Research scientist
since 2014 @ Empa Dübendorf, nanotech@surfaces
2011-2014 postdoc @ Empa Dübendorf
2009-2010 postdoc @ University of Zurich
2008-2009 postdoc @ IFW Dresden

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., accepted. – online
07/2016 – new publication – C. Sánchez-Sánchez, T. Dienel, O. Deniz, P. Ruffieux, R. Berger, X. Feng, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, “Purely Armchair or Partially Chiral: Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy Characterization of Dibromo-Bianthryl-Based Graphene Nanoribbons Grown on Cu(111)” (2016). ACS Nano 10 (8), 8006-8011. – doi
07/2016 – new publication – J. Liu, T. Dienel, J. Liu, O. Groening, J. Cai, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, “Building Pentagons into Graphenic Structures by On-Surface Polymerization and Aromatic Cyclodehydrogenation of Phenyl-Substituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons” (2016). J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (31), 17588-17593. – 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