Dr. Bernhard Bayer-Skoff

Curriculum Vitae

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 (www.nanobayer.com, opens an external URL in a new window), 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 ~1.3M 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.

For latest news follow us on Twitter (@nanobayer): https://twitter.com/nanobayer, opens an external URL in a new window

To get in touch please use bernhard.bayer-skoff@tuwien.ac.at.

Short URL: www.nanobayer.com, opens an external URL in a new window

For more information on our research see www.nanobayer.com, opens an external URL in a new window.

Our research interests are synthesis, integration and characterisation of low-dimensional nanomaterials with a particular focus on two-dimensional (2D) materials.

Using advanced in-situ and high-resolution materials characterisation techniques, we develop rational synthesis and integration protocols for carbon (graphene, carbon nanotubes) and related inorganic nanomaterials (hexagonal Boron-Nitride, transition metal dichalcogenides, pnictogens). Key techniques for nanomaterials synthesis are chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and, since recently, also liquid-phase-exfoliation (LPE). For materials characterisation we in particular employ a unique combination of spectroscopic and diffractive in-situ techniques during realistic synthesis and processing conditions (in-situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and x-ray diffractometry (XRD)) coupled with high-resolution (scanning) transmission electron microscopy ((S)TEM).

We thereby aim to facilitate industrially-scalable, controlled growth of low-dimensional nanomaterials and enable their controlled device integration with other functional materials such as metals, metal-oxides and organics. This contributes to realisation of a wide range of nanomaterials applications including low-cost, transparent, flexible electronics, efficient low-cost energy harvesting/storage/conversion devices and ultrathin functional coatings of structural materials.

We are very grateful to several funding agencies and our academic and industrial partners for supporting our work.

To date Dr. Bayer has acquired a total of ~1.3M EUR third-party funding as principal investigator incl. from FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft/Austrian Research Promotion Agency), European Commission/ Marie-Sklodowska-Curie-Actions and OeAD (Agentur für Bildung und Internationalisierung).

Projects and their funding agencies at TU Wien

Funding Agency

Role

Project

Partners

Duration

FFG/Klima- und Energiefonds

PI & consortium leader

3Dadditive2D: Micro-3D-Printing of 2D Materials with Aerosol Jet Printing for novel Hydrogen-(Photo-)Electrocatalysis-Electrodes

Academic partner: Joanneum Research, Materials, Austria, https://www.joanneum.at/en/materials, opens an external URL in a new window

2022-2025

FFG

PI & consortium leader

HeatScreen2D: Screen-Printed Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Heat Spreaders

Industrial partner: ATT advanced thermal technologies GmbH, https://www.thermaltech.at, opens an external URL in a new window
Academic partner: Shanghai University, China, https://apply.shu.edu.cn, opens an external URL in a new window

2022-2025

OeAD

PI

Carbon quantum dots nanohybrids for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and water remediation

Serbian partner: Jovana Prekodravac, University of Belgrade, https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2WhvPjYAAAAJ&hl=en, opens an external URL in a new window

2022-2024

FFG

PI & consortium leader

DekoSchirm: Graphene/TiO2 coatings for concurrent photocatalytic self-decontamination and electromagnetic shielding

Industrial partner: carbon solutions
Hintsteiner GmbH,
https://carbon-solutions.at/, opens an external URL in a new window

2021-2024

FFG

PI &
consortium leader

SolarSulfide2D: Scalable production of two-dimensional sulfides for sustainable photocatalytic applications

Industrial partner: Tribotecc GmbH, Austria, https://www.tribotecc.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

2021-2024

FFG

PI &
consortium leader

HARD2D: Two-dimensional materials as ultrathin corrosion barriers on steels by adapting industrial surface hardening processes

Industrial partner: Rübig GmbH, Austria, https://www.rubig.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

Academic partners: CEST, Austria, https://cest.at/, opens an external URL in a new window, Shanghai University, China, https://apply.shu.edu.cn/, opens an external URL in a new window

 

2020-2023

 

FFG

Co-I

PhoQus2D: Tuneable room-temperature single photon source from quantum emitters in 2D materials on a chip

Academic partner & PI: Dr. Sarah M. Skoff, TU Wien, Atominstitut, www.skofflab.com, opens an external URL in a new window

2021-2022

Competitive TU Wien Innovative Projects programme

Co-I

Energy deposition of ions in low-dimensional materials

Academic partner & PI: Ass.-Prof. Richard Wilhelm, TU Wien, Institute of Applied Physics, https://ions.science/wp/, opens an external URL in a new window

2019-2022

Projects and their funding agencies at University of Vienna

Funding Agency

Role

Project

Partners

Duration

OeAD

PI

Multi-probe in-situ characterization of the environmental responses of two-dimensional materials

Czech partner: Dr. Otakar Frank, Czech Academy of Sciences, https://scholar.google.cz/citations?user=Z0g-_wQAAAAJ, opens an external URL in a new window

2018-2019

FFG

PI

VISION: Visualizing nano-mechanics of two-dimensional membranes by in situ Atomic Force Microscopy-Scanning Electron Microscopy

Industrial partner: GETec Microscopy GmbH, Austria, https://www.getec-afm.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

Academic partner: Shanghai University, China, https://apply.shu.edu.cn/, opens an external URL in a new window

2017-2019

FFG

PI

GRATEC: Graphene-/carbon nanotubes-based layers for thermal enhancement of electronic circuits

Industrial partner: ZKW Elektronik GmbH, Austria, https://zkw-group.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

Academic partners: Joanneum Research, Materials, Austria, https://www.joanneum.at/en/materials, opens an external URL in a new window, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Institute of Metal Research, China, http://english.imr.cas.cn/, opens an external URL in a new window 

2017-2019

European Commission/ Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowship

PI

2DInterFOX: Integration of two-dimensional nanomaterials with functional oxide nanostructures

 

2015-2017

FFG

PI

GraphenMoFET: Graphene – MoS2 heterostructures by PVD and Aerosol Jet Printing methods

Partners: Joanneum Research, Materials, Austria, https://www.joanneum.at/en/materials, opens an external URL in a new window, Graz University of Technology, https://www.tugraz.at/home/, opens an external URL in a new window, Danubia Nanotech, https://www.danubiananotech.com/, opens an external URL in a new window

2015-2016

We have to date published ~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).

For an up-to-date publication list please visit Dr. Bayer’s Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.at/citations?user=zbm4vKoAAAAJ, opens an external URL in a new window

For latest news on publications please follow us on Twitter (@nanobayer): https://twitter.com/nanobayer, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Group photo of the team with Bernhard Bayer

© Bernhard Fickl

Presently funded by projects:

  • 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
  • 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 Bernhard Bayer and Dominik Eder

© Bernhard Fickl