Alumni

Dr. Adler, Juliane – Experimental physics (Huster, UL)

Research topic: Modified interactions in A-beta (1-40) fibrils
Date of defence: October 27, 2015
Methods:
1) Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR):
2) Structure investigation of secondary structures:
– cross-polarization (CP)
– proton driven spin diffusion (2D)
– Dynamics (DIPSHIFT)
3) Fluorescence spectroscopy

Dr. Aguiar da Silva, Cecilia – Polymer engineering (Beiner, MLU)

Research topic: Composites with self-assembled block copolymer matrices
Title of thesis: “Influence of morphology on the softening behavior of vulcanized BR-SBR diblock copolymers”
Date of defence: November 4, 2016

Dr. Anton, Arthur Markus – Experimental physics (Kremer, UL)

Research topic: Structure-property relationships in spider silk
Title of thesis: “Infrarotspektroskopie zur Strukturanalyse weicher Materie”
Date of defence: November 15th, 2016
Method: Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) (temperature, pressure, orientation)

Dr. Babur, Tamoor – Experimental physics (Beiner, MLU)

Title of thesis: Structure and relaxation dynamics of comb-like polymers with rigid backbone
Date of defence: August 16, 2017
Method: X-ray diffraction, Dynamic mechanical analysis, Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS)

Dr. Bärenwald, Ruth – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: Solid-State NMR Investigations and MD Simulations of Lipid Bilayers in Interaction with Amphiphilic and Polyphilic Molecules
Date of defence: November 07, 2018
Method: Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Magic Angle Spinning (MAS), 1H, 13C NMR, DIPSHIFT, Determination of dipolar coupling

Dr. Balko, Jens – Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)

Research topic: Structure formation and crystallization in semiconducting side chain polymers
Title of thesis: “Strukturbildung und Kristallinität von Poly(3-Hexylthiophen) im Volumen und in dünnen Filmen”
Date of defence: July 29, 2015
Methods:
1) Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS)
2) Flash Differential Scanning Calorimetry (Flash-DSC)

Dr. Baumann, Monika – Experimental physics (Balbach, MLU)

Title of thesis: Biophysikalische Untersuchungen an Amyloidfibrillen
Date of defence: June 19, 2017
Methods: Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), 1H, 15N, 13C, High-pressure NMR, Protein expression and purification, DNA modification, Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy

Dr. Böker, Arne – Theoretical physics (Paul, MLU)

Research topic: Structure formation in the presence of specific interactions
Date of defence: November 4, 2019
Methods: Monte-Carlo-Simulation

Dr. Danke, Varun – Engineering (Beiner, MLU)

Research topic: Structure formation in comb-like polymers with rigid backbones
Date of defence: 18.09.2020
Method: X-ray Scattering

Dr. Enke, Peter – Biochemistry (Kiefhaber, MLU)

Research topic: Dynamic and structural properties of amyloid forming and intrinsically disordered polypeptide chains
Date of defence: 12.03.2021
Method: Triplett-Triplett Energy Transfer (TTET)

Dr. Fischer, Matthias – Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)

Research topic: Structure properties of block copolymers for organic solar cells
Date of defence: 01.07.2020
Methods: Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Dr. Flieger, Ann-Kristin – Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)

Research topic: Substrate induced molecular order and nuclation in polyer thin films
Title: Grenzflächeninduzierte Kristallisation von Polymeren durch Prefreezing
Date of defence: September 04, 2017
Methods:
1) Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
– Intermittent Contact Mode
– Temperature dependent
2) Diffraction on thin polymer films
– Grazing incidence diffraction (GID)
– X-ray reflectivity (XRR)

Dr. Fuchs, Christian – Phys. chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)

Research topic: Polymer chains at the air-water interface
Title of thesis: “Selbstorganisation von Homopolymeren und amphiphilen Triblockcopolymeren auf wässrigen Subphasen”
Date of defence: February 27. 2017
Methods:
1) Monolayer microscopy
2) Langmuir measurements
3) Brewster angle microscopy
4) Langmuir-Blodgett

Dr. Hoffmann, Felix – Theoretical Chemistry (Sebastiani, MLU)

Research topic: Structural Driving Forces and Their Spectroscopic Signatures: From Protonation Dynamics to Amyloid Formation
Date of defence: April 23, 2018
Method: Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Dr. Ivanov, Momchil – Theoretical physics (Janke, UL)

Research topic: MC simulation of polymers on different length scales
Date of defence: May 28, 2019
Methods:
1) Markov Chain Monte-Carlo simulation
2) Statistical physics
3) Computational physics
4) Computer modelling: coarse grained models, atomistic models

Dr. Jbeily, Mark – Physical chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)

Research topic: Amphiphilic block copolymers synthesis
Title of thesis: Fluorophilicity in Biologically Relevant Systems Studied with Fluorinated Rhodamines
Date of defence: April 21, 2017
Methods:
1) Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)
2) Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT)
3) Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
4) Synthetic fluorophylic dyes

Dr. John, Torsten – Physical chemistry (Abel, UL)

Research topic: Amyloid peptides near biologically relevant interfaces
Date of defence: 13.02.2020
Methods: Molecular Dynamics simulations (MD), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Dr. Kipnusu, Wycliffe Kiprop – Experimental physics (Kremer, UL)

