Soft Matter Theory Group

  • Michael Schmiedeberg ↗
  • Professor of Theoretical Physics
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 02.582
  • +49-9131-85-28449, michael.schmiedeberg@fau.de
  • Jamming, Glassy Dynamics, Colloidal Particles, Soft Quasicrystals, Anomalous Diffusion, Biophysics

PhD students:

  • Matthias Gimperlein
  • PhD student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 02.583
  • +49-9131-85-28450, matthias.gimperlein(at)fau.de
  • Soft Matter in Non-Equilibrium: Colloidal Gels and Glasses                                               
  • Miriam Martinsons
  • PhD student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 02.584
  • +49-9131-85-28451, miriam.martinsons(at)fau.de
  • Phasonic displacements and fluctuations, defect-mediated melting of quasicrystals                                           
  • Aleksandar Mijailović
  • PhD student
  • HHU Düsseldorf
  • aleks(at)thphy.uni-duesseldorf.de
  • Growth of colloidal structures on incommensurate substrates, friction properties of quasicrystals
  • Robert Weigel
  • PhD student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 01.782
  • +49-9131-85-28440, robert.rw.weigel(at)fau.de
  • Phase field crystal model of patchy colloids                                     

Master students:

  • Leander Self
  • Master student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 02.572
  • Simulations of Bacteria Colonies                                                                                                          

Bachelor student:

  • Markus Hoffmann
  • Bachelor student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 01.782
  • Quasicrystals composed of particles with hard cores and soft shoulders   
  • Johannes Schöttner
  • Bachelor student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 02.585
  • Phase field crystal models of binary quasicrystals                                                                                                          
  • Nicolas Wohlleben
  • Bachelor student
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3, Room 00.779
  • Jamming for various interactions                                                                                                          

Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Stefan Wolf
  • FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstr. 7, B3
  • Growth of quasicrystalline structures                                                                                                          

Research Projects (Elite Studies):

  • Sebastian Karl, New Monte-Carlo-method for glassy hard sphere systems

Alumni:

At FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg:
  • Dominic Arold (MS 2019)
  • Benedikt Decker (MS 2017)
  • Florian Fleischmann (BS 2019)
  • Anja Gemeinhardt (MS 2018)
  • Dominik Geyer (BS 2017)
  • Rafael Grub (Zulassungsarbeit 2019)
  • Laura Herold (Research Project 2016)
  • Ardin Ibraimi (BS 2017)
  • Yang Kuang (MS 2018)
  • Katharina Lenk (BS 2017)
  • Moumita Maiti (postdoc until 2017, now Universität Münster)
  • Sebastian Ruß (BS 2017)
  • Johannes Schumann (Research Project 2018)
  • Ricardo Atahualpa Solórzano Kraemer (postdoc until 2016, now Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Moritz Villmow (BS 2018)
  • Stefan Wolf (BS 2019)

At HHU Düsseldorf:
  • Elmar Effertz (Diploma 2013)
  • Matthias Kohl (PhD 2015, Dissertation: Structure and dynamics of Soft Matter systems: bidisperse stackings, broken symmetries, gel networks)
  • Miriam Martinsons (MS 2013)
  • Georgina Mastrokoukos (BS 2013, MS 2015)
  • Lars Milz (BS 2012, now Universität Regensburg)
  • Erdal C. Oğuz (postdoc until 2014, now Tel Aviv University)
  • Sydney Otten (BS 2013)
  • Matthias Sandbrink (PhD 2015, Dissertation: Tailored Colloidal Quasicrystals)
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