Dr. Christoph Neef

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI


Studies of physics at Heidelberg University (2006-2012). Diploma in physics (2012). Research assistant at the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics, Heidelberg. Doctoral fellowship by the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics. Dissertation in the field of solid-state physics and Li-ion batteries ("Growth and characterization of LiMPO4 and Li2MSiO4 M = (Mn, Fe, Co) micro- and macro-crystals"). Doctoral degree in physics (2016).

Research assistant and deputy manager of the laboratory for synthesis and crystal growth at Kirchhoff Institute for Physics (2016-2017).

Since April 2017: Research associate and project manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.

Work Focus

  • Analysis of innovation systems in the field of micro- and nano-technology and materials sciences.
  • Investigation of the role of European collaboration networks and Innovation Hubs for the utilization of KETs.

  • Research- and technology analysis of Industry 4.0 implementation in the European process industry.



Neef, C.; Wadepohl, H.; Meyer, H.-P.; Klingeler, R. (2017): High-pressure optical floating-zone growth of Li(Mn,Fe)PO4 single crystals. In: Journal of Crystal Growth 462, pp. 50-59.

Neef, C. (2016): Züchtung und Untersuchung von LiMPO4 und Li2MSiO4 M = (Mn,Fe,Co) Mikro- und Makrokristallen. Ph.D. thesis, Heidelberg University.

Li, Z.; Ottmann, A.; Thauer, E.; Neef, C.; Sai, H.; Sun, Q.; Cendrowski, K.; Meyer, H.-P.; Vaynzof, Y.; Mijowska, E.; Xiang, J.; Klingeler, R. (2016): A facile synthesis method and electrochemical studies of hierarchical structured MoS2/C-nanocomposite. In: RSC Advances 6, pp. 76084-76092.

Neef, C.; Meyer, H.-P.; Klingeler, R. (2015): Morphology controlled two-step synthesis and electrochemical studies on hierarchically structured LiCoPO4. In: Solid State Sciences 48, pp. 270-277.

Wenelska, K.; Neef, C.; Schlestein, L.; Klingeler, R.; Kalenczuk, R. J.; Mijowska, E. (2015): Carbon nanotubes decorated by mesoporous cobalt oxide as electrode material for lithium-ion batteries. In: Chemical Physics Letters 635, pp. 185-189.

Baek, S.-H.; Klingeler, R.; Neef, C.; Koo, C.; Büchner, V; Grafe, H.-J. (2014): Unusual spin fluctuations and magnetic frustration in olivine and non-olivine LiCoPO4 detected by 31P and 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance. In: Physical Review B 89, 134424.

Wang, K.; Maljuk, A.; Blum, C. G. F.; Kolb, T.; Jähne, C.; Neef, C.; Grafe, H.-J.; Giebeler, L.; Wadepohl, H.; Meyer, H.-P.; Wurmehl, S.; Klingeler, R. (2014): Growth, characterization, and magnetic properties of a Li(Mn,Ni)PO4 single crystal. In: Journal of Crystal Growth 386, pp. 16-21.

Neef, C.; Jähne, C.; Meyer, H.-P.; Klingeler, R. (2013): Morphology and Agglomeration Control of LiMnPO4 Micro- and Nanocrystals. In: Langmuir 29, pp. 8054-8060.

Jähne, C.; Neef, C.; Koo, C.; Meyer, H.-P.; Klingeler, R. (2013): A new LiCoPO4 polymorph via low temperature synthesis. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1, pp. 2856-2862.

Kanoun, O. et al (2012): Lecture Notes on Impedance Spectroscopy – Measurement, Modeling and Applications 3. Leiden: CRC Press.