Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967 – 1971
    Undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dresden University of Technology

  • 1971 – 1974
    Research assistant in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dresden University of Technology

  • 1974
    PhD (Dr. of Eng.) from Dresden University of Technology

  • Since 1974
    Scientific group leader and project director at the Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

  • 2001
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Dresden University of Technology

  • 2002
    Private lecturer for "Interphases in Composites" and instructor of "Textile Fibres" at the Institute of Materials Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dresden University of Technology

  • Since 2003
    Head of the Composite Materials Department at the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden

  • Since 2009
    Honorary professor at the Institute of Materials Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dresden University of Technology

Selected publications

  • Gao, S.-L., Mäder, E., Plonka, R.: Coatings for glass fiber in a cementitious matrix. In: Acta Materialia 52, 2004. pp. 4745-4755.

  • Gao, S.-L., Mäder, E., Zhandarov, S.: Carbon fibres and composites with epoxy resins: Topography, fractography and interphases. In: Carbon 42, 2004. pp. 515-529.

  • Zhandarov, S., Gorbatkina, Yu.A., Mäder, E.: Adhesional pressure as a criterion for interfacial failure in fibrous microcomposites and its determination using a microbond test. In: Composites Science and Technology 66, 2006. pp. 2610-2628.

  • Zhandarov, S., Mäder, E.: Increase in the molecular component of the adhesive pressure in polymer composites induced by electric charge. In: Composite Interfaces 13, 2006. pp. 865-897.

  • Gao, S.-L., Mäder, E., Plonka, R.: Nanostructured coatings of glass fibers: Improvement of alkali resistance and mechanical properties. In: Acta Materialia 55, 2007. pp. 1043-1052.

  • Mäder, E., Gao, S.-L., Plonka, R.: Static and dynamic properties of single and multi-fiber/epoxy composites modified by sizings. In: Composites Science and Technology 67, 2007. pp. 1105-1115.

  • Gao, S.-L. et al.: Glass Fibers with Carbon Nanotube Networks as Multifunctional Sensors. In: Adv Func Mater DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201000283.

  • Zhang, J. et al.: Functional interphases with multi-walled carbon nanotubes in glass fibre/epoxy composites. In: Carbon 48, 2010. pp. 2273-2281.


Selected projects

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 528

  • Collaborative Research Centre SFB 639

  • Priority Programme SPP 1369 Interphases & Interfaces

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Research Council (ERC)

  • Editorial board, Composite Interfaces

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