Uwe KortshagenDistinguished McKnight University Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Habilitation 1995, Experimental Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Dr. rer. nat. 1991, Physics, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
Diplomphysiker 1988, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
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
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.
- Low temperature plasmas
- Plasma synthesis of materials
- Materials for renewable energy
- Quantum dots, nanocrystals, and 2D materials
- Quantum dots for brain imaging
- Sustainable nanomaterials
- 2020 Fellow, Institute on the Environment
- 2019 Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy
- 2018 Fellow, American Physical Society
- 2015 Plasma Prize, AVS (formerly: American Vacuum Society)
- 2015 James J. Ryan Professor of Mechanical Engineering
- 2013 Fellow, Internationals Plasma Chemistry Society
- 2009 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- 2008-09 President, International Plasma Chemistry Society
- 2007 Distinguished McKnight University Professor
- 2005 Univ. of Minnesota, Institute of Technology-George Taylor Award for Distinguished Research
- 2004 Fellow, Institute of Physics (U.K.)
- 1999 NSF Career Award
- 1997 Mayhugh Assistant Professor
- 1994 Lynen Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- Greenberg, B.L., Robinson, Z.L., Ayino, Y., Held, J.T., Peterson, T.A., Mkhoyan, K.A., Pribiag, V.S., Aydil, E.S., Kortshagen, U.R. Metal-insulator transition in a semiconductor nanocrystal network. Science Advances. 5 (8), eaaw1462, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw1462 (2019).
- “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).