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Prof. Dr. J. Kierfeld

Soft Condensed Matter And Biological Physics




Postal address

Technische Universität Dortmund
Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik I
Prof. Dr. Jan Kierfeld
D—44221 Dortmund

E-Mail / Phone / Fax
Phone +49-231-755-3545
Fax +49-231-755-5059
Campus address

Campus North
Physics building
Room P1-O2-312

Delivery address

TU Dortmund / Theoretische Physik I
Prof. Dr. Jan Kierfeld
Einfahrt 29
Otto-Hahn-Str. 4
44227 Dortmund

Telefon +49-231-755-3563
Fax +49-231-755-5059
Ms. Monika Voits-Besli
Room P1-O2-308
Ms. Andrea Berger
Raum P1-O2-306
Prof. Dr. Jan Kierfeld
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Open Positions




Soft matter, Biological physics,
Statistical physics of fluctuating systems at the interface of condensed/soft matter physics, materials science, chemical physics, and biology:

  • Semiflexible polymers and biological filaments:
    • Polymerization kinetics and force generation in the cytoskeleton
    • Unbinding, desorption, adsorption
    • Filament bundles and networks
    • Localization in random potentials
    • Active filament systems, gliding assays, interaction with molecular motors
    • Coupling of hydrolysis and polymerization
    • Novel simulation algorithms (event-chain Monte Carlo)
  • Elastic shells, capsules, and polymer networks
    • Modelling and shape analysis of elastic capsules
    • Elastic instabilities: buckling and wrinkling
    • Elastic properties of semiflexible polymer networks
    • Capsules as microswimmers
  • Wetting morphologies
  • Crack propagation
  • Surface growth, self-assembly
  • Vortex matter in type-II/high-Tc superconductors
  • Topological defects, plasticity

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Prof. Dr. Jan Kierfeld
Tel.: 0231 755-3545