Tino Hofmann

EDUCATION

2004 – Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, Faculty of Physics and Geosciences, University Leipzig, Germany

2000 – Diploma in Physics, Faculty of Physics and Geosciences, University Leipzig, Germany


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2016 – present Assistant Professor of Applied Optics at the Department of Physics and Optical Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A., Chair: Prof. Dr. Glenn Boreman

2016 – present Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A., Chair: Prof. Dr. J. Hudgins

2015 – present Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, SE 581 83 Linköping, Sweden, Chair: Prof. Dr. Ulf Karlsson

2009 – 2016 Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A., Chair: Prof. Dr. J. Hudgins

2006 – 2008 Post Doctoral Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, U.S.A., Chair: Prof. Dr. J. Hudgins

2000 – 2005 Scientific Assistant at the Faculty of Physics and Geosciences, University Leipzig, Germany, Chair: Prof. Dr. M. Grundmann

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Novel optical sensing mechanisms using nanomaterials for ultrahigh performance chromatography. Biosensing using aptamer-based recognition elements, terahertz plasmonics, surface chemistry, nanofluidics, biomimetic interface and material design.

Nanostructured surfaces composed of highly ordered metal and semiconductor nanowires, nanowire heterostructures: syntheses using scalable bottom up growth techniques, glancing angle of incidence deposition. Surface functionalization: ALD, self-assembled monolayers.

Instrumentation development for polarization-discriminating spectroscopy, infrared and terahertz ellipsometry, Mueller Matrix polarimetry, imaging ellipsometry, birefringence imaging chromatography, and high-field optical Hall effect.

Semiconductor material properties: long range atomic ordering, strain, composition, interface charge accumulation, optical and electronic properties, phonon properties, ferroelectric coupling phenomena

Spatially confined carrier systems for terahertz frequency devices: charge carrier transport, optical Hall effect, Landau level spectroscopy, epitaxial graphene, III-nitride semiconductor based high electron mobility transistors.

CV:
CV including recent and significant publications (CV_Hofmann.pdf)
First Name: 
Tino
Last Name: 
Hofmann
Office: 
Grigg 336
Phone: 
704-687-0991
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Research Areas: 
Generalized Ellipsometry, THz Optical Hall Effect, Landau Level Spectroscopy
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