A very special kind of light is emitted by tungsten diselenide layers. The reason for this has been unclear. Now an explanation has been found at TU Wien (Vienna). It is an exotic phenomenon that nobody was able to explain for years: when energy is supplied to a thin layer of the material t ... more
Dr. Kurt Brunner
Technische Universität Wien
Kurt Brunner, born in 1973 graduated in Technical Chemistry from TU Vienna before obtaining his doctorate from the University’s Institute of Chemical Engineering in 2003. While preparing his thesis, he worked on the molecular biology of fungi. Following research work conducted at the University of Naples, he then participated in several projects investigating plant-pathogen interactions as a postdoc at the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and TU Vienna. He has headed the “Molecular Diagnostics” working group at the Department for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln) since 2008. His activities generally focus on the development of DNA-based test assays for use in food and water analytics.