Dr. Manuel Alonso Orts

Manuel Alonso Orts

Manuel Alonso Orts is a junior postdoc working at the Solid State Materials group of the University of Bremen since February 2021. His research is financed by the ZF04 grants from the CRDF of the University of Bremen. until January 2025.

After finishing his degree and Master studies, the latter which earned the second prize at the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) 2018 Master Thesis Award, he completed his predoctoral work at the Materials Physics department of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in October 2020, when he successfully defended his PhD Thesis in Physics titled “Architectures based on Ga2O3 micro- and nanowires with applications in photonics”. His PhD thesis won the annual Extraordinary Doctoral Award of his Faculty, which is awarded to the top 10% PhD Thesis defended during each year.

At AG Eickhoff, Dr. Alonso-Orts co-supervises the PhD Thesis of Martin S. Williams, and he has supervised some Bachelor and Master students. Their research is focused on the study of the structural and optical properties of doped gallium oxide (Ga2O3) thin films of different polymorphs and the optimization of beta-Ga2O3-based microwire optical cavities. Manuel Alonso-Orts also works on the optical spectroscopy of nitride nanostructures.

His research work has resulted in 17 international peer-reviewed research publications, either as a first author or as a co-author, as well as one book chapter and a recently submitted patent to the SPTO/OEPM. He is proficient in Spanish and English language and has a B1+ knowledge of the German language, and is eager to establish collaborations with other researchers in Germany and abroad with common interests.

In 2023, he won the prestigious Spanish Royal Society and BBVA bank (RSEF-BBVA) award for the best publication in the journal of the Spanish Royal Society, for his publication (co-authored with M. A. Sánchez) titled "Iridiscencia y cristales fotónicos en el Bachillerato".

Impressions from the RSFE-BBVA award ceremony in December 2023:

Award ceremony
Award ceremony