Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1993 – 1997
    Studied physics at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1996 – 1997
    Fellowship from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

  • 1997
    Diplom degree in physics at Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 1998 – 2001
    PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Teltow, Germany, and at the Jülich Research Centre, Jülich, Germany

  • 2001
    Postdoc at the Jülich Research Centre

  • 2001
    Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 2001 – 2004
    Postdoc (Individual Marie Curie Fellowship) at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Since 2004
    Lecturer at the Institute of Physics, Mainz University

  • Since 2004
    Leader of a junior research group in the framework of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether Programme

  • 2007
    Habilitation (teaching qualification for universities) in theoretical physics

  • Since 2010
    Professor of theoretical soft matter physics at the University of Luxembourg

Selected publications

  • A.V. Kyrylyuk, M.C. Hermant, T. Schilling, B. Klumperman, C.E. Koning, P. van der Schoot, Controlling Electrical Percolation in Multi-Component Carbon Nanotube Dispersions

    Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 364 (2011)

  • Schilling, T. et al.: Precursor mediated crystallization in suspensions of hard shperes. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 2010. 025701.

  • Schilling, T., Schmid, F.: Computing absolute free energies of disordered structures by molecular simulation. In: J. Chem. Phys 131, 2009. 231102.

  • Peiderer, P., Milinkovic, K., Schilling, T.: Glassy dynamics in monodisperse hard ellipsoids. In: Europhys. Lett. 84, 2008. 16003.

  • Schilling, T., Jungblut, S., Miller, M.: Depletion induced percolation in networks of nanorods. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 2007. 108303.



Complete list of publications

Additional qualifications

  • Annual organisation of international conferences

  • Supervision of PhD and Master's students

  • Research funding: DFG (German Research Foundation), EU, FNR (Luxembourg National Research Fund) and industry partners

  • Peer reviewer for various journals (Physical Review, SoftMatter, Europhysical Journal, etc.) and assessor for funding agencies (DFG, FOM, Royal Society of Chemistry)

  • Active in academic governance (e.g., head of a committee for the introduction of a Master's course in physics, 2008/2009 member of the Gutenberg Research College, member of various committees)

  • Physics for pupils, physics in the kitchen


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