Short CV/Education and training

  • 2002 – 2007
    M. Sc. In Molecular (Nano-) Science, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • 2007 – 2011
    PhD in Chemistry, Institute of Advanced Materials and Processes and Chair of Organic Chemistry II, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • 2011 – 2012
    Scientific coordinator, Cluster of Excellence “Engineering of Advanced Materials”, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • 2012 – 2014
    DFG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • 2014 – 2015
    Senior research fellow, Low dimensional nanostructures group, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • Since 2015
    Junior research group leader, University of Heidelberg

Selected publications

  • Bonaccorso, F.; Bartolotta, A.; Coleman, J. N.; Backes, C., 2D-Crystal-Based Functional Inks. Adv. Mater. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201506410.

  • Backes, C.; Szydłowska, B. M.; Harvey, A.; … Coleman, J. N., Production of Highly Monolayer Enriched Dispersions of Liquid-Exfoliated Nanosheets by Liquid Cascade Centrifugation. ACS Nano 2016, 10, 1589-1601.

  • Vega-Mayoral, V.; # Backes, C.; # Hanlon, D.; … Coleman, J.N. (# authors contributed equally), Monolayer photoluminescence of liquid-exfoliated WS2 in polymer composites. Adv. Func. Mater. 2016, 7, 1028-1039.

  • Hanlon, D.; # Backes, C.; # Doherty, E.; … Coleman, J. N. (# authors contributed equally), Liquid Exfoliation of Solvent-Stabilised Few-Layer Black Phosphorus for Applications Beyond Electronics.. Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 8563.

  • Knirsch, K. C.; Berner, N. C.; Nerl, H. C.; … Backes, C., Basal-Plane Functionalization of Chemically-Exfoliated Molybdenum Disulfide by Diazonium Salts. ACS Nano 2015, 9, 6018-6030.

  • Harvey, A.; Backes, C.; Gholamvand, Z.; … Coleman, J. N., Preparation of Gallium Sulfide Nanosheets by Liquid Exfoliation and Their Application As Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 3483-3493.

  • Backes, C.; Berner, N. C.; Chen, X.; … McDonald, A. R., Functionalization of liquid-exfoliated two-dimensional 2H-MoS2. Angew. Ch. Int. Ed. 2014, 54, 2638-2642.

  • Backes, C.; Smith, R. J.; McEvoy, N.; … Coleman, J. N. Edge and Confinement Effects Allow in situ Measurement of Size and Thickness of Liquid-Exfoliated Nanosheets. Nature Commun. 2014, 5, 4576.

  • Jakubka, F.; Backes, C.; Gannott, F.; Mundloch, U.; Hauke, F.; Hirsch, A.; Zaumseil, J., Mapping Charge Transport by Electroluminescence in Chirality-Selected Carbon Nanotube Networks. ACS Nano 2013, 7, 7428-7435.

  • Backes, C.; Hauke, F.; Hirsch, A., The Potential of Perylene Bisimide Derivatives for the Solubilization of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene. Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 2588-2601.

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