Team

 

Principal Investigator: 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Maria Ibáñez

Office: I21.O3.203
E-mail: mibanez@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2116

Maria Ibáñez was born in La Sénia (Spain). She graduated in physics at the University of Barcelona, where she also obtained her PhD in 2013. Her PhD thesis was qualified Excellent Cum Laude and awarded with the Honors Doctorate by the University of Barcelona. Her PhD research was funded by a Spanish competitive grant (FPU) which supported her to conduct short-term research stays in cutting-edge laboratories. In particular she worked at CEA Grenoble (2009), the University of Chicago (2010), the California Institute of Technology (2011), the Cornell University (2012) and the Northwestern University (2013). In 2014, she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Kovalenko at ETH Zürich and EMPA as a research fellow where in 2017 she received the Ružička Prize. In September 2018 she became an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at IST Austria and started the Functional Nanomaterials group.

Maria Ibáñez’s Google Scholar

PostDocs:

Dr. Yu Liu

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: yu.liu@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Yu Liu was born in Anhui province (China) in 1988. He received his Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry from Anhui University, China in 2014. Then, he started his PhD studies in Nanoscience at the University of Barcelona (UB)-Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) under the supervision of Prof. A. Cabot and Prof. D. Cadavid in Barcelona (Spain), and received his PhD degree in July, 2018. In October, 2018 he joined the Ibáñez group as postdoc. His research focuses on the bottom-up engineering of chalcogenide nanostructures for high performance thermoelectric materials.

Yu Liu’s Google Scholar

Dr. Cheng Chang

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: cheng.chang@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43(0)0677-63501888

Cheng Chang was born in China in 1992. He received his BE degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Beihang University in 2014. He joined Li-Dong Zhao’s group in 2014 as a Master’s student and received his Ph.D. degree in July 2019. In October 2019 he joined the Ibáñez group as a postdoc. His research focuses on bottom-up engineering of tin chalcogenide for thermoelectric applications.

Cheng’s Google Scholar

 

PhD Students:

Mariano Calcabrini

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: mariano.calcabrini@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Mariano Calcabrini was born in Quilmes, Argentina. He graduated in Chemical Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires in 2017. During his Master he worked in sol-gel processing of silica gels and nanoparticles. In March 2019 he joined Ibáñez’s group as a PhD candidate studying thin film thermoelectrics and surface chemistry.

 

 

Tobias Kleinhanns

Office: I21.O3.205
E-mail: tobias.kleinhanns@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Tobias Kleinhanns was born in Nuremberg, Germany. He graduated in Materials Science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. In 2019, he received a master’s degree also in Materials Science from the University of Stuttgart. During his Master’s Thesis he worked on the synthesis and characterization of heterostructured nanowires. Subsequently, he joined the graduate school of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria as a Ph.D candidate and affiliated with the Ibañez group in June 2020.

 

Seungho Lee

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail: seungho.lee@ist.ac.at
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Seungho Lee was born in South Korea. He graduated in Material Science and Engineering from Kookmin University. He received a master’s degree in Energy Science and Engineering from Daegu Kyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in 2016. The topic was the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals for energy devices. In April 2019 he joined the Ibáñez group. His research focuses on the synthesis of nanostructures for catalytic applications.

 

Scientific interns:

Sergi Sànchez Ribot

Office: I21.O3.204
E-mail:
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Sergi Sanchez Ribot was born in Lleida, Catalonia (Spain). He graduated in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB). Later on he obtained an european joint master’s degree in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion, in which he was granted the possibility to take courses in different universities accross Europe, as Universitée Jules Verne de Picardie (France), University Polytechnica of Warsaw (Poland) and in Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), where he realize his master thesis on Redox Mediators for Li-S batteries. He joined the Ibañez group as an intern, to investigate the thermoelectrical properties of colloidal self-assembled nanocrystals in superlattices.

 

Alwin Meledeth

Office: I21.O3.204
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Alwin Meledeth was born in Vienna, Austria. He graduated in chemical engineering from TU Vienna and is currently doing a joint material science master in the universities of TU Vienna and University of Vienna. He joined the Ibáñez group as a master student to investigate the electrical properties of thermoelectric thin films. 

 

 

Maximilian Ritter

Office: I21.O3.204
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Maximilian Ritter was born in Vienna, Austria. He went on to study materials science at the Montanuniversität, where he did his Bachelor’s and Master’s program. During his time at the Montanuniversität he worked at the Institute of Physics, where he focused on characterising the size and shape of nanocrystals using small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). This was also the focus of his Master thesis. He joined the Ibáñez group in July 2020 as a scientific intern.

 

Anna-Maria Fuchsberger

Office: I21.O3.202
E-mail: anfuchsberger@gmail.com
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Anna-Maria Fuchsberger was born in Salzburg, Austria. She is finishing her Bachelor in Technical Chemistry at TU Vienna. For her Bachelor’s thesis she spent a semester in Japan synthesizing luminescent lanthanide complexes. She joined the Ibáñez group in July 2020 as a scientific intern.

 

 

Christoph Bartmann

Office: I21.O3.202
E-mail: anfuchsberger@gmail.com
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-2117

Christoph Bartmann was born in Baden, Austria. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Chemistry from TU Vienna in 2019. During his bachelor thesis he worked in synthetic medicinal chemistry. Right now, he is continuing his master studies at the TU Vienna with a focus on physical chemistry. He joined the Ibáñez group in July 2020 as a scientific intern.

 

 

 

Former members:

 Name Year Position in the group Current position
Marian Janik 2019 Rotation Student PhD student in Katsaros Group (IST)
Yu Zhang 2019 Visiting Student PhD student in IREC
Wei Tan 2019 Summer Intern Bachelor student Imperial College
Guillem Montaña Mora 2019 Visiting Student PhD student in IREC
Doğukan Hazar Apaydın 2019-2020 Postdoc Postdoc TU Wien
Juan Carlos Sobarzo Ponce 2019 Rotation Student PhD student in Waitukaitis Group (IST)