Malte Gather

Malte Christian Gather

Postal address:
School of Physics & Astronomy
Physical Science Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

E-mail: mcg6@st-andrews.ac.uk

Web address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/PHP_Global/Staff_Info.php?id=664

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463108

Research overview

Biophotonics & biophysics:

  • bio-derived optical structures and devices
  • biological lasers (living lasers)
  • optical devices based of fluorescent proteins
  • cellular biomechanics
  • nanophotonic biosensors

Organic electronics / OLEDs:

  • nano- and micro-patterning of organic semiconductors
  • OLED optics and outcoupling, nano-photonic structures
  • spectroscopy and molecular orientation
  • organic electronics in lab-on-chip systems
  • white OLEDs

Plasmonics:

  • plasmonic lasers / spasers
  • optical amplification
  • ‘molecular’ plasmonics
  • organic/inorganic hybrid systems
  • plasmonic waveguides and sensors

Recent Publications

Electrical pumping and tuning of exciton-polaritons in carbon nanotube microcavities
Graf, A., Held, M., Zakharko, Y., Tropf, L. C., Gather, M. C. & Zaumseil, J. Sep 2017 In : Nature Materials. 16, p. 911-917 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implantable waveguides for deep-tissue photoactivation
Nizamoglu, S., C. Gather, M., Humar, M., Choi, M., Kim, S., Kim, K. S., Hahn, S. K., Scarcelli, G., Randolph, M., Redmond, R. W. & Yun, S-H. A. 24 Jul 2017 Proceedings Advanced Photonics 2017 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, PS). Optical Society of American (OSA), NoTh1C.2
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Long-term imaging of cellular forces with high precision by elastic resonator interference stress microscopy
Kronenberg, N. M., Liehm, P., Steude, A., Knipper, J. A., Borger, J. G., Scarcelli, G., Franze, K., Powis, S. J. & Gather, M. C. Jul 2017 In : Nature Cell Biology. 19, 7, p. 864-872
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3-2: Invited paper: Color on Demand - Color-tunable OLEDs for lighting and displays
Fröbel, M., Schwab, T., Kliem, M., Lenk, S., Leo, K., Reineke, S. & Gather, M. C. May 2017 In : SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers. 48, 1, p. 5-8
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molding photonic boxes into fluorescent emitters by direct laser writing
Dietrich, C. P., Karl, M., Ohmer, J., Fischer, U., Gather, M. C. & Höfling, S. 25 Apr 2017 In : Advanced Materials. 29, 16, 6 p., 1605236
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Influence of optical material properties on strong coupling in organic semiconductor based microcavities
Tropf, L. C., Dietrich, C. P., Herbst, S., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Skabara, P. J., Würthner, F., Samuel, I. D. W., Gather, M. C. & Höfling, S. Apr 2017 In : Applied Physics Letters. 110, 15, 5 p., 153302
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Integration of spectral coronagraphy within VIPA-based spectrometers for high extinction Brillouin imaging
Edrei, E., Gather, M. C. & Scarcelli, G. 20 Mar 2017 In : Optics Express. 25, 6, p. 6895-6903 9 p., 286050
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Single cell induced optical confinement in biological lasers
Karl, M., Dietrich, C. P., Schubert, M., Samuel, I. D. W., Turnbull, G. A. & Gather, M. C. 1 Mar 2017 In : Journal of Physics D : Applied Physics. 50, 8, 9 p., 084005
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Lasing in live mitotic and non-phagocytic cells by efficient delivery of microresonators
Schubert, M., Volckaert, K., Karl, M., Morton, A., Liehm, P., Miles, G. B., Powis, S. J. & Gather, M. C. 19 Jan 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 40877
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Strong coupling in fully tunable microcavities filled with biologically-produced fluorescent proteins
Dietrich, C. P., Steude, A., Schubert, M., Ohmer, J., Fischer, U., Hoefling, S. & Gather, M. C. 4 Jan 2017 In : Advanced Optical Materials. 5, 1, 5 p., 1600659
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carpe lucem: harnessing organic light sources for optogenetics
Morton, A., Murawski, C. & Gather, M. C. Dec 2016 The Biochemist, 38, 6, p. 4-7
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Orientation of OLED emitter molecules revealed by XRD
Murawski, C., Elschner, C., Lenk, S., Reineke, S. & Gather, M. C. 14 Nov 2016 Proceedings, Light, Energy and the Environment. Optical Society of American (OSA), 3 p. SSW2D.7. (Solid-State Lighting)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Organic light-emitting diodes for optogenetic stimulation of Drosophila larvae
Murawski, C., Morton, A., Samuel, I. D. W., Pulver, S. & Gather, M. C. 14 Nov 2016 Proceedings, Light, Energy and the Environment. Optical Society of American (OSA), 3 p. JW4A.9. (Fourier Transform Spectroscopy)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Elastomer based electrically tunable, optical microcavities
Slowik, I., Kronenberg, N. M., Franke, M., Fischer, A., Richter, A., Gather, M. C. & Leo, K. 26 Oct 2016 In : Applied Physics Letters. 109, 17, 5 p., 171104
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Near-infrared exciton-polaritons in strongly coupled single-walled carbon nanotube microcavities
Graf, A., Tropf, L. C., Zakharko, Y., Zaumseil, J. & Gather, M. C. 10 Oct 2016 In : Nature Communications. 7, 7 p., 13078
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

