University of Würzburg

Sebastian Klembt

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Sebastian Klembt was born in 1983 in Kiel, Germany. Raised in Bremen with strong interest for nature, music, cycling and all things around. In Bremen I began studying physics and philosophy before I moved to Switzerland to finish my physics diploma at ETH Zürich. I obtained a PhD with highest honors from Bremen University, fabricating and studying semiconductor lasers emitting blue light. After that I joined Institut Néel in Grenoble, France for a postdoc in advances semiconductor spectroscopy, with a little bit of hiking and skiing on the side. I joined the Chair for Applied Physics in Würzburg as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and group leader working in the field of topological photonics. In 2020 I was appointed assistant professor at the University of Würzburg within the cluster of excellence ct.qmat. Married and proud father of two.

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