Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Rd. MS 69
Menlo Park, CA
Biographical Sketch: Karsten is currently a postdoc at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, working on organic and perovskite photovoltaics in the groups of Chris Tassone and Mike Toney. He received his PhD under Gert Heinrich at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung (IPF) in Dresden in collaboration with the Technische Universitaet Dresden in 2013. In the group of Konrad Schneider, he studied strain-induced crystallization in natural rubber, using synchrotron X-ray diffraction, focusing on crystallization on short time scales and under dynamic load, as well as on relationships between strain-induced crystallization and mechanical properties. He received a MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Dipl.-Ing. degree from Technische Universität München.