An exciton-polariton laser based on biologically produced fluorescent protein
Dietrich, C. P., Steude, A., Tropf, L. C., Schubert, M., Kronenberg, N. M., Ostermann, K., Hoefling, S. & Gather, M. C. 19 Aug 2016 In : Science Advances. 2, 8, 7 p., e1600666
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High-brightness organic light-emitting diodes for optogenetic control of Drosophila locomotor behaviour
Morton, A., Murawski, C., Pulver, S. & Gather, M. C. 3 Aug 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 8 p., 31117
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optofluidic distributed feedback lasers with evanescent pumping: reduced threshold and angular dispersion analysis
Karl, M., Whitworth, G. L., Schubert, M., Dietrich, C. P., Samuel, I. D. W., Turnbull, G. A. & Gather, M. C. 27 Jun 2016 In : Applied Physics Letters. 108, 26, 261101
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

OLED microdisplays control cell behavior through optogenetics
Gather, M. C. 25 May 2016 In : SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers. 47, 1, p. 699-702 4 p.
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Broadband tunable, polarization-selective and directional emission of (6,5) carbon nanotubes coupled to plasmonic crystals
Zakharko, Y., Graf, A., Schießl, S. P., Hähnlein, B., Pezoldt, J., Gather, M. C. & Zaumseil, J. 11 May 2016 In : Nano Letters. 16, 5, p. 3278-3284 7 p.
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Arrays of microscopic organic LEDs for high resolution optogenetics
Steude, A., Witts, E. C., Miles, G. B. & Gather, M. C. 6 May 2016 In : Science Advances. 2, 5, 8 p., e1600061
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Bioabsorbable polymer optical waveguides for deep-tissue photomedicine
Nizamoglu, S., Gather, M. C., Humar, M., Choi, M., Kim, S., Kim, K. S., Hahn, S. K., Scarcelli, G., Randolph, M., Redmond, R. W. & Yun, S. H. 19 Jan 2016 In : Nature Communications. 7, 7 p., 10374
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Enhanced light emission from top-emitting organic light-emitting diodes by optimizing surface plasmon polariton losses
Fuchs, C., Will, P-A., Wieczorek, M., Gather, M. C., Hofmann, S., Reineke, S., Leo, K. & Scholz, R. 11 Dec 2015 In : Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics. 92, 24, 10 p., 245306
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Controlling the behavior of single live cells with high density arrays of microscopic OLEDs
Steude, A., Jahnel, M., Thomschke, M., Schober, M. & Gather, M. C. 9 Dec 2015 In : Advanced Materials. 27, 46, p. 7657-7661
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White top-emitting organic light-emitting diodes with solution-processed nano-particle scattering layers
Schaefer, T., Schwab, T., Lenk, S. & Gather, M. C. 7 Dec 2015 In : Applied Physics Letters. 107, 5 p., 233301
Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Color temperature tuning of white organic light-emitting diodes via spatial control of micro-cavity effects based on thin metal strips
Lee, J., Koh, T-W., Cho, H., Hofmann, S., Reineke, S., Lee, J-H., Lee, J-I., Yoo, S., Leo, K. & Gather, M. C. Nov 2015 In : Organic Electronics. 26, p. 334-339 6 p.
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Impact of temperature on the efficiency of organic light emitting diodes
De Moraes, I. R., Scholz, S., Hermenau, M., Tietze, M. L., Schwab, T., Hofmann, S., Gather, M. C. & Leo, K. Nov 2015 In : Organic Electronics. 26, p. 158-163 6 p.
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White organic light-emitting diodes with 4 nm metal electrode
Lenk, S., Schwab, T., Schubert, S., Müller-Meskamp, L., Leo, K., Gather, M. C. & Reineke, S. 19 Oct 2015 In : Applied Physics Letters. 107, 16, 4 p., 163302
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Cellular dye lasers: lasing thresholds and sensing in a planar resonator
Humar, M., Gather, M. C. & Yun, S-H. 14 Oct 2015 In : Optics Express. 23, 21, p. 27865-27879 14 p.
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Microglia mechanics: immune activation alters traction forces and durotaxis
Bollmann, L., Koser, D. E., Shahapure, R., Gautier, H. O. B., Holzapfel, G. A., Scarcelli, G., Gather, M. C., Ulbricht, E. & Franze, K. 23 Sep 2015 In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 9
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A simple approach to biological single-cell lasers via intracellular dyes
Nizamoglu, S., Lee, K-B., Gather, M. C., Kim, K. S., Jeon, M., Kim, S., Humar, M. & Yun, S-H. Sep 2015 In : Advanced Optical Materials. 3, 9, p. 1197-1200 4 p.
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Fano-like interference in the emission spectra of multimode organic microcavity
Slowik, I., Zhang, Y., Mischok, A., Lyssenko, V. G., Fröb, H., Kronenberg, N. M., Gather, M. C. & Leo, K. 28 Aug 2015 In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 22, 1, 6 p., 2900106
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Lasing within live cells containing intracellular optical micro-resonators for barcode-type cell tagging and tracking
Schubert, M., Steude, A., Liehm, P., Kronenberg, N. M., Karl, M., Campbell, E. C., Powis, S. J. & Gather, M. C. 12 Aug 2015 In : Nano Letters. 15, 8, p. 5674-5652 6 p.
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Transparent organic light-emitting diodes with different bi-directional emission colors using color-conversion capping layers
Lee, J., Koh, T-W., Cho, H., Schwab, T., Lee, J-H., Hofmann, S., Lee, J-I., Yoo, S., Leo, K. & Gather, M. C. Jun 2015 In : Journal of Luminescence. 162, p. 180-184
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Get it white: color-tunable AC/DC OLEDs
Froebel, M., Schwab, T., Kliem, M., Hofmann, S., Leo, K. & Gather, M. C. Feb 2015 In : Light: Science & Applications. 4, 6 p., e247
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