Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy, 2019-present
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2008 – 2018
James J. Ryan Professor, University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, 2015 – 2018
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2007 – present
Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2006 – 2008:
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2003 – present:
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1999 – 2003
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1996 – 1999
Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy, University of Bochum, Germany, 1996
Visiting scholar, Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995 – 1996
Research Associate, Physics and Astronomy, University of Bochum, 1991 – 1995
Scientific & Professional Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS)
Uwe Kortshagen's research is in the area of fundamental plasma manufacturing science and plasma materials science. Applications of his research span from renewable energy technologies to nanoscale plasma manufacturing, to new materials for bio-imaging and human health.
“Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators based on Ultra-Earth-Abundant Indirect Band Gap Silicon Quantum Dots,” F. Meinardi, S. Ehrenberg, L. Dhamo, F. Carulli, M. Mauri, F. Bruni, R. Simonutti, U. Kortshagen, S. Brovelli, Nature Photonics 11, 177–185 (2017)
“Metal-insulator transition in films of doped semiconductor nanocrystals,” Chen, T.; Reich, K. V.; Kramer, N. J.; Fu, H.; Kortshagen, U. R.; Shklovskii, B. I., Nature Materials 15 (3), 299-304, (2016).
“High electron mobility in thin films formed via supersonic impact deposition of nanocrystals synthesized in nonthermal plasmas.” Thimsen, E., M. Johnson, X. Zhang, A.J. Wagner, K.A. Mkhoyan, U.R. Kortshagen, and E.S. Aydil, Nature Communications 5, 5822 (2014).
“Hypervalent surface interactions for colloidal stability and doping of silicon nanocrystals”, L. M. Wheeler, N. R. Neale, T. Chen and U. R. Kortshagen, Nature Communications 4, 2197, (2013).
“High-Yield Plasma Synthesis of Luminescent Silicon Nanocrystals”, L. Mangolini, E. Thimsen and U. Kortshagen, Nano Lett. 5 , 655-659, (2005).