Our People » Christophe Silien



Office: MSG-017,
MSSI Building,
University of Limerick.

+353 61 234177

christophe.silien@ul.ie

Qualifications

Ph.D. (Physics) in the “Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix” in Namur, Belgium

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Single molecule and nanoscale physics
  • Electrochemical nanotechnology
  • Nonlinear optical spectroscopies and microscopies
  • Scanning probe microscopies (at very low-temperature, at solid-liquid interface)
  • Self-assembly at surface

Christophe Silien

2009-present: Lecturer in Nanoscience, University of Limerick, Ireland.

2006-2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of St Andrews, U.K.

2005-2006: Postdoctoral Researcher in the “Facultés Universitaires
Notre-Dame de la Paix” in Namur, Belgium (Scientific Researcher of the FRS, Belgium).

2004: Postdoctoral Researcher in the University of California, Irvine, USA (Scientific Researcher
of the FRS, Belgium).

1997-2003: PhD (Physics) in the “Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix” in Namur, Belgium.

Teaching
PH4091: Physics of Modern Measurements

PH4092: Semiconductor Devices

PH4161: Atomic, Molecular, and Laser Physics

Additional Links

• Label free Nanoscopy using InfraRed
• Researchgate publications


Supramolecular hydrogen-bonded network as diffusion barrier for metal
adatoms, C. Silien, M. T. Räisänen, and M. Buck, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 48, 3349-3352 (2009).

Functionalizing hydrogen-bonded surface networks with self-assembled monolayers, R. Madueno, M. T. Räisänen, C. Silien, and M. Buck, Nature 454, 618-621 (2008).