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iRTG Scientific Coordinator

Dr. Thomas Michael

Email: thomas.michael(at)physik.uni-halle.de
Phone: +49 (0)345-55-25819
Fax: +49 (0)345- 55-27160
Office: 2.09.0 (VDP4)

Spokesman

Prof. Dr. Kay Saalwächter

Email: kay.saalwaechter(at)physik.uni-halle.de
Phone: +49 (0)345-55 28560/51
Fax: +49 (0)345-55 27161
Office: 201.2 (NMR Group)

iRTG office

Susanne Morgan

Email: susanne.morgan(at)physik.uni-halle.de
Phone: +49 (0)345-55-25825
Fax: +49 (0)345- 55-27160
Office: 2.09.0 (VDP4)

Members (in alphabetic order)

A-D

Aguiar da Silva, Cecilia - Polymer engineering (Beiner, MLU)

Research topic:
Composites with self-assembled block copolymer matrices

Methods:

Anton, Arthur Markus - Experimental physics (Kremer, UL)
Research topic: 
Structure-property relationships in spider silk

Methods:

  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • temperature
    • pressure
    • orientation
Contact: markus.anton[at]uni-leipzig.de
Appiah, Clement - Macromolecular chemistry (Binder, MLU)
Research topic: 
Crystallization of folded and supramolecular polymers

Methods:

  • Polymer synthesis,
    • Click chemistry
    • Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • UV spectroscopy
Contact: clement.appiah[at]student.uni-halle.de
Babur, Tamoor - Experimental physics (Beiner, MLU)
Research topic: 
Side chain dynamics in semi-crystalline polymers

Methods:

  • X-ray diffraction
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis
  • Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS)
Contact: tamoor.babur[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Bärenwald, Ruth - Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: 
Dynamics of lipid bilayers

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Magic Angle Spinning (MAS)
    • 1H, 13C NMR
    • DIPSHIFT
    • Determination of dipolar coupling
Contact: ruth.baerenwald[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Baumann, Monika - Experimental physics (Balbach, MLU)
Research topic: 
Self-organization of amyloid protein fibrils

Methods:

  • Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • 1H, 15N, 13C
    • High-pressure NMR
  • Protein expression and purification
  • DNA modification,
  • Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy
Contact: monika.baumann[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Böker, Arne - Theoretical physics (Paul, MLU)
Research topic: Structure formation in the presence of specific interactions

Methods:

  • Monte-Carlo-Simulation
Contact: arne.boeker[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Bregulla, Andreas - Experimental physics (Cichos, UL)
Research topic: 
Thermophoretic particle trapping, plasmonic nanostructures

Methods:

  • Single particle tracking
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Optical heating
Contact: andreas.bregulla[at]physik.uni-leipzig.de

E-H

Enke, Peter - Biochemistry (Kiefhaber, MLU)
Research topic: 
Dynamic and structural properties of amyloid forming and intrinsically disordered polypeptide chains

Methods:

  • Triplett-Triplett Energy Transfer (TTET)
Contact: peter.enke[at]biochemtech.uni-halle.de
Evgrafova, Zhanna - Macromolecular Chemistry (Binder, MLU)
Research topic: 
Amyloid Aggregation in the presence of LCST-polymers

Methods:

Contact: zhanna.evgrafova[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Fischer, Matthias - Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)
Research topic: 
Structure properties of block copolymers for organic solar cells

Methods:

  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Contact: matthias.fischer[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Flieger, Ann-Kristin - Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)
Research topic: 
Substrate-induced molecular order and nucleation in thin films
of semicrystalline polymers

Methods:

  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
    • Intermittent Contact Mode
    • Temperature dependent
  • Diffraction on thin polymer films
    • Grazing incidence diffraction (GID)
    • X-ray reflectivity (XRR)
Contact: ann-kristin.flieger[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Fuchs, Christian - Phys. chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)
Research topic: 
Polymer chains at the air-water interface

Methods:

  • Monolayer microscopy
    • Langmuir measurements
    • Brewster angle microscopy
    • Langmuir-Blodgett
Contact: christian.fuchs[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Frenzel, Falk - Experimental physics (Kremer, UL)
Research topic: 
Charge transport and relaxation in polymeric ionic liquids

Methods:

  • Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS)
Contact: falk.frenzel[at]uni-leipzig.de
Gladytz, Anika - Physical/theoretical chemistry (Abel, UL)
Research topic: 
Amyloids near interfaces

Methods:

  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Molecular Dynamics simulation (MD)
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM)
anika.gladytz[at]studserv.uni-leipzig.de
Himmelreich, Martin - Biochemistry (Kiefhaber, MLU)
Research topic: 
Coupled Folding and Binding Reaction of pKID:KIX

Methods:

Contact: martin.himmelreich[at]biochemtech.uni-halle.de
Hintzen, Daniel - Physical chemistry (Siefermann, UL)
Research topic: 
Ultrafast dynamics of photo switchable polymers

Methods:

  • Time-dependent femto second spectroscopy
Contact: daniel.hintzen[at]iom-leipzig.de

I-L

Ivanov, Momchil - Theoretical physics (Janke, UL)
Research topic: 
MC simulation of polymers on different length scales

Methods:

  • Markov Chain Monte-Carlo simulation
  • Statistical physics
  • Computational physics
  • Computer modeling: coarse grained models, atomistic models
Contact: momchil[at]itp.uni-leipzig.de
Jbeily, Mark - Physical chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)
Research topic: 
Amphiphilic block copolymers synthesis

