computation” (2017). arXiv
03/2017 – new publication – X.-Y. Wang, T. Dienel, M. Di Giovannantonio, G. Borin Barin, N. Kharche, O. Deniz, J. I. Urgel, R. Widmer, S. Stolz, L. H. De Lima, M. Muntwiler, M. Tommasini, V. Meunier, P. Ruffieux, X. Feng, R. Fasel, K. Müllen, A. Narita, “Heteroatom-Doped Perihexacene from a Double Helicene Precursor: On-Surface Synthesis and Properties” (2017). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139 (13), 4671-4674. – doi
7 August 2014 – Nature cover
“Under the covers (Nature revealed)”


Dr. rer. nat. in Physics (2009), University of Technology Dresden, Germany.

Diploma in Physics (2003), University of Technology Dresden, Germany.

Selected Publications

T. Dienel, A. Krause, R. Alle, R. Forker, K. Meerholz, T. Fritz, “Alkali Metal Doped Organic Molecules on Insulators: Charge Impact on the Optical Properties” (2010). Advanced Materials 22 (36), 4064-4070. – doi

T. Dienel, C. Loppacher, S.C.B. Mannsfeld, R. Forker, T. Fritz, “Growth-mode-induced narrowing of optical spectra of an organic adlayer” (2008). Advanced Materials 20 (5), 959-963. – doi

H. Proehl, T. Dienel, R. Nitsche, T. Fritz, “Formation of solid-state excitons in ultrathin crystalline films of PTCDA: From single molecules to molecular stacks” (2004). Physical Review Letters 93 (9). – doi

… a comprehensive list of publications


Solar Energy Journal Best Paper Award 2011

Harry-Dember-Award 2003 of the Center for Applied Photonics Dresden – link