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Dr Anna Katharina Ott



I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in physics at the Freie Universitat Berlin. Then I moved to the University of Cambridge, where I graduated with a PhD at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, as part of the Electrical Engineering Department, and Newnham College in April 2017. I worked on advanced memory applications based on amorphous carbon and graphene as well as on Raman spectroscopy on layered materials. After my PhD I was a postdoctoral research associate in optoelectronics at the University of Cambridge, working on graphene-based photodetectors for a broadband imaging camera covering a wavelength range from visible to infrared.         

At the Cambridge Graphene Centre I was the leader of the Raman subgroup as well as the laboratory leader of the Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy lab. During my postdoc I also continued working on Raman spectroscopy with focus on ultra-low frequency Raman modes to study layered materials heterostructures, twisted bilayer graphene and structures for single photon emitters based on layered materials.

In April 2018 I became a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge.

In October 2018 I became a Teaching Fellow at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology and shortly after a Senior Teaching Fellow in December 2018.

In August 2019 I moved to Exeter to start my new position as lecturer in Quantum Engineering.

My research interests lie in the field of optical properties of layered materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, and their heterostructures, with focus on exploiting these for optoelectronic applications. We use nanofabrication techniques for devices fabrication at the nanoscale as well as electrical and optical characterisation techniques. In particular we use Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence as primary tools to characterise layered materials and heterostacks used as platform for quantum optics.