Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials – LMOM

You are here:  EPFL → STI → IMX → LMOM → Home → Welcome to LMOM

Thomas Reichert

Portrait of Thomas Reichert
  • Dr. Thomas Reichert
  • Postdoc from 2015-10-01 to 2016-10-01
  • Phone +41 21 69 37865
  • Email
  • Building MXG, Room 039


Thomas studied “Nanostructure and Molecular Science” at the University of Kassel, and received his diploma in 2008. Within his diploma thesis, carried out in the group “Macromolecular Chemistry and Molecular Materials”, of Prof. J. Salbeck, he succeeded to apply and evaluate a new material concept for organic solar cells. Thomas then established a novel research line in the group, dealing with magnetic-field effects in organic semiconductors and was the first to discover organic magnetoresistance in field-effect transistors. In 2014, he completed his doctoral thesis entitled “Organic Magneto-Optoelectronics: Magnetoresistance in Organic Field-Effect Transistors”. Since 2015, Thomas works at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in the Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials of Prof. Holger Frauenrath, performing research on the application of organic nanostructures for novel device concepts with magneto-optoelectronic functionality.

Research Interests

Thomas performs multidisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry, physics and engineering. He is particularly focused on the properties, functions and self-assembly of molecular materials as well as their application in novel device architectures with magneto-optoelectronic functionality.
Current projects are centered around the fabrication of organic transistors based on aligned nanowire arrays as well as magnetic-field effects in laterally confined organic nanostructures.

Awards and Fellowships

2015 Selected for Participating in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau (Germany)
2012 WUN-Spin Scholarship for Top Contribution to the WUN-Spin Conference from Worldwide University Network and University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
2012 DAAD Travel Scholarship for Supporting International Knowledge Transfer from German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn (Germany)
2009 Otto Braun Research Fellowship for Talented Young Researchers from B. Braun Melsungen and University of Kassel, Kassel (Germany)


2014 Doctor of Science in Physical Chemistry at the University of Kassel (Germany)
2008 Diploma in Nanostructure and Molecular Science at the University of Kassel (Germany)


  • 125 T. Schmaltz, G. Sforazzini, T. Reichert, H. Frauenrath, Self-Assembled Monolayers as Patterning Tool for Organic Electronic Devices, Advanced Materials, 2017, 0, 1605286.
  • 104 E. Tatarov, T. Reichert, T.P.I. Saragi, A. Scheffler, R. Ueberschaer, C. Bruhn, T. Fuhrmann-Lieker, J. Salbeck, Photoinduced sign change of the magnetoresistance in field-effect transistors based on a bipolar molecular glass, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4564-4566.
  • 105 T. Reichert, T.P.I. Saragi, J. Salbeck, Magnetoresistive field-effect transistors based on organic donor-acceptor blends, RSC Advances , 2012, 2, 7388-7390.
  • 106 T. Reichert, T.P.I. Saragi, Photoinduced negative magnetoresistance in 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)-pentacene field-effect transistors , Org. Electron. , 2012, 13, 377-383.
  • 107 T. Reichert, T.P.I. Saragi , Photoinduced magnetoresistance in organic field-effect transistors , Appl. Phys. Lett. , 2011, 98, 063307.

Contact Information

Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials

MXG 037
Station 12
1015 Lausanne
+41 21 693 7395

News & Highlights

  • - LMOM warmly welcomes Michael Giffin as a PhD student.
  • - Yevhen Hryshunin joins the group as a PhD Student.
  • - Oguzhan Oguz joins the group as a Postdoc.