Prof. Alfred J. Meixner

Associate Editor

Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Universität Tübingen

Scientific career

Since 2004 Full Professor (Ordinarius) for Physical Chemistry at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, and since 2005 its Managing Director
1997 - 2004 Full Professor (C4) at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Universität Siegen, Germany
1996 - 1997 Associate Professor (C3) for Experimental Physics and Photophysics at the Institute of Applied Photophysics, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
1996 Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Universität Basel, Switzerland
1991 - 1996 Junior research group leader, Institute of Physics, Universität Basel, Switzerland
1990 - 1991 IBM-World trade fellow at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose CA, USA
1988 - 1990 Postdoctoral fellow at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1988 Dr. rer. nat. on high resolution laser spectroscopy at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1979 - 1984 Chemistry studies at the ETH Zürich


Research areas

The group of Prof. Meixner focuses on the development and application of modern microscopic and spectroscopic methods for the optical detection, localization and characterisation of single (bio-) molecules and molecular aggregates (confocal microscopy, near-field optical microscopy, single-molecule spectroscopy).


Thematic Series

Prof. Meixner edited the Thematic Series in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:

Optical near-fields & nearfield optics (together with Prof. Paul Leiderer)

Nanophotonics, nano-optics and nanospectroscopy

Optically and electrically driven nanoantennas (together with Dr. Dai Zhang and Prof. Monika Fleischer)


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Other Beilstein-Institut Open Science Activities