Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2002
    Diplom degree in chemistry, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 2002 – 2004
    Doctorate in physical chemistry, University of Bayreuth

  • 2004 – 2004
    Postdoc in SFB 481 (B7), German Research Foundation (DFG); assistant to the management of the Bayreuth Centre for Colloids and Interfaces (BZKG), University of Bayreuth

  • 2004 – 2006
    Postdoc at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2006
    Visiting researcher at Ecole de Chimie, des Polymères et des Materiaux (ECPM), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

  • 2006 – 2010
    Group leader at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, head of the "Scale-Up" service group at the Freiburg Materials Research Centre, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • Since 2008
    German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether group, junior fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in macromolecular chemistry, University of Freiburg

  • Since 2010
    W3 professor, with management responsibility, of the structure and properties of polymer materials, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Selected publications

  • Crossland, E.J.W. et al.: Control of nucleation density in poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films, Adv. Funct. Mater., in print.

  • Link, S. et al.: Electrochemical behavior of electropolymerized and chemically synthesized hyperbranched polythiophenes. In: J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 2010. p. 10703.

  • Richter, T.V. et al.: Room-temperature vacuum-induced ligand removal and patterning of ZnO nanoparticles: from semiconducting films towards printed electronics. In: J. Mater. Chem. 20, 2010. p. 874.

  • Crossland, E.J.W. et al.: Soft-etch mesoporous hole-conducting block copolymer templates. In: ACS Nano. 4, 2010. p. 962.

  • Heinze, J., Frontana-Uribe, B., Ludwigs, S.: The electrochemistry of conducting polymers. Persistent models, new concepts. In: Chemical Review. 110, 2010. p. 4724.

  • Crossland, E.J.W. et al.: A bicontinuous double gyroid dye-sensitized solar cell. In: Nano Lett. 9, 2009. p. 2807, Cover picture.

  • Ludwigs, S. et al.: Bioinspired polymer-inorganic hybrid materials. In: Adv. Mater. 18, 2006. p. 2270.

  • Ludwigs, S., Schmidt, K., Krausch, G.: One-dimensional swelling of a pH-dependent nanostructure based on ABC triblock terpolymers. In: Macromolecules 38(6), 2005. p. 2376.

  • Ludwigs, S. et al.: Self-assembly of functional nanostructures from ABC triblock copolymers. In: Nature Mater. 2(11), 2003. p. 744.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Emmy Noether research group and junior fellowship with FRIAS (Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies), since 2008

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme SPP-1355 "Elementary processes in organic solar cells", joint project with the Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems, since 2008

  • The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung's Elite Programme, 2008 – 2010


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