Short CV/Education and training

    Studied physics at Heidelberg University and at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1989
    Diplom degree from LMU Munich

  • 1991
    PhD from Mainz University, Germany

    Postdoc at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA

  • 1997
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Mainz University

  • 1999
    Max Planck Society assistant professor at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

  • 2000 – 2009
    Professor at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008
    Visiting researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA

  • 2009
    Professor at Mainz University

Selected publications

  • Schmid, F.: Self-consistent field theories for complex fluids. In: Journal of physics: Condensed matter 10, N37, 1998. S. 8105-8138.

  • Düchs, D. et al.: Fluctuation effects in ternary AB+A+B polymeric emulsions. In: Macromolecules 36, 2003. S. 9237-9248.

  • Lenz, O., Schmid, F.: Structure of symmetric and asymmetric ripple phases in lipid bilayers. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 2007. S. 058104.

  • He, X.H., Schmid, F.: Spontaneous formation of complex micelles from homogeneous solution. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 2008. S. 137802.

  • Meinhardt, S. Vink, R.L.C., Schmid, F.: Monolayer curvature stabilizes nanoscale raft domains in mixed lipid bilayers. In: PNAS 110, 2013, S. 4476-4481.

  • L.I. Klushin et al: Sharp and fast: Sensors and switches based on polymer brushes with adsorption-active minority chains. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 2014. Nr. 068303.

  • Jung, G., Hanke, M., Schmid, F.: Iterative reconstruction of memory kernels. In: J. Chemical Theory and Computation 13, 2017. S. 2481-2488.

  • Heller, P. et al.: The influence of block ionomer microstructure on polyplex properties: Can simulations help to understand differences in transfection efficiency? In: Small 13, 2017, Nr. 1603694.

  • Qi, S. et al: Tuning transition properties of stimuli-responsive brushes by polydispersity. In: Adv. Functional Materials, accepted (2018).

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) review board in the field of the theory of condensed matter, 2008 – 2016

  • Prize committee for the German Physical Society (DPG) Stern-Gerlach Medal, 2007 – 2015

  • Executive committee of the Evangelisches Studienwerk (scholarship organization of the Protestant church) Villigst, Germany, 2005 – 2010

  • Supervisory board of the Hahn-Meitner Institute, 2003 – 2006

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children, born 2007


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