Hangleiter Group, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Andreas Hangleiter works on III/V semiconductors and their heterostructures, including quantum dot systems. His interests include structural, electronic, and optical properties as well as the epitaxial growth of heterostructures from such materials. The growth effort, started in 2001, now led to materials with record light emission efficiencies, both in the visible and in the ultraviolet spectral region.
Most recently, a novel and intriguing answer to the longstanding question of the high light emission efficiency in the highly defective nitride materials was found. Hangleiter has a long lasting experience in teaching as well as in supervision of PhD and diploma (master) students since the mid eighties. Up to now, a total of 21 of his PhD students completed their dissertation and 36 students wrote their diploma thesis under his supervision.
Teaching experience covers standard courses in physics up to specialised lectures in semiconductor physics and laser physics. Professor Hangleiter served as a Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Geoscience at the Technical University of Braunschweig from 2005 to 2007.