Dr. Toralf Scharf

Senior Scientist

Toralf Scharf received a MS degree from the University of Duisburg on surface physics in 1993 and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Halle, Germany when he work at the Max Plack Research group "Liquid crystalline systems" with A. Saupe. Since 1997 he has been a senior scientist at the Institute of Microtechnology in Neuchâtel. His scientific interests include electro-optic effects of micro-structured liquid crystals devices and combinations of micro - nanostructures in polymers to realize advanced optical systems. He has recently authored a book entitled “Polarized light in Polymers and Liquid crystals” published with Wiley. 

He was nominated as InnoLecture Guest-Docent at the Ernst Abbe School of Photonics in Jena for the academic year 2011/2012 by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

Research Area

My group is interested in the electro-optic effects of micro-structured liquid crystal devices and combinations of micro - nano- structures in polymers, to realize advanced optical systems.

Contact


Toralf SCHARF
EPFL STI IMT NAM
ELG 237 (Bâtiment ELG)
Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne