Achim Woessner
Dr. Achim Woessner

Optics & Photonics expert looking for new challenges


Former research engineer in the Quantum Nano-Optoelectronics Group lead by Prof. Frank Koppens at ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain. I hold a Ph.D. in Photonics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), an M.Sc. in Photonics and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
My research is focused on optoelectronics with graphene and mid infrared light. We use near-field microscopy to explore the properties and possibilities of graphene plasmons. Moreover we use scanning photocurrent microscopy to explore the optoelectronic properties of graphene in the mid-infrared. Our research is published in leading journals, such as Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, etc.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, running, eating, making paella and exploring Barcelona and the surroundings. I also spend a lot of time thinking about science, technology and the financial markets.