Björn Lüssem

Björn Lüssem

Associate Professor
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Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Björn Lüssem studied electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) and the University of Bath and obtained his degree as Diplom-Ingenieur in 2003.He prepared his PhD thesis at the Research Center in Jülich, Germany in the field of molecular electronics. His thesis concentrates on Scanning-Tunnelling Microscopy of pure and mixed self-assembled monolayers and has been awarded theVDE-Promotionspreis and the Günther-Leibfried-Preis.After staying at the Materials Science Laboratory of Sony in Stuttgart from 2006-2008, he joined Prof. Leo’s group at the TU Dresden, where he headed the OLED and the New Devices group. In 2014 he started as Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of Kent State University.


Diplom-Ingenieur, RWTH Aachen, 2003, PhD in Molecular Electronics, Research Center in Jülich, Germany


Organic Electronics, Semiconductor Science, Organic Transistors, Organic Photovoltaics, organic light-emitting diodes, Flexible Electronics, Organic Semiconductors, organic sensors


  • Lüssem, B.; Tietze, M.L.; Kleemann, H.; Hossbach, C.; Bartha, J.W.; Zakhidov, A.; Leo, K. "Doped Organic Transistors Operating in the Inversion and Depletion Regime", Nature Communications 4, 2775 (2013)
  • Lüssem, B. "Beyond 100% Doping Efficiency", Nature Materials (News & Views) 18, 93, 2019
  • Lüssem, B; Keum, C.-M.; Kasemann, D.; Naab, B. ;Bao, Z.; Leo, K.; "Doped Organic Transistors", Chemical Reviews 116, 13714, 2016
  • Lüssem, B.; Riede, M.; Leo, K. "Doping of Organic Semiconductors", Physical Status Solidi A 210, 9 (2013)
  • Reineke, S.; Lindner, F.; Schwartz, G.; Seidler, N.; Walzer, K.; Lüssem, B.; Leo, K. "White Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Fluorescent Tube Effciency", Nature 459, 234 (2009)
  • Keum, CM et al.; "Tuning charge carrier transport and optical birefringence in liquid-crystalline thin films: A new design space for organic light-emitting diodes", Scientific Reports 8, 699, 2018

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, Brain Health Research Institute