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REPORT: From Langmuir Monolayers to Multilayer Films and Capsules
Oct 23, 2014

Topic:From Langmuir Monolayers to Multilayer Films and Capsules

Speaker:Prof. Helmuth Möhwald
                  Director Department of Interfaces Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
                  Potsdam, Germany

Time:2014/10/23(Thursday) 9:30am


Bio Information:

Curriculum Vitae
1971: Diploma in Physics, (University Göttingen)
1974: PhD in Physics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
1974-1975: Postdoc, (IBM San Jose)
1978: Habilitation in Physics, (University of Ulm)
1981-1987: Associate Professor (C3) in Experimental Physics (Biophysics), (TU München)
1987-1993: Chair (C4) in Physical Chemistry, (University of Mainz)
Since 1993: Director and Scientific Member, (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces)
Since 1995: Honorary Professor, (University of Potsdam)
Since 2014: Consultant with CEA Marcoule

1979: Physics Award of the German Physical Society
1998: Raphael-Eduard-Liesegang Award of the German Colloid Society
2000: Chaire de Paris
2002: Lectureship Award of the Japanese Colloid Society, Sendai
2002: Founder’s Lecture, London
2004: Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2006: Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2007: Prix-Gay-Lussac, French Ministry of Research and Technology in collaboration with the Alexander Humboldt Foundation
2007: Overbeek Medal of the European Colloid and Interface Society
2008: Honorary Doctorate of the University Montpellier, France
2009: Wolfgang Ostwald Price of the German Colloid Society
2010: BP Visiting Lecturer 2010, Cambridge Univ.,UK
2012: Member of the Academy of Europe
2014: Langmuir Lectureship Award of the American Chemical Society
2014: Elyuhar-Goldschmidt Award of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society

ISI Publication Record (April 2014)
Publications: >940, citations >40.000, average citations per Item > 42,5
h-index: 98, “Highly Cited Scientist”

Research Interests
Biomimetic Systems
Structure of Complex Interfaces (amphiphiles, peptides, proteins, polymers, clusters, particles
Polymer (protein)/Lipid Interactions
Processes at Surfaces of Model Membranes
Chemistry and Physics in Confined Space
Structure Transitions (phase transitions and separations, crystallization and growth, swelling)
Encapsulation and Release
Dynamics at Interfaces
Molecular Motion (translational, rotational)
Electron/Energy Transfer
Molecular Exchange


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