Theoretical Physics with Focus on Complex Fluids

Head of the group

Organization name Institute of Theoretical Physics
Office EW 7-1
Building EW
Room EW 707
Address Hardenbergstraße 36
10623 Berlin
Office hoursby agreement

Scientific Vitae

since 2009Professor of Theoretical Physics, Technical University Berlin
2008 - 2009Professor of Theoretical Physics, Free University of Berlin
2007 - 2009Visiting professor of Theoretical Physics, Technical University Berlin
2005Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, Technical University Berlin (thesis on Dipolar fluids under external perturbations)
2001 - 2007Leader of an Emmy-Noether research group (DFG), Technical University Berlin
1998 - 2000Postdoctoral research associate (supervisor: G. N. Patey), Dept. of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1998Dr. rer. nat. (Physics), summa cum laude (PhD thesis on Phase transitions in dipolar fluids)
1993 - 1998PhD student (supervisor: F. Forstmann), Free University of Berlin
1993Diploma in Physics, University of Göttingen (thesis on disordered Potts models, supervisor: R. Kree)
1987 - 1993Study of Physics at Universities Erlangen-Nürnberg and Göttingen

Awards & scholarships

2001 - 2007Emmy-Noether fellowship (DFG)
2000Schlössmann fellowship (MPG)
1999 - 2000Research scholarship (DFG)
1998Carl-Ramsauer Award for an outstanding PhD thesis

Further activities (selection)

since 2021Co-Editor Europhysics Letters
since 05/2016Member of the DFG Review Boards 310 Statistical Physics, Soft Matter, Biological Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics
2018 - 2022Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 910
Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems: Theoretical methods and concepts of application
(Vice coordinator from 01/2011 - 01/2018)
2011 - 2018Project leader within the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 951
Hybrid inorganic-organic systems for opto-electronics
2009 - 2018Vice-Chairman of the Graduate School (RTG) 1558
Nonlinear collectice dynamics in condensed matter and biological systems
2016 - 2022Project leader DFG Priority Programme 1681
Field-controlled particle matrix interaction:synthesis, multi-scale modelling and application of magnetic hybrid-materials
2009 - 2008Project leader in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1524
Self-assembled soft matter nanostructures at interfaces
2018 - 2023Ombudsfrau of Technical University Berlin
2013 - 2017Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Technical University Berlin
2010 - 2016Member of the executive board of Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin
2009 - 2016Member of the selection committee of the Gustav-Hertz Preis (DPG)
2004 - 2010Project leader within the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 448
Mesoscopically structured composites