Prof. Malte Gather

Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Research Group:
St. Andrews
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)1334 463108
School of Physics & Astronomy, Physical Science Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, United Kingdom

Research interests

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


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

Research outputs

  1. Analysis of the precision, robustness and speed of elastic resonator interference stress microscopy DOI
    Philipp Liehm, Nils Michael Kronenberg and Malte Christian Gather, Biophysical Journal, 114, 9 , p. 2180-2193 (2018)
  2. Flexible and ultra-lightweight polymer membrane lasers DOI
    Markus Karl, James M. E. Glackin, Marcel Schubert, Nils M. Kronenberg, Graham A. Turnbull, Ifor D. W. Samuel and Malte C. Gather, Nature Communications (2018)
  3. Investigating the molecular orientation of Ir(ppy)3 and Ir(ppy)2(acac) emitter complexes by X-ray diffraction DOI
    Caroline Murawski, Chris Elschner, Simone Lenk, Sebastian Reineke and Malte C. Gather, Organic Electronics, 53, p. 198-204 (2018)
  4. Infrared organic light-emitting diodes with carbon nanotube emitters DOI
    Arko Graf, Caroline Murawski, Yuriy Zakharko, Jana Zaumseil and Malte Christian Gather, Advanced Materials, Early View (2018)
  5. Time-resolved studies of energy transfer in thin films of green and red fluorescent proteins DOI
    Joanna M. Zajac, Marcel Schubert, Thomas Roland, Changmin Keum, Ifor D. W. Samuel and Malte C. Gather, Advanced Functional Materials, Early View (2018)
  6. Tuning charge carrier transport and optical birefringence in liquid-crystalline thin films DOI
    Changmin Keum, Shiyi Liu, Akram Al-Shadeedi, Vikash Kaphle, Michiel Koen Callens, Lu Han, Kristiaan Neyts, Hongping Zhao, Malte Christian Gather, Scott D. Bunge et al., Scientific Reports, 8 (2018)
  7. Ultrastrong coupling of electrically pumped near-infrared exciton-polaritons in high mobility polymers DOI
    Martin Held, Arko Graf, Yuriy Zakharko, Pengning Chao, Laura Tropf, Malte C. Gather and Jana Zaumseil, Advanced Optical Materials, Early View (2017)
  8. Continuous lasing for perovskites DOI
    Malte Christian Gather, Nature Photonics, 11, p. 745-747 (2017)
  9. Electrical pumping and tuning of exciton-polaritons in carbon nanotube microcavities DOI
    Arko Graf, Martin Held, Yuriy Zakharko, Laura Christine Tropf, Malte Christian Gather and Jana Zaumseil, Nature Materials, 16, p. 911-917 (2017)
  10. Long-term imaging of cellular forces with high precision by elastic resonator interference stress microscopy DOI
    Nils M. Kronenberg, Philipp Liehm, Anja Steude, Johanna A. Knipper, Jessica G. Borger, Giuliano Scarcelli, Kristian Franze, Simon J. Powis and Malte C. Gather, Nature Cell Biology, 19, 7 , p. 864-872 (2017)
Last updated: 17 Mar 2016 at 20:48