Jochen Bruckbauer


  • United Kingdom


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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.

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.

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Research Output

  • 28 Article
  • 4 Conference Contribution
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

A poly(urethane)-encapsulated benzo[2,3-d:6,7-d']diimidazole organic down-converter for green hybrid LEDs

Wiles, A. A., Bruckbauer, J., Mohammed, N., Cariello, M., Cameron, J., Findlay, N. J., Taylor-Shaw, E., Wallis, D. J., Martin, R. W., Skabara, P. J. & Cooke, G., 1 Mar 2020, In : Materials Chemistry Frontiers . 4, 3, p. 1006-1012 7 p.

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    Influence of an InGaN superlattice pre-layer on the performance of semi-polar (11–22) green LEDs grown on silicon

    Zhao, X., Huang, K., Bruckbauer, J., Shen, S., Zhu, C., Fletcher, P., Feng, P., Cai, Y., Bai, J., Trager-Cowan, C., Martin, R. W. & Wang, T., 28 Jul 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 8 p., 12650.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Data for: "Determining GaN nanowire polarity and its influence on light emission in the scanning electron microscope"

    Gunasekar, N. (Creator), Bruckbauer, J. (Creator), Winkelmann, A. (Contributor), Edwards, P. (Contributor), Hourahine, B. (Contributor), Trager-Cowan, C. (Contributor), Martin, R. (Supervisor) & Wang, T. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 29 Apr 2019


    Data for: “Scanning electron microscopy as a flexible technique for investigating the properties of UV-emitting nitride semiconductor thin films”

    Trager-Cowan, C. (Creator), Alasmari, A. M. A. (Creator), Avis, W. (Contributor), Bruckbauer, J. (Creator), Edwards, P. (Contributor), Hourahine, B. (Contributor), Kraeusel, S. (Contributor), Kusch, G. (Creator), Johnston, R. (Contributor), Gunasekar, N. (Creator), Martin, R. (Contributor), Mohammad S, A. (Creator), Pascal, E. (Contributor), Spasevski, L. (Creator), Thomson, D. (Contributor), Vespucci, S. (Contributor), Parbrook, P. (Contributor), Smith, M. (Contributor), Enslin, J. (Contributor), Mehnke, F. (Contributor), Kneissl, M. (Contributor), Kuhn, C. (Contributor), Wernicke, T. (Contributor), Hagedorn, S. (Contributor), Knauer, A. (Contributor), Kueller, V. (Contributor), Walde, S. (Contributor), Weyers, M. (Contributor), Coulon, P. (Creator), Shields, P. (Contributor), Zhang, Y. (Contributor), Jiu, L. (Contributor), Gong, Y. (Contributor), Smith, R. M. (Contributor), Wang, T. (Contributor) & Winkelmann, A. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 28 Oct 2019



    Best poster award for the Faculty of Science at the Strathclyde Research Day 2011

    Bruckbauer, Jochen (Recipient), 7 Jun 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Fred Stern Memorial Prize 2014

    Bruckbauer, Jochen (Recipient), 26 Jun 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    2nd Workshop on Cathodoluminescence and Electron Beam Induced Current of Semiconductor Nanostructures

    Jochen Bruckbauer (Invited speaker)

    Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Lecture at "Kilmarnock Engineering and Science Society"

    Carol Trager-Cowan (Speaker) & Jochen Bruckbauer (Speaker)

    3 Dec 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation