Prof. Hans-Peter Wagner

University of Cincinnati | Department of Physics | UC International
Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics | Holographic Imaging | Organic Films | Metal/Organic Waveguides | Organic/Metal/Semiconductor Nanowires | Whispering gallery modes
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Group Leader

Prof. Hans-Peter Wagner

Hans-Peter Wagner

Room 447, Geology/Physics Building
Tel: (513)-556-0540
Fax: (513)-556-3425

Dr. rer, nat. habil., University of Regensburg, 1997

Currently supervised PhD Students

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Matthew Larsen: Organic molecular beam epitaxy, Coherent and incoherent exciton dynamics in semiconductor nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles and organic spacer layers, strong coupling in plasmonic metal/organic/semiconductor nanowires.
Email: larsonmw(at)


Gyanan Aman (Student from the Department Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)): Lasing of plasmonic nanowires, lasing of nanowires on iron substrate, E-field modulated nanowire lasing.
Email: amangn(at)

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Anh Luu: Organic molecular beam epitaxy, organic/plasmonic waveguides, lasing in 2D photonic SAE nanowire photonic crystal (PhC) arrays, electronically pumped nanowire PhC lasing.
Email: luuhh(at)

Samia Alyami

Samia Alyami: Exciton dynamics in bare and gold-decorated WS2 and MoSe2 2D materials, heterodyne four-wave mixing, strong coupling in plasmonic metal/organic/semiconductor nanowires.
Email: alyamiss(at)

Former PhD Students

I supervised four (4) PhD theses while I had a C1 Professor position at the University of Regensburg and C2 and C3 Professor positions at the Technical University in Chemnitz:

Dr. Alexandra Schätz
Thesis Title: Wechselwirkung und Dephasierung von Exzitonen in II-VI Quantentrogstrukturen (1998)
Current Occupation: SAP, München

Dr. Michael Kühnelt
Thesis Title: Zweiphotonenprozesse in Planaren Wellenleitern aus II-VI Halbleiterschichten (1999)
Current Occupation: Osram, Regensburg

Dr. Hans-Peter Tranitz
Thesis Title: Vier- und Multiwellenmischen an II-VI Halbleiternanostrukturen (2001)
Current Occupation: Continental, Regensburg

Dr. Andrei Kobitski
Thesis Title: Time-Resolved Photoluminescence and Theoretical Study of Excitons in PTCDA (2003)
Current Occupation: Karlruhe Intitute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe

Twelve (12) Ph.D. students under my supervision graduated from my laboratories at UC:

Dr. Ajith de Silva
Thesis Title: Optical Properties of Organic Nanostructures Grown by Organic Molecular Beam Epitaxy (2006)
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia, GA

Dr. Suvranta Tripathy
Thesis Title: Dephasing of Excitons and Phase Coherent Photorefractivity in ZnSe Quantum Wells (2006)
Current Occupation: Assist. Prof. at the Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

Dr. Pradeep Bajracharya
Thesis Title: Relaxation Dynamics and Decoherence of Excitons in II-VI Semiconductor Nanostructures (2007)
Current Occupation: Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

Dr. Venkat Gangilenka Rao
Thesis Title: Optical Properties of Organic Films and Waveguides Fabricated by OMBD: Importance of Intermolecular Interactions (2008)
Current Occupation: Engineering Manager, Intel, Portland, OR

Dr. Amin Kabir
Thesis Title: Phase Coherent Photorefractive Effect in II-VI Semiconductor Quantum Wells and its Application for Optical Coherence Imaging (2010)
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor at the University of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Dr. Milhan Ajward
Thesis Title: Linear and non-linear optical properties of OMBD grown PTCDA and Alq3 films (2012)
Current Occupation: Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Engineering Technology , University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Dr. Amit Dongol
Thesis Title: Carrier Dynamics and Application of the Phase Coherent Photorefractive Effect in ZnSe Quantum Wells (2014)
Current Occupation: Adj. Assoc. Prof. at Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Dr. Niranjala Wickremasinghe
Thesis Title: Optical properties of organic films, multilayers and plasmonic metal-organic waveguides fabricated by organic molecular beam deposition (2015)
Current Occupation: Lecturer at the Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

Dr. Masoud Kaveh
Thesis Title: Emission and dynamics of charge carriers in uncoated and organic/metal coated semiconductor nanowires (2016)
Current Occupation: Assist. Prof. at the James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA

Dr. Jonathan Thompson
Thesis Title: Dynamics of singlet excitons in Alq3 and magnetic mode switching in index matched organic waveguides (2018)
Current Occupation: Scientist, Azimuth Corporation, Beavercreek, OH

Dr. Fatemeh Mohammadi
Thesis Title: Photon emission and lasing in bare and hybrid plasmonic semiconductor nanowires and nanorods (2018)
Current Occupation: Opical Engineer at KLA in Milpitas, CA

Dr. Cia-Wei Tui
Thesis Title: Reflective Properties and Lasing of InP Photonic Crystals and Frequency Doubling in GaMnN Thin Films (2021)
Current Occupation: Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati, OH


Designed by Amit Dongol, revised 10/31/21 HPW