Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Bodenschatz

Curriculum Vitae

Employment

Oct. 2017 - Sept. 2020 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), Göttingen
Since 2018    Chair of the Max Planck Central Software Selection Panel
Since 2017  Founding and Steering Committee Member of the Max Planck School Matter to Life
2017 - 2020 Member of the Göttingen Campus Council
2017 - 2020     Member of the Selection Committee of the Dioscuri Excellence Centres in Middle and Eastern Europe
2019 - 2020  Chair of the Max Planck Humboldt Research Award Selection Committee
2017 - 2022   Co-Director Max Planck University of Twente, Centre on Complex Fluid Dynamics, The Netherlands
July 2014 - June 2017 Chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section of the Max Planck Society, Senate Member of the Max Planck Society

July 2012 - June 2014
July 2017 - June 2019

Deputy Chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section of the Max Planck Society
Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2013 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), Göttingen
Since Jan. 2007  Full Professor of Physics, Georg August University, Göttingen
Since July 2005 Director, MPIDS, Göttingen
Since July 2005 Adj. Professor, Department of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Since July 2005  Adj. Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Oct. 2005 - Sept. 2007 Managing Director, MPIDS
Aug. 2003 - June 2005 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, Adj. Director, MPIDS
Jan. 2003 - June 2005 Full Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Nov. 1998 - Dec. 2002 Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Aug. 1999 - May 2000 Visiting Scholar, University of California at San Diego, CA, USA
July 1992 - Oct. 1998 Assistant Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
June 1995 - Aug. 1995 Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Oct. 1989 - June 1992 Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

 

Education

Vordiplom   1982   Physics and Technical Physics, University of Bayreuth
Diplom   1985   Theoretical Physics, University of Bayreuth, minor subject: Polymer Chemistry
Dr. rer. nat.   1989   Theoretical Physics, University of Bayreuth

 

Fellowships and Awards

Research Fellowship Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1989 - 1991

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 1993

Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation 1995

Fellow of the American Physical Society 2003

Creativity Extension NSF-PHY for Turbulence Research 2003

Institute of Physics Fellow 2004

Einstein Colloquium Lectureship, Weizmann Institute 2007

Crocco Colloquium Lectureship, Princeton University 2011

Publication Price of the Deutsche Museum 2012

Linné FLOW Centre lecture, KTH 2013

Fellow European Mechanics Society 2014

Stanley Corrsin Award of the American Physical Society 2014

Honorary Doctorate from the Ecole Normale Superiéure de Lyon 2015

Fellow European Physical Society, 2016

Member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2016

Member Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leopoldina, 2020

 

Memberships

American Physical Society (fellow)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte

Institute of Physics (fellow)

European Mechanics Society (fellow)

Memberships:  EPS,  Union of Concerned Scientists

 

Professional Service (selected)

  • German Science Foundation, Review Board, Statistical Physics, Soft Matter, Biological Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics (2020-2023)
  • Coordinator of the European High Performance Infrastructure in Turbulence (EuHIT) (2013 - 2017)
  • Vice Speaker of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research, Göttingen (2012 - )
  • Member of the Göttingen Research Council (2012 - 2015)
  • Member of the CPTS Perspectives Commission of the Max Planck Society (2009 - 2018)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of arXiv at Cornell University (2004 - )
  • Member of the MPG taskforce on OA publishing (2014 - )
  • Member of the governing board of the German Physical Society responsible for publications (2016 - 2020)
  • Editorial Board Member Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics (2008 - 2017)
  • Vice Chair CRC Astrophysical Flow Instabilities and Turbulence, Göttingen (2012 - 2015)
  • Chair selection committee for the CPTS Max Planck Research Groups (2010, 2008, 2013)
  • Member of the Presidential Commission of the MPG on Scientific Personnel (2010 - 2014)
  • Vice Chair of the EU-COST Action: Particles in Turbulence (2009 - 2013)
  • Chair Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara (2010 - 2011)
  • Member Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara (2008 - 2012)
  • Director, Materials Research Society (2008 - 2011)
  • Member of the Göttingen Research Council (2005 - 2008)
  • Founder and Chair of the International Collaboration for Turbulence Research (2006 - 2007)
  • Editor in Chief New Journal of Physics (2004 - 2015)
  • Editor New Journal of Physics (2002 - 2004)
  • Editor EPJH - Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics (2012 - 2015)
  • Editor Physica D (2001 - 2005)
  • Editor SIAM Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems (2001 - 2003)
  • External Reviewer for the Leibniz Society, TIB Hanover (2011)
  • External Reviewer IREAP, University of Maryland (2010)
  • CNRS Reviewer of ENS Paris, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique (2009)
  • CNRS Reviewer of ENS Lyon, Laboratoire de Physique (2006)
  • Reviewer or Panel member for CRDF, DOE, DFG, ERC, FOM, NASA, NSF, KIST, RCN
  • Referee for many scholarly journals

 

Organizer Conferences and Summer Schools (selected)

  • Co-Organizer of the workshop Fluid Physics of Life”, MPI for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, October 21 - 25, 2019
  • Organizer of the International School and workshop Astrophysical Turbulence: From Galaxies to Planets”, MPI for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, October 7 - 11, 2013
  • Organizer of the program “The Nature of Turbulence” at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, February - June 2011
  • Organizer of the International School and workshop “Dynamics of Inertial Particles: From Ocean and Atmosphere to Planets”, MPI for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, September 1 - 26, 2008
  • Organizer of the mini-program “Cardiac Dynamics” at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, July 10 - August 4, 2006
  • Symposium organizer 1st Indo-U.S. Frontiers of Science Symposium, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, January 9 - 11, 2005
  • Organizer of the program “Pattern Formation in Physics and Biology” at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, August - December 2003

 

Research focus

Fluid physics (turbulence, cloud microphysics, thermal convection, microfludic, particle tracking)

Physics to medicine (mechanics of the heart, electrical turbulence/fibrillation, cilia physiology in the brain, human aerosols and droplets)

Synthetic biology (artificial cilia, artificial cells)

Biocomplexity (chemotaxis and cell migration, structure formation, reaction-diffussion processes)

Go to Editor View