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)

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

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


  • 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


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