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. Kasegoankar, Ajay – Macromolecular chemistry (Binder, MLU)

Title: Synthesis of Complex Polyester-Architectures and their Crystallization

Date of defence: September 14, 2017


  • Synthesis of polymers
  • Click chemistry
  • Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gel-Permeations-Chromatography (GPC)

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)