Holzinger works since the late nineties in the
field of functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes and was one of
the first organic chemist in Europe who worked in this field.
his Ph.D work in the group of Prof. Dr. Hirsch at the Institute of Organic
Chemistry, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, he
firstly reported several new organic chemical reactions for the exoheral
modification of nanotubes like the attachment of radicals or nitrenes
and participated to further functionalization methods like the cycloaddition
of azomethineylides. His pioneering work
contributed to a better processability of this exeptional material.
his Ph.D. he joined the group of Patrick Bernier at the university Montpellier
II, France, where he worked on the fabrication of reinforced carbon nanotube
composites and the optimization of the production of carbon nanotubes and
nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes.
worked at the Max Planck Institute for solid state research in Stuttgart,
Germany, in the group of Sigmar Roth where he developed a new
functionalization method for such hetero nanotubes.
a short stay at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Schwieberdingen, he joint the group
BEA of Serge Cosnier in 2006. Since that time his research interest is focused
on the development of biosensors and biofuel cells based on functionalized nanomaterials.