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. Photostimulation for in vitro optogenetics with high power blue organic light-emitting diodes DOI
    Andrew Morton, Caroline Murawski, Yali Deng, Changmin Keum, Gareth B. Miles, Javier A. Tello and Malte C. Gather, Advanced Biosystems, Early View (2019)
  2. Three-terminal RGB full-color OLED pixels for ultrahigh density displays DOI
    Markus Fröbel, Felix Fries, Tobias Schwab, Simone Lenk, Karl Leo, Malte C. Gather and Sebastian Reineke, Scientific Reports, 8 (2018)
  3. Non-obstructive intracellular nanolasers DOI
    Alasdair Fikouras, Marcel Schubert, Markus Karl, Jothi Dinesh Kumar, Simon John Powis, Andrea Di Falco and Malte Christian Gather, Nature Communications, 9 (2018)
  4. Deep blue oxadiazole-containing thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for organic light-emitting diodes DOI
    Michael Yin Wong, Simonas Krotkus, Graeme Copley, Wenbo Li, Caroline Murawski, David Hall, Gordon Hedley, Marie Jaricot, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin et al., Applied Materials & Interfaces, In press (2018)
  5. Investigating the onset of the strong coupling regime by fine-tuning the Rabi splitting in multilayer organic microcavities DOI
    Laura Tropf and Malte C. Gather, Advanced Optical Materials, Early View (2018)
  6. Podocyte injury elicits loss and recovery of cellular forces DOI
    Kathryn Haley, Nils Michael Kronenberg, Philipp Liehm, Mustafa Elshani, Cameron Bell, David James Harrison, Malte Christian Gather and Paul Andrew Reynolds, Science Advances, 4, 6 (2018)
  7. Phase-locked lasing in 1D and 2D patterned metal-organic microcavities DOI
    Andreas Mischok, Mona Kliem, Robert Brückner, Stefan Meister, Hartmut Fröb, Malte C. Gather and Karl Leo, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Early View (2018)
  8. The role of metallic dopants in improving the thermal stability of the electron transport layer in organic light-emitting diodes DOI
    Chang-Min Keum, Nils Michael Kronenberg, Caroline Murawski, Kou Yoshida, Yali Deng, Cordelia Berz, Wenbo Li, Mengjie Wei, Ifor D. W. Samuel and Malte C. Gather, Advanced Optical Materials, Early View (2018)
  9. 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)
  10. 20-1: Invited paper: Towards deep-blue materials with efficient triplet harvesting DOI
    Simonas Krotkus, Michael Y. Wong, Gordon Hedley, Marie Jaricot, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Caroline Murawski, Malte C. Gather, Yoann Olivier, David Beljonne et al., SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 49, 1 , p. 239-242 (2018)
Last updated: 17 Mar 2016 at 20:48