Team

Bright people are always welcome to join our team!

Dr. Stefan Birner

Managing Director & Founder

Stefan Birner

Stefan studied Physics at the universities of Bayreuth (Germany), Exeter (UK), Ohio State (USA) and the Technische Universität München (Germany).
During his studies, he gained experience through internships at companies such as Infineon Technologies and Genius CAD-Software.

Stefan holds a Master of Physics degree from the University of Exeter and a PhD in Physics from the Technische Universität München where he worked at the Walter Schottky Institute in the field of Theoretical Semiconductor Physics under the supervision of Prof. Peter Vogl.

In October 2012 he founded the nextnano GmbH where he serves as the managing director since November 2012.

Publications


stefan.birner [at] nextnano.com

Dr. Stefan Birner
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Dr. Thomas Grange

Research & Development

TG

Thomas was born in France and studied Physics at the École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) and at the École normale supérieure (ENS), Paris. He holds a bachelor (License) and a master (Maîtrise) degree in Physics from ENS Lyon and a Master in Quantum Physics degree from the ENS, as well as a PhD in Physics from Université Paris VI (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie). His PhD work was on the theory of electron-phonon interaction, polaron formation and dynamics in quantum dots in the group of Robson Ferreira and Gérald Bastard at the ENS. During his studies, he spent a few months with Danny Segal at the Imperial College London (UK) and with Lu J. Sham at the University of California, San Diego (USA).

Before joining nextnano in 2017, he worked for 8 years as a Postdoc. Half of this time he spent with a Humboldt Research Fellowship at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München (Germany) in the group of Peter Vogl on the modeling of quantum cascade lasers. At the Institut Néel (CNRS) in Grenoble (France) he was working in the Nanophysics and Semiconductors group of Alexia Auffèves on modeling of quantum dots and nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.

At nextnano, Thomas is our expert on quantum cascade laser modeling using the non-equilibrium Green's function method.

Publications


thomas.grange [at] nextnano.com

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Max Falkowski

Software Development

MF

Max was born in Ukraine and studied Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). He holds a BSc and a MSc degree in Physics from LMU where he worked as an experimental physicist on low-dimensional semicondutor structures in the Quantum Transport group at the Chair of Solid State Physics.

Before joining nextnano in 2014, he worked at attocube systems AG. Currently he is studying towards his PhD degree.

max.falkowski [at] nextnano.com


Carola Burkl

Software Development

CB

At nextnano, Carola is responsible for the nextnanomat graphical user interface.

Currently she is studying towards a BSc degree in Physics at the Hochschule München and is writing her Bachelor thesis (Simulation of Quantum Cascade Lasers).

carola.burkl [at] nextnano.com


Zoltán Jéhn

Software Development

ZJ

Zoltán was born in Hungary and holds a BSc degree in Theoretical Physics and a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), and a MSc degree in Applied and Engineering Physics of the Technische Universität München.

In 2010 he won the gold medal and the special prize for the best experimental work, and in 2011 the bronze medal at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Zagreb (Kroatia) and Bangkok (Thailand), respectively. At the national level, he was 2nd (2010) and 5th (2011), respectively.

In 2017 he founded Xiences where he develops the XienceSim simulation software.

zoltan.jehn [at] nextnano.com


Kemal Öztaş

Software Development

KO

Kemal was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He is studying Engineering Science at the Technische Universität München with a DAAD scholarship. Currently he is writing his Bachelor thesis on relativistic quantum mechanics in phase space.

kemal.oeztas [at] nextnano.com


Jonathan Becker

Software Development

JB

Jonathan holds a BSc and a MSc degree in Physics from the Technische Universität München.
He did his Bachelor thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching. During his Master thesis at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München he studied electronic transport in InAs nanowires.

Currently he is studying towards his PhD degree in Physics at the Walter Schottky Institute (TUM).

jonathan.becker [at] nextnano.com