Post Doc Researcher

Philip Willke

Dr. Willke’s research interest focuses on exploring the nano world using scanning probe methods. This includes the magnetic and electronic properties of single atoms, atomic-scale defects and materials. He has investigated local electron transport as well as substitutional defects in graphene and is currently working on magnetic properties of single spin centers on surfaces. Accordingly, new tools and techniques need to be invented and developed, for instance he has further developed the scanning probe techniques of electron spin resonance combined with scanning tunneling microscopy (ESR-STM) as well as scanning tunneling potentiometry (STP).
“Everywhere an early hunch comes before the later knowledge”

- Alexander von Humboldt

2013 - 2017
PhD at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy group (Dr. Martin Wenderoth)
2012 - 2013
Master of Science in Physics at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Focus on Solid State and Materials Physics
2011 - 2012
Genenal Visting Student at Peking University, PR China, Studying Chinese and Physics
2008 - 2011
Bachelor of Science in Physics at Georg-August Universität Göttingen
2017 - Current
Postdoctoral researcher at Center for Quantum Nanoscience, Institute for Basic Science, EWHA Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea
2015 - 2016
Research Visit, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy group of Dr. Andreas Heinrich / Christopher Lutz)
Feodor Lynen Scholarship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation