Trinity College Dublin, School of Physics, Dublin 2, Ireland
Prof. Blau studied Physics and Music at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Following completion of his Diplomarbeit in 1979 and doctoral thesis in 1983 under the supervision of Prof. A. Penzkofer in the area of ultrafast laser physics and spectroscopy and period at Siemens Research Laboratories in Erlangen, he joined Prof. D.J. Bradley, FRS at Trinity College Dublin in 1983 as British Petroleum Venture Research Fellow. In 1985 he was appointed as Lecturer in the Science of Materials / Physics at Trinity and promoted to Associate Professor in 1991. Since 2003 he is Professor (Personal Chair) of Physics of Advanced Materials. From 1992-2007 he was Research Director of the Materials Ireland Polymer Research Centre at Trinity, a centre providing research and development services to Irish polymer industry. Over the years, he has participated in numerous College, national and international working groups and committees and was Head of Department of Trinity Physics from 1998 – 2003.
Prof. Blau is frequently a keynote speaker at leading international conferences. In 2010/11 he has given keynotes in Shanghai, China; Punta de Tralca, Chile; Pretoria, South Africa; Krakow, Poland; Yokohama, Japan.
Molecular and Carbon Nanotechnology