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

Analysis of the precision, robustness and speed of elastic resonator interference stress microscopy
Liehm, P., Kronenberg, N. M. & Gather, M. C. 8 May 2018 In : Biophysical Journal. 114, 9, p. 2180-2193 14 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Flexible and ultra-lightweight polymer membrane lasers
Karl, M., Glackin, J. M. E., Schubert, M., Kronenberg, N. M., Turnbull, G. A., Samuel, I. D. W. & Gather, M. C. 1 May 2018 In : Nature Communications. 9, 7 p., 1525
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Investigating the molecular orientation of Ir(ppy)3 and Ir(ppy)2(acac) emitter complexes by X-ray diffraction
Murawski, C., Elschner, C., Lenk, S., Reineke, S. & Gather, M. C. Feb 2018 In : Organic Electronics. 53, p. 198-204
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Infrared organic light-emitting diodes with carbon nanotube emitters
Graf, A., Murawski, C., Zakharko, Y., Zaumseil, J. & Gather, M. C. 30 Jan 2018 In : Advanced Materials. Early View
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Tuning charge carrier transport and optical birefringence in liquid-crystalline thin films: a new design space for organic light-emitting diodes
Keum, C., Liu, S., Al-Shadeedi, A., Kaphle, V., Koen Callens, M., Han, L., Neyts, K., Zhao, H., Gather, M. C., Bunge, S. D., Twieg, R. J., Jakli, A. & Lüssem, B. 15 Jan 2018 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 12 p., 699
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Time-resolved studies of energy transfer in thin films of green and red fluorescent proteins
Zajac, J. M., Schubert, M., Roland, T., Keum, C., Samuel, I. D. W. & Gather, M. C. 15 Jan 2018 In : Advanced Functional Materials. Early View
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ultrastrong coupling of electrically pumped near-infrared exciton-polaritons in high mobility polymers
Held, M., Graf, A., Zakharko, Y., Chao, P., Tropf, L., Gather, M. C. & Zaumseil, J. 28 Dec 2017 In : Advanced Optical Materials. Early View, 7 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Continuous lasing for perovskites
Gather, M. C. Dec 2017 In : Nature Photonics. 11, p. 745-747
Research output: ResearchLiterature review

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: ResearchArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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. 2017 Proceedings Advanced Photonics 2017 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, PS). Optical Society of American (OSA), NoTh1C.2
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

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: ResearchArticle

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: ResearchConference 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: ResearchConference 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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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: Research - peer-reviewLetter

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.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle