Dr Jochen Bruckbauer

Research Fellow



Personal statement

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Semiconductor Spectroscopy & Devices Group in the Department of Physics.

I gained my PhD from the University of Strathclyde in 2013. My PhD research was focused on the luminescence study of III-nitride semiconductor nanostructures and LEDs. I also have a Diplom (equivalent to a Master of Science) from the Technical University of Munich.

My current research focuses on the optical characterisation of III-nitride semiconductors, which are the building block for white LEDs replacing the currently used, highly inefficient light sources.

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Unravelling the chloride dopant induced film improvement in all-inorganic perovskite absorber
Nicholson Stefan, Bruckbauer Jochen, Edwards Paul, Trager-Cowan Carol, Martin Robert, Ivaturi Aruna
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A (2024)
Imaging threading dislocations and surface steps in nitride thin films using electron backscatter diffraction
Hiller Kieran P, Winkelmann Aimo, Hourahine Ben, Starosta Bohdan, Alasmari Aeshah, Feng Peng, Wang Tao, Parbrook Peter J, Zubialevich Vitaly Z, Hagedorn Sylvia, Walde Sebastian, Weyers Markus, Coulon Pierre-Marie, Shields Philip A, Bruckbauer Jochen, Trager-Cowan Carol
Microscopy and Microanalysis Vol 29, pp. 1879-1888 (2023)
Electroluminescence hyperspectral imaging of light-emitting diodes using a liquid crystal tunable filter
Edwards Paul R, Bruckbauer Jochen, Cameron Douglas, Martin Robert W
Applied Physics Letters Vol 123 (2023)
A cross-linkable, organic down-converting material for white light emission from hybrid LEDs
Yang Hao, Bruckbauer Jochen, Kanibolotskaya Lyudmila, Kanibolotsky Alexander L, Cameron Joseph, Wallis David J, Martin Robert W, Skabara Peter J
Journal of Materials Chemistry. C Vol 11, pp. 9984-9995 (2023)
Influence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) in the synthesis of luminescent NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion nanoparticles
Birch Ross, Bruckbauer Jochen, Gajewska Marta, Cios Grzegorz, Pal Robert, MacKenzie Lewis E
Methods and Applications in Fluorescence Vol 11 (2023)
Crystalline grain engineered CsPbIBr2 films for indoor photovoltaics
Ghosh Paheli, Bruckbauer Jochen, Trager-Cowan Carol, Jagadamma Lethy Krishnan
Applied Surface Science Vol 592 (2022)

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Research Interests

My research interests are focussed on the optical spectroscopy and electron microscopy of semiconductors, especially the III-nitride material system. This quaternary system consists of GaN, InN and GaN and its various alloys.

This material system has a wide range of applications, such as solid-state lighting, optoelectronic devices (light-emitting diodes and laser diodes), high-power and high-frequency electronics, water purification, solar cells or communication.

My main research focus lies on the investigation of nanostructures, such as nanorods, of these materials using high resolution cathodoluminescence (CL) hyperspectral imaging. I am also interested in combining the CL imaging technique with electron channelling contrast imaging, an electron diffraction method in the scanning electron microscope, to correlate the structural properties of dislocations with their optical properties. Furthermore, I am collaborating with colleagues from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry to develop a novel organic colour converter for a hybrid organic/inorganic white LED using GaN-based nanostructures.

Characterisation techniques include CL hyperspectral imaging, photoluminescence, electroluminescence, X-ray microanalysis and electron bean-induced current.

Professional Activities

Plenary talk: XVIIIth International Conference on Electron Microscopy, Zakopane, Poland, June 2024. Pushing the Limits of Diffraction Imaging in the Scanning Electron microscope for the Structural Characterisation of Semiconductor thin Films and Microstructures
Oxford Instruments EBSD User meeting 2024
AGH University of Krakow
Visiting researcher
UK Nitride Consortium Winter Meeting
Invited Talk: Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, US, December 2023. Title: Pushing the Limits of Diffraction Imaging in the Scanning Electron Microscope for the Structural Characterisation of Semiconductor Thin Films and Microstructures
AGH University of Science and Technology
Visiting researcher

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IAA Proof of concept for measurement of semiconductor devices
Martin, Robert (Principal Investigator) Bruckbauer, Jochen (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2025
Improving resolution and sensitivity for crystallographic analysis in the scanning electron microscope
Bruckbauer, Jochen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Perylene bisimide based materials for application as downconverters
Bruckbauer, Jochen (Co-investigator)
Co-I on mini-project (£30,500) funded by EPSRC platform grant led by Prof. P. Skabara, Glasgow University
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Solubility prediction for solution-processed optoelectronic devices
Bruckbauer, Jochen (Co-investigator)
Co-I on mini-project (£8,615) funded by EPSRC platform grant led by Prof. P. Skabara, Glasgow University
13-Jan-2021 - 12-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Hiller, Kieran
Trager-Cowan, Carol (Principal Investigator) Bruckbauer, Jochen (Co-investigator) Hiller, Kieran (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Waters, Dale
Trager-Cowan, Carol (Principal Investigator) Bruckbauer, Jochen (Co-investigator) Waters, Dale (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2025

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Dr Jochen Bruckbauer
Research Fellow

Email: jochen.bruckbauer@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3480