Methods:

  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP)
  • Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Synthetic fluorophylic dyes
Contact: mark.jbeily[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
John, Torsten - Physical chemistry (Abel, UL)
Research topic: Amyloid peptides near biologically relevant interfaces

Methods:

  • Molecular Dynamics simulations (MD)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Contact: torsten.john[at]studserv.uni-leipzig.de
Kasegoankar, Ajay - Macromolecular chemistry (Binder, MLU)
Research topic: 
Synthesis and crystallization of star shaped supramolecular block copolymers

Methods:

  • Synthesis of polymers
    • Click chemistry
    • Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC),
  • Gel-Permeations-Chromatography (GPC)
Contact: ajay.kasegaonkar[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Kordts, Martin - Physical chemistry (Hinderberger, MLU)
Research topic: Characterization of the Self-Assembly Process of Hydrophobins ath the Surface and in Solution

Methods:

  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)
Contact: martin.kordts[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Korn, Alexander - Experimental physics (Huster, UL)
Research topic: 
Amyloid formation

Methods:

  • solid-state NMR
Contact: alexander.korn[at]medizin.uni-leipzig.de
Kurz, Ricardo - Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: 
NMR chain dynamics in semicrystalline polymers

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Double quantum (DQ) NMR
    • DIPSHIFT
    • Simple Free Induction Decay (FID)
Contact: ricardo.kurz[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Leube, Peter - Physical chemistry (Hinderberger, MLU)
Research topic: Investigation of (multi-) responsive polymers via ER-
spectroscopy

Methods:

  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)
Contact: peter.leube[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Link, Susanne - Experimental physics (Balbach, MLU)
Research topic: 
Organization and interaction of eye-lens crystallins

Methods:

  • Protein expression and purification
  • DNA modification
Contact: susanne.link[at]physik.uni-halle.de

M-P

Mordvinkin, Anton - Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: NMR studies of self-healing elastomers

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Contact: anton.mordvinkin[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Müller, Marco - Theoretical physics (Janke, UL)
Research topic: 
Polymer absorption under surface constraints

Methods:

  • Monte-Carlo simulation (MC)
    • Multi canonical
Contact: marco.mueller[at]itp.uni-leipzig.de
Naumova, Anna - Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: 
1H-NMR of stretched elastomers

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Contact: anna.naumova[at]physik.uni-halle.de

Q-T

Reimann, Sophie - Macromolecular chemistry (Binder, MLU)
Research topic: 
Synthesis and crystallization of polymers with conformational constraints

Methods:

Contact: sophie.reimann[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Roos, Matthias - Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: 
Concentrated protein solutions and molecular dynamics via NMR

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Spin relaxation
    • Spin diffusion
    • Pulse Field Gradient (PFG) NMR
  • Micro-viscometer
Contact: matthias.roos[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Rüdel, Jana - Experimental physics (Ott, MLU)
Research topic: Mechanisms of early amyloid formation and the confining
influence of macromolecular crowding

Methods:

  • Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Contact: jana.ruedel[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Samiullah, Muhammad Haris - Physical chemistry (Kreßler, MLU)
Research topic: 
Synthesis and characterization of PEG networks

Methods:

  • Polymer synthesis
    • Click chemistry
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Contact: muhammad.samiullah[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Schäfer, Mareen - Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: 
NMR investigations in sem icrystalline polymers

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Contact:
Schreck, Erik - Experimental physics (Widdra, MLU)
Research topic: 
Structure determination for Polythiophene molecules on ideal surfaces

Methods:

  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
Contact: erik.schreck[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Schulz, Martha - Experimental physics (Thurn-Albrecht, MLU)
Research topic: 
Effects of topological constraints in polymer melts on
crystallization and structure formation

Methods:

  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry / Flash-DSC
Contact: martha.schulz[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Sonnenberger, Nicole - Experimental chemistry (Beiner, MLU)
Research topic: 
Polymorphic materials in nanopores

Methods:

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC)
Contact: nicole.sonnenberger[at]chemie.uni-halle.de
Thalheim, Tobias - Experimental physics (Cichos, UL)
Research topic: 
Interaction of Single Polymer Chains in a Thermophoretic Trap

Methods:

  • single particle tracking, optical heating
Contact:
Trutschel, Marie-Luise -Experimental physics (Saalwächter, MLU)
Research topic: 
Dynamics of entangled polymer melts

Methods:

  • Solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Multi-quantum NMR
Contact: marie-luise.trutschel[at]physik.uni-halle.de

U-Z

Werlich, Benno - Theoretical physics (Paul, MLU)
Research topic: 
Structure formation in the presence of specific interactions

Methods:

  • Monte-Carlo simulation (MC)
    • Wang-Landau
    • Umbrella sampling
    • Stochastic Approximation Monte-Carlo (SAMC)
Contact: benno.werlich[at]physik.uni-halle.de
Wicht, Stefan - Biochemistry (Kiefhaber, MLU)
Research topic: Conformational dynamics of alpha-helices and beta-hairpins

Methods:

Contact: stefan.wicht[at]biochemtech.uni-halle.de
Zimmermann, Philipp - Biochemistry (Kiefhaber, MLU)
Research topic: 
Investigation of native-state heterogeneity in the villin headpiece subdomain by TTET and NMR

Methods:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Triplett-Triplett Energy Transfer (TTET)
Contact: philipp.zimmermann[at]biochemtech.uni-halle.de

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