Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer

Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer

Main Research Fields

Theoretical Physics and Physical Chemistry of Especially Biological and Synthetic Macromolecular Materials. Development and Application of (multiscale) Computer Simulation Methods. Structure Property Relations, Morphology and Dynamics of Polymers, Polyelectrolytes, Gels, Membranes, Liquid Crystals and Peptides in Bulk and Under Geometrical Constraints, Polymers for Electronic Applications.

Scientific Career

1974 - 1980 Student of Physics, at the University of Cologne/Germany (Diploma 1980, PhD 1983)
1982 - 1984 Scientific Staff, KFA Jülich
1984 - 1985 Postdoc, Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Annandale NJ, USA
1984 - 1988 Assistant Prof., Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
1988 Habilitation, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
1988 - 1995 Senior Scientific Staff, Forschungszentrum KFA Jülich
1995 Bayer AG, Leverkusen
Since 1995 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
1996 Adjoint Professor of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
1998 - 2000

2008 - 2010
Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
2011 Honorary Professor at University of Heidelberg

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

1991 George T. Piercy Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
1992 Walter-Schottky-Award of the German Physical Society (DPG)
1999 Whitby Lecturer, Akron University
2006 Nakamura Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara
2006 Fellow American Physical Society (APS)
2011 American Physical Society (APS) Polymer Prize