Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester

Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester

Main Research Fields

Colloidal Soft Matter, Organic/Inorganic Nanoparticles, Organic Opto-Electronic/Molecular Electronic, Functional Surfaces, Bio and Bio-Inspired Systems

Scientific Career

1988 - 1993 Study of Chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt
1992 - 1995 Research at the Ecole d’Application des Hauts Polymères, France in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Lambla
1993 - 1995 Research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research with Prof. Dr. H.W. Spiess
1995 PhD thesis, Title: „Characterization of core-shell polymers by electron microscopy and modern solid-state NMR methods“
1996 - 1997 Research scientist at the Emulsion Polymers Institute, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
1998 - 2003 Project leader of the group „Miniemulsions“ at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in the department „Colloid chemistry“ (head of the department: Prof. Dr. M. Antonietti)
2002 Habilitation at the University of Potsdam in Physical Chemistry
2003 - 2008 C4 professor (full professor) at the University of Ulm, leader of the Department for Organic Chemistry III- Macromolecular Chemistry and Organic Materials
Since 2008 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

1998 Liebig stipend of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI)
2001 Prize of the Hermann Schnell Stiftung
2001 Reimund Stadler prize of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
2003 - 2004 Spokesperson for the Young Academy
2002 - 2007 Member of the Young Academy (Junge Akademie) of the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Deutschen Naturforscher Leopoldina
Since 2010 Member of the selection commission of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Since 2011 Member of Acatech (Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften)

Principl Investigators, Steering Committee