Research associate
since 2019 @ Cornell University, PARADIM
2017-2019 research associate @ University of Alberta, Edmonton
2014-2017 research scientist @ Empa Dübendorf
2011-2014 postdoc @ Empa Dübendorf
2009-2010 postdoc @ University of Zurich
2008-2009 postdoc @ IFW Dresden

06/2020 – new publication – S. Stolz, A. V. Yakutovich, J. Prinz, T. Dienel, C. A. Pignedoli, H. Brune, O. Gröning, R. Widmer, “Near-enantiopure trimerization of 9-Ethynylphenanthrene on a chiral metal surface”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., accepted (2020). – doi
06/2020 – new publication – L. Liu, T. Dienel, G. Günzburger, T. Zhang, Z. Huang, C. Wang, R. Widmer, W. Ji, Y. Wang, O Gröning, “Investigating molecular orbitals with submolecular precision on pristine sites and single atomic vacancies of monolayer h-BN”, Nano Research 13, 2233–2238 (2020). – doi
02/2020 – new preprint – J. Croshaw, T. Dienel, T. Huff, R. A. Wolkow, “Atomic defects of the hydrogen-terminated Silicon (100)-2×1 surface imaged with STM and nc-AFM” (2020). – arXiv
01/2020 – new publication – S. S. H. Ng, J. Retallick, H. N. Chiu, R. Lupoiu, L. Livadaru, T. Huff, M. Rashidi, W. Vine, T. Dienel, R. A Wolkow, K. Walus, “SiQAD: A design and simulation tool for atomic silicon quantum dot circuits”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 19, 137-146 (2020). – doiarXiv
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