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Professor Werner Blau

Professor (Physics)

Professor (Polymer Materials Research Unit)

Born in 1954 in Regensburg, Germany. 1979 & 1983 Dipl. Phys. Univ. and Dr. rer.nat. (PhD equiv.) Degrees from Regensburg University, Germany since 1983 in Trinity College Dublin 1986-1991 Lecturer in the Science of Materials/Physics 1991 - 2003 Associate Professor in the Science of Materials/Physics 1998 - 2003 Head of Department of the Physics Department 2002 Awarded ScD Degree by Trinity College Dublin 2003 Personal Chair in Physics of Advanced Materials § Fellow of the Institute of Physics § Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology § Fellow of Trinity College Dublin § Member of the Royal Irish Academy
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Fellow of Institute of Physics
Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology
Member of the Materials Research Society
Member of the Optical Society of America
Wang, K., Wang, J., Zhang, L., Coleman, J.N., Blau, W.J. , Ultrafast nonlinear absorption and nonlinear refraction of 2D layered molybdenum dichalcogenide semiconductors, : QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015 pp. 1551p, San Jose; United States, 2015, pp1551-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zhang,Yong Y., Blau,Werner Josef W.J., Nonlinear optics: Dipoles align inside a nanotube, Nature Nanotechnology, 2015, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zhang, X., Zhang, S., Chang, C., (...), Blau, W.J., Wang, J. , Facile fabrication of wafer-scale MoS2 neat films with enhanced third-order nonlinear optical performance, Nanoscale, 7, (7), 2015, p2978-2986 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bai, T., Li, C.-Q., Sun, J., (...), Zhang, B., Chen, Y. , Covalent Modification of Graphene Oxide with Carbazole Groups for Laser Protection, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2015, p4622-4627 , Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Caridad J.M, McCloskey D, Rossella F, Bellani V, Donegan J.F, Krsti- V, Effective Wavelength Scaling of and Damping in Plasmonic Helical Antennae, ACS Photonics, 2, (6), 2015, p675 - 679, Notes: [Export Date: 18 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Feng Y, Dong N, Wang G, Li Y, Zhang S, Wang K, Zhang L, Blau W.J, Wang J, Saturable absorption behavior of free-standing graphene polymer composite films over broad wavelength and time ranges, Optics Express, 23, (1), 2015, p559 - 569, Notes: [Cited By :2 Export Date: 22 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Y. Zhang, J. J. Wang, K. E. Ballantine, P. R. Eastham and W. J. Blau, Hybrid plasmonic nanostructures with unconventional nonlinear optical properties, Advanced Optical Materials, 2, 2014, p331-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zhang, Yi, Charles, Denise E., Ledwith, Deirdre M., Aherne, Damian, Cunningham, Stephen E., Voisin ,Muriel M., Blau, Werner Josef., Gun'Ko,Yurii K., Kelly, John M., Brennan-Fournet, Margaret E. , Wash-free highly sensitive detection of C-reactive protein using gold derivatised triangular silver nanoplates, RSC Advances, 4, (55), 2014, p29022-29031 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zhang, Y., Magan, J.J., Blau, W.J. , A general strategy for hybrid thin film fabrication and transfer onto arbitrary substrates, Scientific Reports, 4, 2014, p4822-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Wang, G., Zhang, S., Umran, F.A., (...), Blau, W.J., Wang, J. , Tunable effective nonlinear refractive index of graphene dispersions during the distortion of spatial self-phase modulation, Applied Physics Letters, 104, (14), 2014, p141909-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
Member of the Royal Irish Academy
Prof. Werner Blau is Director of the interdisciplinary Materials Ireland Polymer Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin, which encompasses researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer simulation with a substantial track record in technology transfer and collaboration with Irish industry. He is also Research Director of TCD's HEA PRTLI project in Advanced Materials, based in the new Sami Nasr Institute for Advanced Materials. His research interests concentrate on molecular engineering of advanced materials, properties and applications of responsive molecular and polymeric materials for electronics, optoelectronics, and bio/medical applications and basic materials, processes and devices for molecular nanoelectronics and bio-nanotechnology. Published over 340 peer-reviewed papers to-date, edited three books and is coauthor of 13 patents/ patent applications. Supervised over 80 postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows and numerous undergraduate and summer student projects.