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. 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

Methods:

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

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

Title of thesis: “Selbstorganisation von Homopolymeren und amphiphilen Triblockcopolymeren auf wässrigen Subphasen”

Date of defence: February 27. 2017

Research topic: 
Polymer chains at the air-water interface

Methods: 

  • Monolayer microscopy
  • Langmuir measurements
  • Brewster angle microscopy
  • Langmuir-Blodgett

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

Title of thesis: “Brownian Dynamics of Globular Proteins under Macromolecular Crowding as Studied by NMR”

Date of defence: December 16, 2016

Research topic: 
Concentrated protein solutions and molecular dynamics via NMR

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Spin relaxation
  • Spin diffusion
  • Pulse Field Gradient (PFG) NMR
  • Micro-viscometer

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

Title of thesis: “Infrarotspektroskopie zur Strukturanalyse weicher Materie”

Date of defence: November 15th, 2016

Research topic: Structure-property relationships in spider silk

Methods:

  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) (temperature, pressure, orientation)

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

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

Research topic: 
Effects of topological constraints in polymer melts on crystallization and structure formation

Methods:

  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Polarization Microscopy
  • Rheology

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

Title of thesis: “Self-assembly, rheological properties and self-healing studies of supramolecular polymers in the bulk state”

Date of defence: November 30, 2015

Research topic: 
Dynamics of self-assembled supramolecular polymers

Methods:

  • Rheology
  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

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

Date of defence: October 30, 2014

Research topic: Molecular dynamics of polymers close to a metal interface

Methods:

  • Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS),
  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR),
  • AC Calorimetry,
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

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

Title of thesis: “Untersuchung der passiven und aktiven Mikrorheologie einer unverschlauften Polymerschmelze mittels Molekulardynamik-Simulationen”

Date of defence: November 20, 2014

Research topic: 
Microrheology of glass-forming polymer melts

Methods:

  • Microrheology
  • Molecular Dynamics simulation (MD)