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


  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Magic Angle Spinning (MAS), 1H, 13C NMR, DIPSHIFT, Determination of dipolar coupling

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


  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Double quantum (DQ) NMR
  • Simple Free Induction Decay (FID)

AMK Science Award for publication on the phenomenon of pre-​freezing

Congratulations to Dr. Ann-​Kristin Flieger. She received the AMK Science Award (Prof.-Hans-​Henning-​Kausch-​Preis) of the Akademie Mitteldeutsche Kunststoffinnovationen for her publication on “Interface-​Induced Crystallization of Polycaprolactone on Graphite via First-​Order Prewetting of the Crystalline Phase”. The award was conferred at PolymerTec2018 in Merseburg on June 15, 2018. It is dedicated to excellent scientific publications in the field of polymer science and plastics technology. With this price the academy fosters the transfer of knowledge and ideas from research at universities to industry.

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

Title: Grenzflächeninduzierte Kristallisation von Polymeren durch Prefreezing

Date of defence: September 04, 2017


  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
    • Intermittent Contact Mode
    • Temperature dependent
  • Diffraction on thin polymer films
  • Grazing incidence diffraction (GID)
  • X-ray reflectivity (XRR)

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

Title of thesis: Biophysikalische Untersuchungen an Amyloidfibrillen

Date of defence: June 19, 2017


  • Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), 1H, 15N, 13C, High-pressure NMR, Protein expression and purification, DNA modification, Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy

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

Title of thesis: Fluorophilicity in Biologically Relevant Systems Studied with Fluorinated Rhodamines

Date of defence: April 21, 2017

Research topic: 
Amphiphilic block copolymers synthesis


  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)
  • Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Synthetic fluorophylic dyes