Prof. Dr. Janina Kneipp

Phone +49 30 20 93 82632

Office hours
Fri 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
currently by phone on request

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Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2
12489 Berlin-Adlershof
Administration Assistant:
Stefanie Sellon
Phone +49 (0)30 2093 82630
Fax +49 (0)30 2093 5559

Optical Nanospectroscopy

When molecular excitations take place in local optical fields, unique opportunities arise for molecular spectroscopy, for the manipulation of chemical reactions, and for the characterization of complex biological systems. Our research combines modern developments in spectroscopy, nanotechnology, and chemistry with the overall objective of laying groundwork for sensitive optical characterization. We integrate enhancement and high lateral resolution in vibrational spectroscopic experiments and combine different microspectroscopy and imaging approaches. Our research includes 

  • surface enhanced Raman scattering of complex samples
  • multimodal microspectroscopy with a focus on bioanalysis and biophysics
  • basic aspects of surface enhanced hyper Raman scattering
  • plasmonic catalysis