Prof. Dr. Michael Schmiedeberg

Curriculum Vitae:

since 2015 Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter Theory Group
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
since 2021: Privatdozent
since 2020: Akademischer Oberrat (permanent position)
04/2021-10/2021: Parental Leave
11/2020-03/2021 and 04/2022: Interim W2 (Vertretung)
11/2015-10/2020: W2-Professor

Junior Group Leader

2011-2015 Principal Investigator of an Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on "Structure and dynamics of colloidal particles on incommensurate substrates"
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2013 Acting as an interim professor (Vertretungsprofessor)
during the summer term 2013
Universität Osnabrück

Postdoc

2010-2011 Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institute of Theoretical Physics II: Soft Matter
group of Hartmut Löwen
2009-2010University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Department of Physics and Astronomy
group of Andrea J. Liu
2008-2009Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Theoretical Physics
group of Holger Stark

PhD Studies

in the group of Holger Stark
Thesis: Colloidal particles on quasicrystalline substrates
Technische Universität Berlin (2008)
2007-2008Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Theoretical Physics
2006-2007Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation, Göttingen
2004-2006Universität Konstanz
Department of Physics

Diploma Studies

Thesis: Lichttransport in zellulären Strukturen
Universität Konstanz (2004), group of Holger Stark

2002-2003Yale University, New Haven
2000-2004Universität Konstanz
1999-2000Universität Kaiserslautern, correspondence studies

Activities at the FAU:

-Coordinator of the research studies ("Physics Advanced") in physics in Erlangen and Regensburg as part of the elite network in Bavaria
-Member of the interdisciplinary Center for Functional Particle Systems (FPS)
-Member of the Central Institute of Scientific Computation (ZISC)
-Member of the Excellence Cluster “Engineering of Advance Material” (EAM)

Organization of Conferences and Activities as Referee:

-Co-Chair of the Japanese-German Frontier of Science Symposium (JGFoS) 2018 in Kyoto, Planning Group Member and organizer of the physics session, a scientific meeting organized by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
-Planning Group Member of the Japanese-German Frontier of Science Symposium (JGFoS) 2016 in Potsdam, organizer of the physics session, a scientific meeting organized by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
-Reviewer for leading international journals and for various funding agencies.

Other Activities:

-Network coordinator of the network that supports and organizes the German Physicists' Tournament
-Member of the organizing committee of the German Physicists' Tournament 2019
-Juror of the German Young Physicists' Tournament (regional and German level)

Awards and Fellowships:

2021Prize of the Department of Physics in Erlangen for the good teaching
2017Prize of the FSI Mathematics and Physics Erlangen for the extraordinary commitment in teaching
2011Emmy-Noether-Fellowship of the DFG
2009Carl-Ramsauer-Prize of the Berlin Physics Society
2009DAAD Research Fellowship
2005Prize of the VEUK (alumni organization Konstanz)