Oliver Monti

Oliver Monti

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor of Physics

Office: Old Chemistry 216

Related Links: LabMonti

Classification: Joint Faculty


Dipl. Chem. ETH, 1997, ETH, Switzerland

DPhil Oxon, 2001, University of Oxford, UK

Fields of Study: 

Research Interests: 

Research in LabMonti seeks to elucidate the physics of carriers in organic semiconductors at interfaces on the short length- and time-scales present in organic photovoltaic, spin and thermoelectric devices. We probe these interfaces with advanced steady-state and ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopies in our lab and at synchrotrons, and study self-assembly using scanned probe microscopy under highly controlled conditions. We use insights gained from this work also to understand quantum transport in organic semiconductors at the ultimate size limit.

Honors and Awards: 

Greendale Senior Scholar, Oxford, 1998-2001

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003

3M Untenured Faculty Award, 2005-2007

College of Science Distinguished Early Career Teaching Award, 2014

Selected Publications: 

S. Jakobs, A. Narayan, B. Stadtmueller, A. Droghetti, I. Rungger, Y.S. Hor, S. Klyatskaya, D. Jungkenn, J. Stoeckl, M. Laux, O.L.A. Monti, M. Aeschlimann, R.J. Cava, M. Ruben, S. Mathias, S. Sanvito, M. Cinchetti, Controlling the spin-texture of topological insulators by rational design of organic molecules, Nano Lett.15, 6022-6029 (2015)

D.A. Racke, L.L. Kelly, H. Kim, P. Schulz, A. Sigdel, J.J. Berry, S. Graham, D. Nordlund, and O.L.A. Monti, Disrupted Attosecond Charge Carrier Delocalization at a Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Semiconductor Interface, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 1935-1941 (2015)

S. Steil, N. Grossmann, M. Laux, A. Ruffing, D. Steil, M. Wiesenmayer, S. Mathias, O.L.A. Monti, M. Cinchetti, M. Aeschlimann, Spin-dependent trapping of electrons at spinterfaces, Nature Physics, 9, 242-247 (2013)

P.D. Winget, L.K. Schirra, D. Cornil, H. Li, V. Coropceanu, P.F. Ndione, A.K. Sigdel, D.S. Ginley, J.J. Berry, J. Shim, H. Kim, B. Kippelen, J.-L. Bredas and O.L.A. Monti, Defect-Driven Interfacial Electronic Structure at an Organic / Inorganic Semiconductor Heterojunction, Adv. Material 26, 4711-4716 (2014)s

D.A. Racke, M. Neupane and O.L.A. Monti, Valence and Conduction Band Structure of the Quasi-2D Semiconductor SnS2, Phys. Rev. B 93, 085309 (2016)