Curriculum Vitae

Scientific and Professional Background
Physics of colloidal suspensions: colloidal glasses, gels and crystals
Directed colloidal self-assembly
Synthesis of responsive colloids
Phase behaviour, structure and dynamics of anisotropic model colloids
Glass transition and jamming in dense microgel suspensions
Rheology, scattering and microscopy (TEM and confocal microscopy)
Experimental method development
Interactions of soft colloids with model biomembranes

Professional Appointments
Since February 2018 Junior Professor (W1) at the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), RWTH Aachen, Germany

Private Docent at the department of Physical Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden
2013 - 2018 Researcher at the Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden (100% research)
2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden
2009 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2004 - 2009 Research Assistant at the Physical Chemistry 1, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2004 - 2009 Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Bayreuth
„Structure, dynamics and association of colloidal thermosensitive core-shell particles“ Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Ballauff
Degree awarded: Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)
Grade: summa cum laude (highest honor)
Granting of doctorate: July 20th, 2009
2002 - 2003 Polymer Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany, ERASMUS Exchange
2000 - 2003 M.Sc. in Materials Science at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon, France
1998 - 2000 Undergraduate degree in Materials Science at the University of Technology of Mulhouse, France

Fellowships and Grants
2018 Ramp-up grant SFB 985
2014 Grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation „Anisotropic Forces in Colloid Chemistry“ (co-investigator until 2020)

Grant from Lund Nanometer Consortium: „Directed self-assembly of nanoparticles using nanostructured electrode arrays“ (co-investigator)

Grant from Lund Nanometer Consortium: „Responsive artificial nacre“ (co-investigator)

Grant from the Crafoord foundation: „Towards responsive artificial nacre“ (co-investigator)