Kurt Kremer#

Membership Number:4782
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since September 1st, 1995 Director and scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • 1988 - 1995 Senior Scientific Staff, Solid State Laboratory (IFF) at the German Nation Research Center FZ Juelich, Germany
  • 1984 - 1988 Assistant professor (C1), Theoretical Physics, University of Mainz, Mainz. Germany
  • 1984 - 1985 PostDoc, Exxon Research and Engineering, Annandale NJ, USA
  • Extended interim positions:
  • 2012 Coordinator KITP-UCSB program "Physical Principles of Multiscale Modeling for Soft Matter" (4 months)
  • 2011 Visiting Professor, Soft Matter Physics Group, New York University, NY (3 months)
  • 1995 Materials Research, Bayer AG, Leverkusen (3 months)
  • 1991 G. T. Piercy Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Univ. Minnesota, USA (3months)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Non-Equilibrium aspects of materials development
  • Computational Physics with focus on method development
  • Statistical Physics of Soft matter
  • Multiscale Modeling of Materials, linking microscopic and macroscopic properties
  • Structure Process Property Relations of materials, i.e. the relevance of sample history on morphology and function
  • Theoretical Soft Matter Physics with focus on macromolecular materials

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 J. D. Ferry Lecture, University of Wisconsin
  • 2016 Elected member of the European Academy of Sciences, EURASC (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2013 ERC-Advanced Grant MOLPROCOMP (beginning 03/2014)
  • 2012 Elected member German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle, Germany)
  • 2012 KITP (UC Santa Barbara) Distinguished Scholar (in connection with coordination of a 3 months program on Multiscale Modeling in Soft Matter Science at KITP)
  • 2011 American Physical Society Polymer Physics Prize
  • 2011 Honorary Professor of Physics, University of Heidelberg
  • 2006 Fellow American Physical Society
  • 2006 Nakamura Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara
  • 1999 Whitby Lecturer, Akron University
  • 1992 Walter Schottky Prize of the German Physical Society
  • 1991 George T. Piercy Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

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