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Michael SalvadorDr. Michael Salvador

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington


PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, 2008

MS, Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, 2002 (Diploma)

BS, Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, 1999 (Vordiplom)

Research Interests

I am interested in organic polymer electronics, organic thin-film devices, photorefractive polymers, optical imaging through biological tissue, photorefractive holography, coherence-domain imaging, cross-sectional tomographic imaging, biosensing and bioimaging.

Current Research

I am currently working with Dr. David S. Ginger, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, on what is called "organic electronics" which means electronic devices based on organic chemistry material. I will be working on surface plasmon enhanced organic solar cells.

While at Caltech I worked on optical phase conjugation for turbidity suppression in biological tissue using a NIR-sensitive photorefractive polymer composite as the recoding medium.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. M. Salvador, J. Prauzner, S. Köber, K. Meerholz, K. Jeong and D. D. Nolte; Three-dimensional holographic imaging of living tissue using a highly sensitive photorefractive polymer device, Opt. Express 17, 11834 (2009).

2. S. Köber, F. Gallego-Gomez, M. Salvador, K. Meerholz, F. B. Kooistra, J. C. Hummelen, F. Mielke, O. Nuyken; Improved fullerene-sensitized organic photorefractive polymers for coherence based NIR-imaging, Chem. Mat., submitted (2009).

3. D. Nau, A. Christ, H. Giessen, A. Wagner, A. Euteneuer, W. W. Ruhle, M. Salvador, E. Mecher and K. Meerholz; Femtosecond properties of photorefractive polymers, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 95, 31 (2009).

4. M. Breede, N. Koukourakis, N. C. Gerhardt, M. Hofmann, S. Köber, M. Salvador and K. Meerholz; Depth-resolved holographic imaging with variable depth resolution using a spectrally tunable diode laser, Electron. Lett. 45, 46 (2008).

5. M. Salvador, J. Prauzner, S. Köber, K. Meerholz, K. Jeong and D. D. Nolte; Depth-resolved holographic optical coherence imaging using a high-sensitivity photorefractive polymer device, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231114 (2008).

6. M. Salvador, F. Gallego-Gomez, S. Köber and K. Meerholz; Bipolar charge transport in an organic photorefractive composite, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 154102 (2007).

7. F. Gallego-Gomez, M. Salvador, S. Köber and K. Meerholz; High-performance reflection gratings in photorefractive polymers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 251113 (2007).