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Prof. Dr. Michael Gradzielski

Scientific Career             
I. University Studies            
1980 - 1981
Fachhochschule Nürnberg;  Subject: Technical Chemistry
Vorprüfung - Fachrichtung: Technische Chemie (Primary Examen in Technical Chemistry)
since 11/1982
Study of Chemistry at the Universität Bayreuth
Diplom-Vorprüfung (Pre-Diploma in Chemistry)
08/1985 - 08/1986
Fulbright scholar at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Master of Science - Chemistry (University of Wisconsin - Madison) (Thesis : "Migration Effects in Nonhomogeneous Velocity Gradient Fields - A Kinetic Approach"; Supervisor: Prof. C.F. Curtiss)
07/1988 - 03/1989
Diploma thesis at the Lehrstuhl Physikalische Chemie I, Universität
Bayreuth (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. H. Hoffmann) Thesis: "Investigation of Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties of Microemulsions and Microemulsion Gels"
Diploma in Chemistry (Universität Bayreuth)
II. Scientific Career

04/1989 - 12/1992
Dissertation at the Lehrstuhl Physikalische Chemie I, Universität Bayreuth (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. H. Hoffmann) Thesis: “Cubic Phases and Neighbouring Phases - Structure and Properties”
1/1993 - 5/2001
Scientific Co-worker (“Wissenschaftlicher Assistent”) at the Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I, Universität Bayreuth
02/1994 - 05/1995
Postdoc (HCM-scholarship) at the Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (France) with Dr. D. Langevin
Habilitation in the field: Physical Chemistry at the Universität Bayreuth (thesis: "The influence of the molecular composition of surfactant films on their bending elasticity  - Relationship between microscopic properties and macroscopic appearance")
Appointment to "Privatdozent" at the Universität Bayreuth
05/2001  - 12/2004
"Wissenschaftlicher Oberassistent" at the Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I der Universität Bayreuth
since 12/2004 
Full professor (C4) for „Physical Chemistry/Molecular Materials Science“ at the Technische Universität Berlin

III. Further Scientific Activities

Responsible for the GDCh-Fortbildungskurs 603: "Surfactants and association colloids"
1999 - 2002
Member of the Subcommittee 9 (Structure and Dynamics of Soft-condensed Matter) of the Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France)
04/2005 - 03/2015
Dean of studies (Studiendekan) of the Institute of Chemistry, TU Berlin
10/2005 - 10/2013
Member of the board of the GDCh-Fachgruppe: „Chemie des Waschens“
since 01/2006 
Member of the board of the Kolloidgesellschaft (German colloid society)
since 10/2006
Member of the instrumentation committee of the FRM II (München)
Offer of the position of “Fellow in Soft Condensed Matter” at ILL, Grenoble – declined in 4/2007
10/2008 - 10/2013
Member of the Scientific Council (SCO) of the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France
04/2009 - 03/2014
Vice-dean of the Faculty II (Mathematics and Natural Science), TU Berlin
10/2010 - 04/2011
Visiting Scientist at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France
04/2014 - 03/2017
Dean of the Faculty II (Mathematics and Natural Science), TU Berlin
05/2015 - 09/2019
Vice-president of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft e. V. (German Colloid Society)
09/2016 - 10/2016
Visiting professor at Doshisha University (Japan)
Visiting professor at the
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
since 09/2019
President of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft e. V. (German Colloid Society)
Honours and Awards

Bavarian Scholarship for talented students: 1982-1988

Fulbright Scholarship: 1985/1986

PhD Scholarship (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, FCI): 1989-1991

Postdoctoral Scholarship (European Union, HCM): 1994-1995

Award for "basic research related to surfactants" by the German chemical society "Förderpreis der Fachgruppe Waschmittelchemie der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)": 04/1997

“Raphael-Eduard-Liesegang Preis” of the German Colloid Society: 09/2009

Invited lecturer within the Indian Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN) at the Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (30 h. lecture series): 03/2016
Peer Reviewer and Referee


DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Frankreich)

Grant Agency, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 

German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) 

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

Reseau Thematique de Recherches Avancees (RTRA triangle de la physique-plateau de Saclay) (Frankreich) 

Referee für following journals:

•    Angewandte Chemie
•    Advanced Materials
•    Chemical Reviews
•    Chemical Science
•    ACS Nano
•    Nature Chemistry
•    Nature Communications
•    Journal of the American Chemical Society
•    ACS Applied Nano Materials
•    Advanced Functional Materials
•    Langmuir
•    Macromolecules
•    Biomacromolecules
•    Small
•    Soft Matter
•    Biophysical Journal
•    ACS Macro Letters
•    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
•    Advance Materials Interfaces
•    RSC Advances
•    Chemical Communications
•    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
•    Biomaterials Science
•    Polymer
•    Gels
•    Europhysics Letters
•    Journal of Physical Chemistry B
•    Journal of Physical Chemistry C
•    Acta Biomaterialia
•    Colloid and Polymer Science
•    Chemistry an Asian Journal
•    Arabian Journal of Chemistry
•    Colloids and Surfaces A
•    Colloids and Surfaces B
•    Journal of Colloid Interface Science
•    Journal of Chemical Physics
•    Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
•    Mendeleev Communications
•    Journal of Controlled Release
•    Journal of Applied Crystallography
•    Journal of Rheology
•    Chemical Physics Letters
•    Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents
•    Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
•    Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science
•    ChemPhysChem
•    Journal of Molecular Liquids
•    Applied Clay Science
•    Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
•    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
•    Data in Brief
•    New Journal of Chemistry
•    Polymer International
•    Physics and Chemistry of Liquids
•    Food Biophysics
•    Advanced Science Letters
•    Polymers for Advanced Technologies
•    Journal of Physics
•    Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
•    Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie
•    European Polymer Journal
•    Chemical Engineering Research and Design
•    Substantia


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