Principal Investigator (PI)

For up-to-date overview of Dr. Bayer’s published work see his Google Scholar profile:, opens an external URL in a new window

To date Dr. Bayer's work has resulted in ~70 peer-reviewed international journal publications including ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Phys. Chem. C, Chem. Mater. and Nano Lett. with >4000 citations and an h-index of 35 (Google-Scholar).

Before joining the Institute of Materials Chemistry at the TU Wien as junior research group leader, Dr. Bayer held a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission at the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria and prior to this he was a College Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK. He holds a PhD degree and a Master degree from the University of Cambridge, UK as well as a Bachelor degree from the Graz University of Technology, Austria.

To date Dr. Bayer has acquired a total of ~1.5M EUR third-party funding as PI incl. from FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft/Austrian Research Promotion Agency), European Commission/ Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Actions and OeAD (Agentur für Bildung und Internationalisierung).

For an overview of funded projects please see the Funding page.

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Presently funded by projects:

  • Bodo Baumgartner, PhD student, funded by FFG 3Dadditive2D: Micro-3D-Printing of 2D Materials with Aerosol Jet Printing for novel Hydrogen-(Photo-)Electrocatalysis-Electrodes (Funding)
  • Njomza Isufaj, PhD student, funded by FFG HeatScreen2D: Screen-Printed Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Heat Spreaders (Funding)
  • Bernhard Fickl, PhD student, funded by FFG HARD2D: Two-dimensional materials as ultrathin corrosion barriers on steels by adapting industrial surface hardening processes (Funding)
  • Markus Hofer, PhD student, funded by FFG SolarSulfide2D: Scalable production of two-dimensional sulfides for sustainable photocatalytic applications (Funding)
  • Martin Nastran, PhD student, funded by FFG DekoSchirm: Graphene/TiO2 coatings for concurrent photocatalytic self-decontamination and electromagnetic shielding (Funding)

Present co-supervision of non-2D work (TU Wien funded with Prof. Dominik Eder):

  • Jakob Rath, PhD student, atomic layer deposition of metal organic frameworks (ALD MOFs)

Alumni-PhD students and post-docs:

Present and alumni Master and Bachelor students:

  • Njomza Isufaj
  • Markus Hofer
  • Marko Ilic
  • Laura Aichinger
  • Tomas Gregan
  • Veniamin Kuznetsov
  • Dorian Emri
  • Nick Parak
  • Stephanie Gstöttenmayr
  • Daniel Matulka
  • Samuel Heinzle
  • Paul Peschek
  • Johannes Jeryczynski
  • Jakob Steinwandter
  • Viktor Fortin
  • Nicole Rosza
  • Tanja Steger
  • Alexander Holzer
  • Michael Löv

Present and alumni academic visitors:

The 2D+ Materials (Nanomaterials Synthesis and Integration) junior research group is gratefully placed within the Molecular Materials Division, Institute of Materials Chemistry, TU Wien (Prof. Dominik Eder).

Group photo of the team with Dominik Eder and Bernhard Bayer

© Bernhard Fickl