Professor Jan Seidel

Professor Jan Seidel

School of Materials Science & Engineering
  • University of New South Wales, 2012-present
  • University of Oxford, Visiting Fellow, 2016
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Research Scientist, 2008-2011
  • University of California, Berkeley, Research Associate, 2006-2007
  • University of Technology Dresden, Research Associate, 2001-2006
  • Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW), Research Intern, 1997
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  • Journal articles | 2023
    Choi MJ; Lee SW; Lee M; Shin SJ; Kim M; Jeon GG; Yoon SE; Xiangyang F; Lee BR; Seidel J; Yun JS; Chang DW; Kim JH, 2023, 'Strategic approach for achieving high indoor efficiency of perovskite solar Cells: Frustration of charge recombination by dipole induced homogeneous charge distribution', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 454,

  • UNSW Outstanding Research Supervisor Award, 2019
  • Arc Postgraduate Council Supervisor Award, 2018
  • Arc Postgraduate Council Supervisor Award, 2017
  • Visiting Fellowship, St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, 2016
  • Visiting Fellowship, Materials Department, University of Oxford, 2016
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Australian Government, 2016
  • Travel award, The Royal Society, 2016
  • Theo Murphy Australian Frontiers of Science travel award, Australian Academy of Science, 2015
  • Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2011
  • Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2006-2010
  • Graduate Fellowship of the German National Science Foundation (DFG), 2001-2004

Professor Seidel’s research interests in the area of advanced electronic, photonic and spintronic materials include the following:

  • Advanced scanning probe microscopy applied to materials characterisation (AFM, c-AFM, PFM, EFM, MFM, KPFM, STM/STS, nano-IR, …)
  • Domain walls, skyrmions and other topological structures in ferroic materials
  • Oxide nanoelectronics, interfaces in complex oxides
  • Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials
  • 3rd generation photovoltaic, thermoelectric, and electrochromic materials, e.g. halide perovskites
  • Quantum materials
  • Nanoscale phases and properties of materials, 2D materials
  • Inorganic / organic semiconductors, biomaterials
  • Nano-optics and spectroscopy, plasmonics
  • X-ray based synchrotron techniques (XAS, XMCD and XMLD-PEEM)
  • High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and spectroscopy (EELS)
  • Neutron scattering

A more detailed description of the research can be found on the Seidel Research Group website.

  • Member of the Academic Board, UNSW
  • Research Director, School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Advisory Board, Advanced Electronic Materials (Wiley)
  • Editorial Board, Materials Today Electronics (Elsevier)

My Teaching

  • MATS6008 Advanced Functional Materials, UNSW, 2020-
  • NANO3001 Advanced Nanomaterials, UNSW, 2013-2020
  • Mentor, Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S), UC Berkeley, USA, 2011
  • Mentor, Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS), UC Berkeley, USA, 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, Institute of Applied Photophysics, TU Dresden, Germany, 2001-2004