• Scientific career

    2020 - Professor (W2) at University of Münster (Germany), Physical Chemistry

    2017 - Emmy Noether Research Group on “Programmable self-assembly of topographic nanoparticles”

    2016-2020 Endowed Evonik-Juniorprofessor on Polymer and colloid Science, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany),

    2013-2015 Postdoc in an ERC advanced grant project of Prof. Olli Ikkala, Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science (Finland),

    2008-2012 Graduate student in the group of Prof. Axel H.E. Müller, Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Bayreuth, Germany; Ph.D. in Chemistry with summa cum laude on “Bottom-up Self-Assembly across Hierarchies: From Triblock Terpolymers to Patchy Particles to Colloidal (Co-)Polymers”

    2007 Diploma in Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • Scientific awards:

    • 2019 Reimund Stadler Prize (German Chemical Society)
    • 2019 Zsigmondy Award (German Colloid Society)
    • 2018 Dannie-Heineman-Award (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
    • 2017 Emmy Noether Independent Young Researcher Group (DFG)
    • 2013 Otto-Warburg-Award, Bayreuth, Germany

  • Invited keynote and speaker addresses on international conferences

    11/2019 37th Australasien Polymer Symposium (Keynote Lecture), Sunshine Coast, Australia;
    11/2019 Soft Matter Materials Symposium, QUT, Brisbane, Australia;
    04/2019 Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society (Keynote Lecture), Regensburg, Germany
    02/2019 Macromolecular Colloquium 2019, Freiburg, Germany
    09/2018 SACS 2018 (Keynote Lecture), Bordeaux, France
    08/2018 256th ACS Meeting, Boston, USA
    07/2018 IUPAC MACRO 2018 (Keynote Lecture), Cairns, Australia
    05/2018 Sino-German Young Scientist Forum, Donghua University, China
    03/2018 Joint Symposium Energy Materials Sci. & Tech., University of Tsukuba, Japan
    07/2017 16th international conference on clay, Granada, Spain
    06/2017 9th International Symposium MMOPS, St Petersburg, Russia
    10/2016 63. SEPAWA Congress, Fulda Germany
    07/2016 Polymer Conference 2016, Warwick, UK
    12/2015 Pacifichem2015 (Plenary Lecture), Honululu, Hawaii
    05/2015 Statistical Physics and Mechanics of Forms & Shapes, Mariehamn, Åland

  • Invited talks to universities and research institutes

    07/2019 Colloquium, University of Wuppertal, Germany
    06/2019 MChG Lecture, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    06/2019 Interview ERC Starting Grant, Brussels, Belgium
    01/2019 GDCh Lecture, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    11/2018 2nd Materials Chain Conference, University of Bochum, Germany
    11/2018 Dannie-Heineman Award Lecture, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
    05/2018 Presentation at the ECUST, Shanghai China
    05/2018 Polymer Seminar, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China
    04/2018 Physics Lecture, University of Trondheim, Norway
    03/2018 Polymer-Seminar, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
    02/2018 CENIDE Conference, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
    12/2017 SFB colloquium (SFB985), RWTH Aachen, Germany
    11/2017 CENIDE Anniversary, Binnenschifffahrtsmuseum, Duisburg, Germany
    10/2017 8th Young Chemists‘ Symposium Ruhr, MPI Mühlheim, Germany
    09/2017 Interactive Materials Talks, DWI RWTH Aachen, Germany
    06/2017 Physics Colloquium, University Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    03/2017 GDCh Lecture, UDE, Germany
    02/2017 GDCh Lecture, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    01/2017 SFB Colloquium, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    01/2017 CENIDE Science Talk, Nano Energy Technic Center, Duisburg, Germany
    06/2016 Kolloquium Ernst-Berl-Institut, TU Darmstadt, Germany
    06/2016 PC Colloquium, University Hamburg, Germany
    05/2016 Phys. Colloquium, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    05/2016 CENIDE Science Talk, Nano Energy Technic Center, Duisburg, Germany
    05/2015 Brown Bag Seminar, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
    02/2015 Melville Seminar, University Cambridge, UK
    12/2014 Rising Star Program, FAU, Nürnberg, Germany
    06/2014 MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

  • Collaborations (alphabetical order)

    • Prof. Oleg Borisov, les Matériaux UMR Pau, France, "Theoretical analytics of block copolymer physics"
    • Prof. Marcelo Diaz, Aarhus University, Denmark, "Topological defects in block copolymer systems"
    • Jun.-Prof. Michael Giese, UDE, Germany, "Photoresponsive hydrogen-bonders in morphing microparticles"
    • Prof. Olli Ikkala, Aalto University, Finland, "Tough Bionanocomposites"
    • Prof. Pierangolo Metrangolo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, “Halogen-bonding in triblock terpolymer materials”
    • Dr. Markus Müllner, USYD, Australia, "Polymer architectures for cell delivery"
    • Dr. Arash Nikoubashman, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany. „Modeling of confinement assembly of block copolymers”
    • Prof. Thomas Russell, Amherst University, USA, "Topological particles at interfaces"
    • Dr. Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge, UK, "Photonic block copolymer materials"
    • Jun.-Prof. Jens Voskuhl, UDE, Germany, "Fluorescent micelles with AIE for cell imaging"
    • Jun.-Prof. Dominik Wöll, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, "Super resolution tracking of single molecules"