Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1999
    Studied physics with a minor in chemistry, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1995 – 1999
    Scholarship from the Evangelisches Studienwerk (scholarship organization of the Protestant church) Villigst, Germany

    Research trainee, German Aerospace Centre, Cologne, Germany

  • 1998
    Study abroad at Napier University Edinburgh, UK

  • 1999
    Diplom degree, FU Berlin

  • 1999 – 2002
    Doctorate, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • 2001
    Visiting researcher at the University of St. Andrews, UK

  • 2003 – 2005
    Visiting researcher

  • 2003 – 2005
    BASF AG Ludwigshafen, Germany; Head of the laboratory in polymer physics, research area "Stability of emulsions"

  • 2003
    Visiting researcher, ESPCI Paris, France

  • 2004
    Visiting researcher, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

  • 2005 – 2009
    Visiting researcher at the University of Osnabrück, Germany; Head of Emmy Noether junior research group "Molecular self-assembly"

  • 2005
    Visiting researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Since 2009
    Professor of physical chemistry, Mainz University, Germany

Selected publications

  • Schütte, J. et al.: Clear signature of the (2x1) reconstruction of calcite (10-14). In: Langmuir 26, 2010. S. 8295.

  • Nimmrich, M. et al.: Atomic-resolution imaging of clean and hydrogen-terminated C(100)-(2x1) diamond surfaces using noncontact AFM. In: Phys. Rev. B 81, 201403(R), 2010.

  • Rahe, P. et al.: Towards molecular nanowires self-assembled on an insulating substrate: Heptahelicene-2-carboxylic acid on calcite (10-14). In: J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 2010. S. 1547.

  • Schütte, J. et al.: Cooperative mechanism for anchoring highly polar molecules at an ionic surface. In: Phys. Rev. B 80, 2009. 205421.

  • Fernandez, P. et al.: Nano-emulsion formation by emulsion phase inversion, Colloids and Surfaces A. In: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 251, 2004. S. 53.

  • Kühnle, A. et al.: Growth of unidirectional molecular rows of cysteine on Au(110)-(1x2) driven by adsorbate-induced surface rearrangements. In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 2004. 086101.

  • Kühnle, A., Linderoth, T.R., Besenbacher, F.: Self-assembly of monodispersed, chiral nanoclusters on the Au(110)-(1x2) surface. In: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 2003. 14680.

  • Kühnle, A. et al.: Chiral recognition in dimerization of adsorbed cysteine observed by scanning tunnelling microscopy. In: Nature 415, 2002. S. 891.

Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation Emmy Noether project DFG KU 1980/1-2 "Understanding and controlling molecular interactions in self-assembly on dielectric substrates" (research group)

  • Volkswagen Foundation project "Spin quantum computing based on N@C60 / NC centres in diamond", 2009 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Physical Society (DPG)

  • Dechema (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

Additional qualifications

  • Industrial experience


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