Date of defence: September 17, 2015
Research topic: Dynamics of glass forming systems confined under 1D and 2D confinement
Methods:
1) Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS)
2) Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Dr. Kordts, Martin – Physical chemistry (Hinderberger, MLU)

Research topic: Characterization of the Self-Assembly Process of Hydrophobins ath the Surface and in Solution
Date of defence: 16.07.2020
Method: Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)

Dr. Kuhnhold, Anja – Theoretical physics (Paul, MLU)

Research topic: Microrheology of glass-forming polymer melts
Title of thesis: “Untersuchung der passiven und aktiven Mikrorheologie einer unverschlauften Polymerschmelze mittels Molekulardynamik-Simulationen”
Date of defence: November 20, 2014
Methods:
1) Microrheology
2) Molecular Dynamics simulation (MD)

Dr. Kurz, Ricardo – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: Characterization of crystalline and amorphous phase of semi crystalline polymers by solid state NMR
Date of defence: October 22, 2018
Methods:
1) Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
2) Double quantum (DQ) NMR
3) DIPSHIFT
4) Simple Free Induction Decay (FID

Dr. Mapesa, Emmanuel Urandu – Experimental physics (Kremer, UL)

Research topic: Molecular dynamics of polymers close to a metal interface
Date of defence: October 30, 2014
Methods:
1) Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS)
2) Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
3) AC Calorimetry
4) Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
5) Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Dr. Mordvinkin, Anton – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: NMR studies of self-healing elastomers
Date of defence: December 4, 2019
Method: Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Dr. Müller, Marco – Theoretical physics (Janke, UL)

Research topic: Nonstandard finite-size effects at discontinuous phase transitions – Degenerate low-temperature states and boundary conditions
Date of defence: February 01, 2018
Methods:
1) Monte-Carlo simulation (MC)
2) Multi canonical

Dr. Naumova, Anna – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: 1H-NMR of stretched elastomers
Date of defence: December 9, 2019
Method: Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Dr. Reimann, Sophie – Macromolecular chemistry (Binder, MLU)

Research topic: Synthesis and crystallization of polymers with conformational constraints
Date of defence: April 11, 2019

Dr. Roos, Matthias – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: Concentrated protein solutions and molecular dynamics via NMR
Title of thesis: “Brownian Dynamics of Globular Proteins under Macromolecular Crowding as Studied by NMR”
Date of defence: December 16, 2016
Method:
Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
– Spin relaxation
– Spin diffusion
– Pulse Field Gradient (PFG) NMR
– Micro-viscometer

Dr. Seidlitz, Anne – Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)

Research topic: Effects of topological constraints in polymer melts on crystallization and structure formation
Title of thesis: “Einfluss von Kristallisationskinetik und Dynamik im Kristall und in der Schmelze auf die Strukturbildung teilkristalliner Polymere”
Date of defence: July 14, 2016
Methods:
1) Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
2) Polarization Microscopy
3) Rheology

Dr. Sonnenberger, Nicole – Experimental chemistry (Beiner, MLU)

Research topic: Polymorphic materials in nanopores
Date of defence: 14.07.2020
Methods: Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC)

Dr. Thalheim, Tobias – Experimental physics
(Cichos, UL)

Research topic: Interaction of Single Polymer Chains in a Thermophoretic Trap
Date of defence: January 15, 2021
Methods:
1) Single particle tracking
2) Optical heating

Dr. Trutschel, Marie-Luise – Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)

Research topic: Dynamics of entangled polymer melts
Date of defence: January 25, 2019
Methods:
1) Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
2) Multi-quantum NMR

Dr. Weininger, Susanne – Experimental physics (Balbach, MLU)

Research topic: Organization and interaction of eye-lens crystallins
Title of thesis: “Molekulare Ursachen der Kataraktentstehung – Einfluss von UV-B Strahlung und Interaktion einzelner Kristalline”
Date of defence: March 10, 2021
Methods:
1) Protein expression and purification
2) DNA modification

Dr. Werlich, Benno – Theoretical physics (Paul, MLU)

Research topic: Intra-molecular structure formation through variation of stiffness and the effect of specific interactions
Date of defence: May 15, 2018
Methods:
1) Monte-Carlo simulation (MC)
2) Wang-Landau
3) Umbrella sampling
4) Stochastic Approximation Monte-Carlo (SAMC)

Dr. Wicht, Stefan – Biochemistry (Kiefhaber, MLU)

Research topic: Characterization of the Boundary Diffusion Mechanism for the Helix-Coil Transition in Peptides by Triplet-Triplet Energy Transfer
Date of defence: March 04, 2019
Methods: Triplett-Triplett Energy Transfer (TTET), Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy

Dr. Wittchen, Sergei – Engineering (Beiner, MLU)

Research topic: Long-term adhesion and mechanisms of polyurethane based coatings on thermoplastic substrates under the influence of aqueous and alcoholic carriers
Date of defence: 12.11.2020

Dr. Yan, Tingzi – Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)

Research topic: Dynamics of self-assembled supramolecular polymers
Title of thesis: “Self-assembly, rheological properties and self-healing studies of supramolecular polymers in the bulk state”
Date of defence: November 30, 2015
Methods:
1) Rheology
2) Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
3) Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)