Sebastian Klimmer

Research Interests

  • 2D Materials
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  • Nanooptics


  • Master of Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Regensburg, Germany

Achievements & Awards

  • ZEISS Ph.D. Award in Modern Optics (06/23)
  • Award for best Master Thesis at Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (10/2022)
  • Best Poster Prize at the 771. WE-Heraeus-Seminar "2D Materials and Hybrids: Hybrid Quasiparticles in Quantum Materials" (09/22)


  • Generate, Manipulate

Sebastian Klimmer is currently completing a dual PhD programme at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and the Australian National University, Australia. There he seeks to combine his knowledge of nonlinear optics in 2D materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides with the expertise on dielectric metasurfaces provided by the TMOS Centre to explore new functionalities for future all-optical nano-photonic applications. Having received awards for both his Master’s thesis (FSU Jena) and his ongoing PhD project, he has already demonstrated his commitment to academia and is always looking forward to new challenges, including collaborations with different research areas. He is convinced that it is always beneficial to think beyond the horizon of one’s own research. That is why he has been one of the organisers of the largest German PhD conference in photonics (DoKDoK) since 2022 and its chairman since 2023.

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