Dr. Gerson Mette

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Department of Physics

Renthof 5, 35032 Marburg
Phone: +49 6421 28-24123
Fax: +49 6421 28-24218
Email: gerson.mette@physik.uni-marburg.de


Experimental physics, scanning probe microscopy, electron spectroscopy, non-linear laser spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, adsorption on metal and semiconductor surfaces

University Education

2012 Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Dissertation on “Site-selective reactivity of ethylene, cyclooctyne and tetrahydrofuran on Si(001) surfaces”, thesis advisor: Prof. U. Höfer
2007 Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, supervisor: Prof. U. Höfer
2002-07 Studies in Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Professional Experience

2015- Research Associate, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2013-15 Postdoc, Department of Physics (Prof. J. Osterwalder), Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland)
2012-13 Scientific secretary of the planned CRC 1083 and Postdoc, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2007-12 Research Assistant, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2013 Marie-Curie Fellowship (European Commission)

Selected Publications

  1. G. Mette, M. Reutzel, R. Bartholomäus, S. Laref, R. Tonner, M. Dürr, U. Koert, U. Höfer Complex surface chemistry of an otherwise inert solvent molecule: Tetrahydrofuran on Si(001) Chem. Phys. Chem. 15, 3725 (2014).
  2. G. Mette, D. Sutter, Y. Gurdal, S. Schnidrig, B. Probst, M. Iannuzzi, J. Hutter, R. Alberto, J. Osterwalder From porphyrins to pyrphyrins: Adsorption study and metalation of a molecular catalyst on Au(111) Nanoscale 8, 7958 (2016).
  3. Beyer, A. Stegmüller, J. O. Oelerich, K. Jandieri, K. Werner, G. Mette, W. Stolz, S. D. Baranovskii, R. Tonner, K. Volz Pyramidal structure formation at the interface between III/V semiconductors and silicon Chem. Mater. 28, 3265 (2016).
  4. J. Pecher, G. Mette, M. Dürr, R. Tonner Site-specific reactivity of ethylene at distorted dangling bond configurations on Si(001) ChemPhysChem 18, 357 (2017).
  5. H. Cun, A. Hemmi, E. Miniussi, C. Bernard, B. Probst, K. Liu, D. Alexander, A. Kleibert, G. Mette, M. Weinl, M. Schreck, J. Osterwalder, A. Radenovic, T. Greber, Centimeter-sized single-orientation monolayer hexagonal boron nitride with or without nanovoids, Nano Lett. 18, 1205 (2018).
  6. G. Mette, A. Adamkiewicz, M. Reutzel, U. Koert, M. Dürr, U. Höfer, Controlling an SN2 reaction by electronic and vibrational excitation – tip-induced ether cleavage on Si(001), Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 58, 3417 (2019).
  7. N. Dehnhardt, M. Axt, J. E. Zimmermann, M. Yang, G. Mette, J. Heine, Band-gap tunable, chiral hybrid metal halides displaying second-harmonic generation, Chem. Mater. 32, 4801 (2020).
  8. J. E. Zimmermann, B. Li, J. C. Hone, U. Höfer, G. Mette, Second-harmonic imaging microscopy for time-resolved investigations of transition metal dichalcogenides, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 32, 485901 (2020).
  9. G. Mette, J. E. Zimmermann, A. Lerch, K. Brixius, J. Güdde, A. Beyer, M. Dürr, K. Volz, W. Stolz, U. Höfer, Femtosecond time-resolved nonlinear optical spectroscopy of charge transfer at the buried GaP/Si(001) interface, Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 081602 (2020).
  10. J. E. Zimmermann, Y. D. Kim, J. C. Hone, U. Höfer, G. Mette, Directional ultrafast charge transfer in a WSe2/MoSe2 heterostructure selectively probed by time-resolved SHG imaging microscopy, Nanoscale Horiz. 5, 1603 (2020).