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Ian Howard

Dr. Ian Howard

Advanced Materials and Optical Spectroscopy
Phone: +49 721 608-28398
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute of Microstructure Technology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Ian leads the Advanced Materials and Optical Spectroscopy Group.


Research Interests

My research uses spectroscopy to explore the fundamental optoelectronic properties of solution-processable semiconductors. I am currently especially interested in organic semiconductors and metal organic frameworks. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand how energy flow is controlled at the nanoscale in these materials, and to use this knowledge to help design better materials for low-cost solar energy conversion.


For a complete list of publications please see my google citations, or ResearcherID profile.

Short CV

2014-present   Group leader Advanced Materials and Optical Spectroscopy at KIT.
2009-2014   Alexander von Humboldt and Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.
2005-2009   Ph.D in Physics from King's College, University of Cambridge. Performed in the Optoelectronics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory under the advisement of Prof. Neil Greenham. Title "Loss Mechanisms in High Open-Circuit Voltage Organic Solar Cells".
2005   Undergraduate thesis with Prof. Sargent on solution-processed nanocrystal-based detectors now commercialized through the spin-off company Invisage Inc.
2000-2005   Undergraduate degree in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto.