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Name: Jonas Beermann

Appointment: Associate Professor.

Place of work: Mads Clausen Institute (MCI), University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark.

Responsible for the lab facility on Nonlinear Scanning Optical Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Surface Enhanced Microscopy.

Tel: +45 65 50 73 44,
Fax: +45 65 50 73 84,

E-mail: [email protected]; web:

Foreign Languages: Fluent in English (spoken and written), German (spoken and written).


June 28th, 2001 - Cand. Scient. in Physics and Mathematics (Optics Engineer). M.Sc. project ”Nonlinear optical properties of porous silicon”. Institute of Physics, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark.

May 3rd, 2006 - PhD Scient. for the thesis ”Nonlinear far- and near-field scanning optical microscopy of nanostructures”. Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, AAU, Denmark.


Aug. 2001 – Feb. 2005: PhD.-student at Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, AAU, “Nonlinear optical microscopy of nanostructures”.

Feb. 2002 – July 2002: Leave of absence, military service, 6 months.

Feb. 2005 – July 2006: Post doc. at Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, AAU, ”Field enhancement via multiple scattering of surface plasmon polaritons”. The European Network of Excellence (NoE), project Plasmo-Nano-Devices (FP6-2002-IST-1-507879).

Aug. 2006 – Jan 2008: Post doc. at Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, AAU, ”Plasmo-optical chip technology and spectroscopy”. The Strategic Research Council, program committee for Nanoscience and technology, Biotechnology and IT (NABIIT), (Contract no. 2106-05-033).

Feb. 2008 – Dec 2010: Assistant Professor at Institute of Sensors, Signals and Electrotechnics (SENSE), University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

Jan. 2011 – Oct. 2011: Assistant Professor at ITI, SDU.

Oct. 2011 – Dec. 2011: Paternity leave, 3 months.

Nov. 2011 – May 2013: Associate Professor at ITI, SDU.

May 2013 – Present: Associate Professor, Center for Nano Optics, MCI, SDU.

Programming: Matlab, Labview, Comsol, LaTeX, Origin, AutoCAD, C++ (Turbo Pascal).

Project Management and Supervision:

1996 – 2001: Engaged member in 8 full-semester group-projects and 2 full-semester individual projects during the Cand. Scient. Study at Institute of Physics, AAU.

2003 – 2007: Principal supervisor on 3 student projects from 3rd – 6th sem., Co-supervisor on 4 student projects up to 8th sem. at Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, AAU.

2008 – 2011: Co-supervisor on 1 master project with optimization of laser diode properties and 2 bachelor projects at SENSE, SDU.

2012 – Present: Co-supervisor on two master projects (Solar Cells and Nanooptics), Supervisor on four bachelor projects, at least nine 2nd sem. student projects (Energy conversion) and five 1st sem. projects (Windmills) at ITI and MCI, SDU.

Lecturing: 2001 – Present: Teaching 11 courses in: Basic Physics; Fiber Optics; Lab work; Spectroscopy; Electro physics; Electro mechanics: (strengths, deformations, thermal designs and cooling); Advanced Mathematics; Signal processing; Fundamental and experimental Acoustics and Optics; Mathematics and Modeling; Physics; Mathematics.

Memberships: 2008 – Present: The Danish Optical Society (DOPS).
2008 – Present: The Material Research Society (MRS).
2008 – Present: The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).

Reviewing: 2006 – Present: Reviewer for American Physical Society (APS) (Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review E), American Chemical Society (ACS) (Nanoletters), Optical Society of America (OSA)(Optic Letters, Applied Optics, Optics Express), Material Research Society (MRS), Elsevier (Optics Communications, Optics and Lasers in Engineering), Springer (Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves), World Scientific Publishing (Surface Review Letters), Institute of Physics Publishing (Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics).

Scientific papers: 52 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, incl. 1 Nature Communications and 4 Nanoletters. +14 articles in popular journals and conference proceedings.

Web of Knowledge: H-index 19, Authored items found 68, Number of citations 1156 [by April, 2019]. Researcher ID is F-5471-2013. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9809-2430. Scopus ID: 55940956400 

Presentations: 35 talks (18 invited) and 31 posters presented at international conferences.

Prizes: 3 prizes for best poster presentation (2002, 2003, 2004), Awarded 2nd place in Business talent of Funen 2011 (“Årets fynske erhverstalent”) and among the 6 best in 2008.

Research interests: Nonlinear far- and near-field scanning optical microscopy; Field enhancements in metal nanostructures; Nano-optics and Plasmonics; Spectroscopy and Sensing; Raman microscopy; (Thermal)-Photovoltaics, and Absorption Engineering; Plasmonic Color Printing.


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