Research Interests

  • Synthesis and Physical Chemistry of Porous Materials
  • Functional Nanostructures for Photovoltaics, Sensors, Nanowires
  • Nano-Bioscience

Short CV

  • Studied chemistry at Hamburg
  • 1984 PhD, University of Hamburg and KUL, Leuven/Belgium
  • 1984-1986 Visiting Research Scientist at DuPont Central Research, Wilmington, Delaware/USA
  • 1986-1991 Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico/USA
  • 1991-1995 Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana/USA
  • 1995-1999 Professor, Purdue University, Indiana/USA
  • Since 1999 Professor (C4) of Physical Chemistry, LMU München

Key publications

  • A. Zürner, J. Kirstein, M. Döblinger, C. Bräuchle, T. Bein, Visualizing single-molecule diffusion in mesoporous materials, Nature 2007, 450, 705.
  • S. Mintova, N. H. Olson, V. Valtchev, T. Bein, Mechanism of zeolite A nanocrystal growth from colloids at room temperature, Science 1999, 283, 958.
  • S. Feng, T. Bein, Growth of oriented molecular sieve crystals on organophosphonate films, Nature 1994, 368, 834.