CV of Willi Graupner, Ph.D.

Revised in February 2007.

Some links - marked with * - are only active on my CD; the files are not on the web.

Contents:


Date of Birth: April 2, 1966
Nationality/Citizenship: Austrian
US-Visa Status: currently green card petition approved, in consular processing status.

Statement

I do believe that the human component is the most important one in any professional environment. If people like what they do, or even derive pleasure from this, they will be able to reach an excellent level. This means that they should like their work and at least get along with their collaborators. Any kind of pressure should be derived from the desire to achieve things. I do also believe that people learn best "by doing" - this involves all levels and components: theory and experiment; undergraduates, graduate students, post docs, faculty, engineers, technicians and managers. In teaching, working with people or leading colleagues, one is often tempted to do things "for them" because they get done faster. This is wrong, they will never learn. Although sometimes I had to, I generally refuse to "tell colleagues what to do". I prefer to discuss the goals, and the methods, and to define the path together.
 

Positions

March 2007 – present:
        Director Global Customer Services AVL, Graz, Austria

February 2006 – February 2007:
        Manager Global Customer Support and International Operations for AVL (www.avl.com), Graz, Austria

June 2003 – January 2006:
        German Service Manager for Semitool (www.semitool.com), Piding and Dresden, Germany

October 2002 – May 2003:
        Manager Process Integration and Yield Enhancement at austriamicrosystems AG, A 8141 Schloss Premstätten

January 15, 2002 – September 2002:
        Section Head Process Integration at austriamicrosystems AG, A 8141 Schloss Premstätten
September 2001 - January 14, 2002:
        Senior Process Integration Engineer at austriamicrosystems AG (www.austriamicrosystems.com), A 8141 Schloss Premstätten
August 2000 - August 2001:
        Senior Display Scientist at eMagin Corporation (www.emagin.com), 2070 Route 52, Building 334, Hopewell Junction,
        New York 12533
August 1999 - August 2000:
        Adjunct Asst. Prof.  at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
December 1998 - August 2000:
        Asst. Prof.  at Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
September 1998 - December 1998:
        Universitätsdozent at Institut für Festkörperphysik, TU Graz, Graz, Austria
February 1995 - September 1998:
        Research and Teaching Fellow at Institut für Festkörperphysik, TU Graz, Graz, Austria
July 1990 - January 1995:
        Research Assistant (graduate student) at Institut für Festkörperphysik, TU Graz, Graz, Austria
 

Relevant 1-Month Research Visits
 

May 1998 - University of Missouri, Columbia
         see (87) at my list of papers
September 1997 - Politecnico Milano, Italy
         see (60) and (81) at my list of papers
May 1997 - University of Missouri, Columbia
        see (77) at my list of papers
August 1995 - Iowa State University, Ames
        see (20) at my list of papers
September 1994 - Politecnico Milano, Italy
        see (16) and (18) at my list of papers
 

Education/Degrees

(dip-prom-habil.PDF)

1998 Habilitation in Condensed Matter Physics (Universitätsdozent für Experimentelle Festkörperphysik)
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1994 Ph.D. (Doctor Technicae): Technical University of Graz, Austria,
            (interrupted for 8 months Civil Service with the Austrian Red Cross)
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          Word file of my thesis - title:
1990 Master of Science (Diplom Ingenieur): Technical University of Graz, Austria,
            (trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech),
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Professional Experience
 

Experience in Industrial Environment:

Experience in Academic Environment:


Refereed Publications
 

At present: 146 publications in print, 5 of which have appeared as book chapters.
A pdf-file containing all papers can soon be obtained here.
For my complete list of papers please visit this page.
 
 

Contributions to Conferences

For my conference contributions without proceedings please visit http://www.phys.vt.edu/~graupner/conference-wp.htm
 

