Dr. Elke Neu
Saarland University
Faculty for Natural Sciences and Technology, Physics
Campus E2.6, Office 1.17
66123 Saarbrücken
+49 (0)681 302 2739



  • Since February 2015: Junior Research Group Leader at Saarland University, funded by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education
    Research topic: Diamond scanning probes for applications in the life sciences

  • November 2012 until february 2015: PostDoc in the Quantum Sensing Lab, Basel University, Supervisor Prof. Patrick Maletinsky
    Research Topic: Scanning Probe Magnetometry using single NV centers in diamond

  • June 2012 until november 2012: PostDoc Saarland University, Quantum Optics group, supervisor Prof. Christoph Becher

  • June 2012: PhD in physics (grade: summa cum laude),  Quantum Optics group, supervisor Prof. Christoph Becher
    Thesis Topic: Single silicon vacancy centers in chemical vapor deposition diamond: New insights into promising single photon sources 3 years PhD fellow of the Foundation of German Economy (sdw)

  • August 2011: Research stay, group Prof. Marko Loncar,  Harvard University (USA)
    Project Topic: Fabrication of diamond nanowires for optimized single photon emission from SiV centers in diamond
  • 2009-2012: Participant of Excellence Program for female scientists at Saarland Univesity

  • September 2006: Physics Diploma (Master), University of Kaiserslautern, Supervisor Prof. Thomas Halfmann
    Thesis Topic: Expeiments towards coherently enhanced Raman Scattering in NO-Molecules