About me


SDDr. Silke L. Diedenhofen

Delft University of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Van der Maasweg  9
2629 HZ Delft
The Netherlands
S.L.Diedenhofen [at] tudelft.nl

Education:

2010: Dr. ir. Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
2000 – 2006: Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering (Master equiv.), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
1997 – 2000: Abitur (A-levels equiv.), Städtisches Gymnasium Kalkar, Germany

Academic Experience:

2016: FOM/f fellow
TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands, Group Optoelectronic Materials
2014: Postdoctoral Researcher
ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain, Group Solution-processed nanophotonic devices
2012 – 2014: Marie-Curie Fellow
ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain, Group Solution-processed nanophotonic devices
2011 – 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher
ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain, Group Solution-processed nanophotonic devices
2010 – 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher
FOM Institute AMOLF in collaboration with Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
Group Surface Photonics
2006 – 2010: PhD-Student
FOM Institute AMOLF in collaboration with Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
Group Surface Photonics
Topic: Propagation of Light in Ensembles of Semiconductor Nanowires
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jaime Gómez Rivas
2005 – 2006: Diplomarbeit (Master Thesis equiv.)
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Institute of Optoelectronics
Topic: Vertical Electro-optical Modulators based on Semiconductors
2005: Internship, Bookham Inc., Caswell Office, United Kingdom
Topic: An Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Band-edge
Proximity Effects in Integrated InP Mach-Zehnder Modulators,
including Attenuation and Power Monitoring Functions
2004 – 2005: Student Research Project
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Institute of Electronic Materials and Nanostructures
Topic: Development of Nano-apertures for Single Electron Devices
2002 – 2005: Student Assistant, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Institute of Optoelectronics

Awards

2016: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship
2015: FOM/f fellowship
2012: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
2012: ICFOnest Postdoctoral Fellowship
2011: FOM Valorisation Chapter Prize
2010: Shared 1st price of AMOLF Invention Contest
2008: Bonus for two patent ideas at AMOLFs internal patent day

Further Education

2011: Introduction to Patent Engineering and Management, ICFO+
2008: The Art of Presenting Science, FOM
2008: Write it Right, FOM
2007: Structured Writing, AMOLF
2006: Training in goal-oriented Working and Planning, Boertien

Teaching

Supervision of
– 2 bachelor students
– 2 master students
– 1 PhD student
– 3 first year physics students during their end of year laboratory project (propedeuse eindproject)
Supervision of first year bachelor students during their Quantum Chemistry exercise class

Other Scientific Activities

Reviewer of Applied Physics B, Physica status solidi, Applied Physics Letters, SMALL, Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Materials
Member of the German engineering society VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.)
Member of the Dutch physical society NNV (Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging)
Member of the German physical society DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft)

Skills

Fabrication:

Focused Ion Beam Lithography, Electron Beam Lithography, Optical Lithography, Laser Writing, Sputtering, Evaporation, Reactive Ion Etching, Quantum dot film preparation, Liquid exfoliation

Analysis:

Transmission electron microscopy, Atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Spectrally and time-resolved photoluminescence, Home-built optoelectronical characterization, Angle-dependent reflection & transmission measurements, angle-integrated reflection & transmission measurements

Software:

Lumerical (Finite-difference Time Domain Simulations), Matlab, Origin, LateX

Languages

German (mother tongue), English, Dutch (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), French (basic)