Presentations - Slides
 

Invited Contribution at the ICSM 1996:
      Origin and Stabilization of Photoexcitations in Conjugated Polymers
Talk at the MRS Fall Meeting 1996 in Boston:
     Photophysics of Para-Hexaphenyl
Talk at the ANTEC 1997 in Toronto:
      Optoelectronic Properties of Oligophenyls
Talk at the MRS Spring Meeting 1997 in San Francisco:
      Time Resolved Photoluminescence of Laddertype Poly(Para-Phenylene)
Poster at the MRS Spring Meeting 1998 in San Francisco:
      Ultrafast Direct Optical Detection of Charge Generation in Blue Organic Light Emitting Diodes
Presentation 1999:
      Electronic Materials at Virginia Tech
Talk at the SPIE Meeting July 1999 in Denver:
      Influence of the Molecular Geometry on the Photoexcitations of
      Highly Emissive Organic Semiconductors.
Dept. Seminar, Virginia Tech, Oct. 27 th 1999:
      Time Resolved Optical Methods In Semiconductor Physics
Optical Probes - Salt Lake City February 2000 - Poster:
      Density of States of Ensembles of Conjugated Molecules
      Deduced from the Photobleaching and Absorption Spectra
Optical Probes - Salt Lake City February 2000 - Talk:
      Photovoltaic Cells Based on Ionically Self-Assembled Nanostructures
Invited Talk at the Workshop for Kolloid-Physik
        at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces - March 22, 2000:
      Control of Excited State Dynamics in Conjugated Molecules - A personal Point of View
Dept. Seminar, Virginia Tech, April 5 th 2000:
      Control of Excited State Dynamics in Conjugated Molecules
      Via Choosing The Excitation Wavelength
Seminar at April 14, Friday, 2:30 pm at Honeywell, Morristown/NJ:
      Trends in Organic Light Emitting Diodes,
        (Abstract.)
Presentation at Workshop at Virginia Tech - April 21st, 2000, Inorganic/Organic Optoelectronic Devices:
     Prospects for Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Technologies.
Presentation at April 25th, Monday, 1:00 pm at eMagin Corporation, Hopewell Junction, New York:
      Physics of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (html) - [ppt-slides]
Presentation at May 25th, 2000, Virginia Academy of Science - Year 2000 meeting (program) at Radford:
      Organic Optoelectronic Devices
Invited Talk at July 18th, 2000, ICSM 2000 - Bad Gastein 2000:
     Control of Excited State Dynamics in Ionically Self-Assembled Monolayers of Conjugated
      Molecules
Invited Talk at the 220th ACS National Meeting August 20-24, 2000 Washington, D.C.:
       Efficient charge generation in conjugated molecules
        (abstract)
Talk at Photonics East, November 5-8, 2000, Boston, Information Technologies Session on
        MultimediaDrivers: 4207, Microdisplays Technologies and Systems,
        High Resolution Color Organic Light Emitting Diode Microsdisplay Fabrication Method
        (abstract).
Talk at APS-March Meeting 2001, March 12 - 16, 2001,
        Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
       A high pressure study of phonons in oligophenyls using Raman scattering
        (abstract at APS site).
Talk at APS-March Meeting 2001, March 12 - 16, 2001,
        Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
       Pressure effects on the Davydov splitting of T6 single crystal
        (abstract at APS site)
Department Seminar at Princeton University, Electrical Engineering Department, May 15, 2001:
      From Organic Light Emitting Diodes to Active Matrix Microdisplays
        (abstract)
 
 
 

(Publication) Activity in 1998

For publications see http://www.phys.vt.edu/~graupner/wigrpub-98.htm
Faculty Activity Report 1998
 

Publication Activity in 1999

For publications see http://www.phys.vt.edu/~graupner/pub99.htm
Faculty Activity Report 1999
 
 

Refereeing

Referee for

  1. Physical Review Letters
  2. Physical Review B
  3. Optics Letters
  4. Thin Solid Films
  5. Optical Engineering
  1. The Petroleum Research Fund (USA)
  2. Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (VA)
  3. Israel Science Foundation (Israel)


Teaching
 





 









Advising Students
 


Raoul Schroeder - graduate student at Virginia Tech
Christopher Williams, Mike Zwolak - undergraduate student at Virginia Tech
Artur Erlacher, Thomas Piok - master students at TU Graz

CHARACTERIZATION OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES USING ADVANCED SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS
Ph.D. Thesis by Raoul Schroeder, December 2001
Supervision:     Willi Graupner and Bruno Ullrich

Photoexcitations in Conjugated Polymers and Optoelectronic Devices.
Ph.D. Thesis by Emil J. W. List, June 2000
Supervision:     Günther Leising (Disseration)
                       Willi Graupner (Project)

Photovoltaics on Conjugated Systems
Master Thesis by Gerald Feistritzer
(German: trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech,
English:trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech, ).

Optical Modulation Spectroscopy in Organic and Inorganic Semiconductors
Master Thesis by Klaus Petritsch
(trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech).

Photoinduced Absorption in Conjugated Polymers
Master Thesis by Stefan Eder
(trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech).

Thermoluminescence and Photoluminescence of Electroactive Materials
Master Thesis by Bogdan Tertinek
(German: trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech,
English:trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech, ).

Design of Light Emitting Polymer Diodes and their
Characterisation with Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance
Master Thesis by Emil J. W. List,
(German: trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech,
English: trans atlantic link to TU-Graz, local link at Virginia Tech)

Thesis committees:

Charles Figura - Physics, Virginia Tech 1999
Viktor Simkovic - Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech 1999
Markus Wohlgenannt - Physics, University of Utah 2000
 

Conference Organization

Organizer of Minisymposium at Virginia Tech - Nov. 24 1999, Organic Materials - Theory, Chemistry, Physics and Device Applications

Organizer of Workshop at Virginia Tech - April 21st, 2000, Inorganic/Organic Optoelectronic Devices

Co-Organizer of the Five Focused Sessions on Organic Electronic Materials and Devices (G9 DMP, J9 DMP, L9 DMP, Q9 DMP, S9 DMP) within the March 12-16 Meeting in Seattle/Washington of the American Physical Society.
 

Awards

Service at Universities
 


 
 

Contact Information

 

Home:
phone : +43 316 57 73 31
phone (mobile) : +43 664 1200 851
email: Willi_Graupner@yahoo.com
118 C Baiernstrasse
Graz, A 8052 
Austria/Europe
http://members.a1.net/graupner/

Office:
phone : +43 316 787 2023
Fax: +43 316  
email: Wilhelm.Graupner@avl.com
AVL List GmbH

Hans-List-Platz 1

A 8020 Graz, Austria/Europe 
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