Alexei Chernikov - University of Regensburg

Semiconductors (HL), Crystalline Solids and their Microstructure (KFM)

Position Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader
Address Department of Physics
University of Regensburg
Universitätsstraße 31
93053 Regensburg
Research Experimental solid state physics, low-dimensional structures, many-particle interactions, spectroscopy, optical transport
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Divisions Semiconductors (HL)
Crystalline Solids and their Microstructure (KFM)


© Alexey Chernikov

Research Agenda: The research of our group is focused on studying fundamental interactions of electronic and excitonic many-body states in matter for basic science and technological applications. We are interested in understanding and controlling interacting quasiparticles in nanostructures using a variety of spectroscopic techniques and materials. We are looking into the many-body physics of correlated electron-hole states in matter: neutral and charged excitons, excitonic molecules, and higher-order correlations. In particular, interactions of excitonic particles with fundamental excitations, such as photons, electron-hole plasma, and phonons are in the focus of our research.

Short Bio: I received my Ph.D. from the University of Marburg (Germany) for the work on the optical properties of semiconducting materials and external cavity semiconducting lasers. With a Feodor-Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, I joined the group of Tony F. Heinz at the Columbia University (New York, USA) in 2013 to study Coulomb phenomena in atomically-thin 2D systems. Currently, I am leading a research group at the University of Regensburg funded by the Emmy-Noether Initiative of the German Research Foundation, being recipient of the Heinz-Maier Leibnitz award of the DFG in 2018 and ERC Consolidator Grant in 2020.