Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    Doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) with a thesis on mini-emulsions

  • Since 2002
    Member of the Junge Akademie (Young Academy), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • 2003 – 2008
    C4 professor of Macromolecular Chemistry and Organic Materials at Ulm University, Germany

  • Since 2008
    Director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz

Selected publications

  • Landfester, K., Spiess, H.W.: Characterization of interphases in core-shell latexes by solid-state NMR. In: Acta Polym. 49, 1998. pp. 451-464.

  • Landfester, K.: Polyreactions in miniemulsions. In: Macromol. Rapid Comm. 22, 2001. pp. 896-936.

  • Tiarks, F., Landfester, K., Antonietti, M.: Preparation of polymeric nanocapsules by miniemulsion polymerization. In: Langmuir 17(3), 2001. pp. 908-917.

  • Kietzke, T. et al.: Novel approaches to polymer blends based on polymer nanoparticles. In: Nature Materials 2(6), 2003. pp. 408-412.

  • Taden, A., Antonietti, M., Landfester, K.: Enzymatic polymerization towards biodegradable nanoparticles. In: Macromol. Rapid Comm. 24, 2003. pp. 512-516.

  • Landfester, K.: Miniemulsionspolymerisation und Struktur von Polymer- und Hybridnanopartikeln. In: Angew. Chem. 121, 2009. pp. 4523-4535.

  • Mailänder, V., Landfester, K.: Interaction of Nanoparticles with Cells. In: Biomacromolecules 2009, pp. 2379-2400.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the selection committee for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, since 2009

  • Member of the Centre for General Scientific Professional Development, Ulm University, since 2004

  • Head of the Musical Centre of Ulm, Germany, since 2003

  • Director of a newly established chemistry laboratory for school pupils at Ulm University, since 2003

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