Faculty | NANOFUN

Marcelo Fernandez-Lahore
Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Research area:
Bioprocess intensification and Process proteomics, Downstream processing of natural compounds, Meta-Integration in downstream processing, Continuous processing unit operations for biotechnology, Process modeling, simulation, design and scale-up
Jürgen Fritz
Professor of Biophysics
Research area:
Single molecule biophysics, atomic force microscopy & force spectroscopy, nanomechanical sensors
Detlef Gabel
Professor of Chemistry
Research area:
Organic and Biochemistry
Thomas Heine
Professor of Theoretical Physics
Research area:
Computational Materials Design, Development of methods for large-scale applications, Hydrogen storage, Nanoporous materials, Electromechanical properties of nanostructures
Stefan Kettemann
Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics
Research area:
Spintronics, Magnetism, Quantum transport, Quantum Phase transitions
Ulrich Kleinekathöfer
Professor of Theoretical Physics
Research area:
Energy and charge transfer using wave packet dynamics, Biological and artificial light harvesting, Ion and substrate transport through membranes, Quantum transport in molecular wires, Computational physics
Dietmar Knipp
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Research area:
Electronic Devices, Photonics, Organic materials and electronics, Nanooptics, Optical sensors, Thin film technologies, Nano fabrication
Ulrich Kortz
Professor of Chemistry
Research area:
Synthetic Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry - Structural Inorganic Chemistry - Polyoxometalate Chemistry - Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Assemblies - Catalysis - Magnetism - Electrochemistry
Nikolai Kuhnert
Professor of Chemistry
Research area:
Analytical Chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Nanomolecular Chemistry, Stereochemistry, Mass Spectrometry
Arnulf Materny
Professor of Chemical Physics
Research area:
Laser spectroscopy on nano-structured systems in the frequency and time domain
Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns
Professor of Physics
Research area:
Statistical physics out-of-equilibrium, stochastic transport processes, dynamical processes and cooperative phenomena on networks, use of analytical and numerical tools
Werner Nau
Professor of Chemistry
Research area:
Supramolecular functional materials, biopolymer dynamics and function, fluorescent sensors and probes
Thomas Nugent
Professor of Chemistry
Research area:
Synthesis (pharmaceutical and natural product drugs), Enantioselective catalytic methods development, organometallic chemistry, process research
Danilo Roccatano
Professor of Biochemical Engineering
Research area:
Solvent models for MD simulations, Peptide secondary structures in solution, Protein dynamics and folding, Developing of bioinformatics tools for bioengineering
Gerd-Volker Röschenthaler Professor of Chemistry
Research area:
Syntheses of fluorinating reagents and fluorinated building blocks for biological active compounds and for industrial processes; synthesis of fluorinated liquid crystal molecules, solar cell development, synthesis of lithium battery electrolyte salts and additives, bisphosphonates, fluorinated heterocycles, bioactive platinum complexes
Peter Schupp
Professor of Physics
Research area:
Mathematical/Theoretical Physics
Veit Wagner
Professor of Physics
Research area:
Nanoelectronics, single molecule transistors, organic-inorganic hybrid materials and interfaces, functionalized organic materials and plastic electronics
Mathias Winterhalter
Professor of Biophysics
Research area:
Substrate recognition and translocation on a single moleculal level,functionalisation of surfaces and nanocapsules with biomaterials

The research groups of the NANOFUN initiative represent a body of 17 principal investigators, 16 postdoctoral researchers, 30 doctoral students, 7 technical staff members, and, on average, 15 visiting students and 30 visiting scientists per year. In the meantime, since the inauguration of the Nanomol graduate program at the end of 2003, 22 M.Sc. and 30 Ph.D. theses have been completed within research groups of the NANOFUN initiative. Jacobs University has furthermore a particular emphasis on undergraduate education, and is distinct from most other European universities, in that the independent research work (“Guided Research”) extends over the entire year of the 3-year B.Sc. undergraduate program instead of only the last semester. As a consequence, undergraduates are intensively involved in research, averaging to support by about 25 undergraduates per year.

The research groups affiliated with the NANOFUN initiative have acquired more than 2 Mio € third-party funding in both the years 2007 and 2008 to maintain the high level and quality of research in the area of nanoscience at Jacobs.