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Sub-group leader:

Dr. Bernhard C. Bayer

Getreidemarkt 9/BC/02/A30
1060 Wien

Tel: +43/1/58801-165228
Fax: +43/1/58801-165981




Team and PI

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Team and PI

Principal Investigator (PI)

The Nanomaterials Synthesis and Integration junior research group is led by Dr. Bernhard C. Bayer.

For up-to-date overview of Dr. Bayer’s published work see his Google Scholar profile:

To date Dr. Bayer's work has resulted in >65 peer-reviewed international journal publications including ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Phys. Chem. C, Chem. Mater. and Nano Lett. with >3500 citations and an h-index of 33 (Google-Scholar).

Before joining the Institute of Materials Chemistry at the TU Wien as junior research group leader, Dr. Bayer held a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission at the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria and prior to this he was a College Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He holds a PhD degree and a Master degree from the University of Cambridge, UK as well as a Bachelor degree from the Graz University of Technology, Austria.

To date Dr. Bayer has acquired a total of ~755k EUR third-party funding of which ~680k EUR as principal investigator incl. from FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft/Austrian Research Promotion Agency), European Commission/ Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Actions, OeAD (Agentur für Bildung und Internationalisierung) and TU Wien’s competitive Innovative Projects programme.

For an overview of funded projects please see the Funding page.

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Presently funded by projects:

Bernhard Fickl, PhD student, FFG HARD2D: Two-dimensional materials as ultrathin corrosion barriers on steels by adapting industrial surface hardening processes (Funding)

Markus Hofer, PhD student, FFG SolarSulfide2D: Scalable production of two-dimensional sulfides for sustainable photocatalytic applications (Funding)

Present university assistants (from Molecular Materials Chemistry Division/Prof. Dominik Eder):

Tushar Gupta, PhD student, 2D pnictogens (

Present co-supervision of non-2D work (with Prof. Dominik Eder):

Jakob Rath, PhD student, atomic-layer-deposition of metal-organic-frameworks (ALD MOFs)

Alumni PhD students and post-docs:

Dr. Kenan Elibol, FFG VISION: Visualizing nano-mechanics of two-dimensional membranes by in situ Atomic Force Microscopy-Scanning Electron Microscopy (at University of Vienna),

Present and alumni Master and Bachelor students:

Markus Hofer

Nicole Rosza

Tanja Steger

Alexander Holzer

Michael Löv