Research Interests

New materials & design principles for solar energy systems; Artificial and biological model systems for light-harvesting (LH) in order to better understand the fundamental processes that govern nature's highly efficient photosynthetic masterpieces; Collective phenomena found in self-assembled nanoscale systems such as supra-molecular assemblies (Frenkel exciton systems), semiconductor nanostructures (Wannier exciton systems), metallic nanostructures (plasmonic systems), and organic/inorganic hybrid systems; Energy and electron transport processes in nanoscale systems; steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy combined with microscopy techniques.



  • D.M. Eisele, D.H. Arias, X. Fu, Bloemsma, C.P. Steiner, R. Jensen, P. Rebentrost, H. Eisele, S. Llyod, A. Tokmakoff, J. Knoester, D. Nicastro, K.A. Nelson, and M.G. Bawendi, Robust Excitons in Soft Supramolecular Nanotubes, PNAS, 2014, 111, E3367-E3375
  • D.M. Eisele, C.W. Cone, E.A. Bloemsma, C.G.F. Vlaming, S.M. van der Kwaak, R.J. Silbey, M.G. Bawendi, J. Knoester, J.P. Rabe and D.A. Vanden Bout, Utilizing Redox-Chemistry to Elucidate the Nature of Exciton Transitions in Supramolecular Dye Nanotubes, Nature Chem, 2012, 4, 655-662
  • D.M. Eisele, H. v. Berlepsch, C. Böttcher, K.J. Stevenson, D.A. Vanden Bout, S. Kirstein, and J.P. Rabe, Photoinduced growth of sub-7 nm silver nanowires within a chemically active organic nanotibular template, JACS, 2010, 132, 2104-2105
  • D.M. Eisele, J. Knoester, S. Kirstein, J.P. Rabe and D.A. Vanden Bout, Uniform exciton fluorescence from individual molecular nanotubes immobilized on solid Substrates, Nature Nanotech, 2009, 4, 658-663


Job History

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, CCNY and CUNY Graduate Center
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr.rer.nat (PhD equivalent), Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany