Dynamics of Complex Fluids
Alumni of the department DCF
did his PostDoc Research in our group on the theoretical aspects of wet granular matter physics. After another extended stay at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of complex systems in Dresden, he accepted a professorship at the Chair of Mathematics in the Life Sciences of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
was with us from 2006-2009 as a PostDoc studying the dynamics of wet granular matter. He then moved toBayreuth University for his Habilitation and in 2018 accepted a fast tenure track associated professor position with Duke Kunshan University, Shanghai.
lead a research group on nonequilibrium soft matter from 2012 to 2018 in our department. In 2018 he accepted an offer of a lecturer position at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling at Loughborough University, UK.
did his PhD and a PostDoc in our group on research with liquid crystals in complex geometry. In 2018 he became a Professor at the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg, heading the living matter physics group.
was head of the independent Max Planck research group "Network Dynamics" at MPIDS. Subsequently, as group leader in our department, he was significantly involved in the EcoBus research project before being appointed to the Technical University of Dresden. Since 2017 he has held a strategic professorship at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chair of Network Dynamics.
worked in our group until as a post-doc on wetting phenomena in complex geometries. After further stays at the Department of Physics at Durham University (UK) and the department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Edinburgh (UK), he joined Northumbria university in Newcastle (UK) as Vice-Chancellor fellow in the MDRT of Future Engineering in 2016.
pursued research on pattern formation in geological systems with his research group in our department since 2011. In 2016 he accepted a professorship at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
was doing postdoctoral research in our department on statistical mechanics in granular media for several years. He developed a novel technique to detect force chains in granular piles based on two-photon fluorescence in ruby spheres. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Nanotechnology in Chennai, India.
was PhD student in our group until 2012 and investigates the swimming behavior of parasites. After a PostDoc position in Princeton, USA, she accepted an Assistant Professorship at the Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India in 2015.
worked in our group as a PhD student and postdoc on active soft matter from 2007-2012. After an additional post-doctoral stay in Princeton, USA, he moved in 2015 on an Assitant professorship to the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) in Bangalore, India.
worked with us as a postdoc in the field of nematic liquid crystals and microfluidics. In 2012 he accepted an Assistant Professorship at the faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, department of Physics of the University of Maribor (SLO) and the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia.
lead the group “micro and nano structures in two phase liquids” from 2009 to 2010 before he launched his independent Max Planck research group “droplets, membranes and interfaces” at our institute. Since the end of 2013 he is professor for soft microsystems at the university Bordeaux (F) at the CRPP (Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal).
has been working with us on the dynamics of wet granular matter and porous media. Effective March 1st, 2012, she accepted a faculty position at Clemson Universtity South Carolina.
joined us as a postdoc when we were still at Ulm University and was among the first members of the new department at the Max Planck intitute in Göttingen. After one more year as a postdoc in Beijing (CAS), he is now a full professor at Harbin University (China).
has been one oft the driving forces in our bio-physical projects. After a Post-doctoral stay at Harvard University (USA), she holds since 2008 a professorship at the Courant Research Center for Nano-Spectroscopy and X-Ray Imaging of the University of Göttingen.
holds a full professorship at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken since late 2007, while still maintaining an active research group as well at our Institute in Göttingen.
left our department in 2007 for a chair for Theoretical Physics (Hess succession) at the TU Berlin.
contributed to the achievements on microfluidics in our group until his PhD in 2007, before he left as a PostDoc to the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Since 2009 he is Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.
has been doing pioneering research with us on scanning force microscopy of liquid surfaces. Afterwards he held a chair in Physical Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth. Since 2015 he is Professor for Physical Chemistry of Polymeric Materials at the TU Dresden and Director of the Institute for Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics at the Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research Dresden.
was with the group from 1999 until 2004. He performed decisive experiments on nano-scale wetting phenomena, among others with the Surface Forces Apparatus and with electro-wetting. He now holds a chair for Physics of Complex Fluids at University of Twente (Netherlands).
has been with us from 1997 until 2001. She performed groundbreaking experiments on dewetting and structure formation in thin liquid films. She now holds a chair for Experimental Physics at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken.
Alumni since 2016