Helmuth Möhwald#

Email:moehwald 'at' mpikg.mpg.de
Membership Number:3021
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2014: Consultant with CEA Marcoule
  • Since 2014: Director (em.) and Consultant with Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Department of Biomaterials)
  • Since 1995: Honorary Professor, (University of Potsdam)
  • 1993-2014: Director and Scientific Member, (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam)
  • 1987-1993: Chair (C4) in Physical Chemistry, (University of Mainz)
  • 1981-1987: Associate Professor (C3) in Experimental Physics (Biophysics), (TU München)
  • 1978-1981: Scientific Co-Worker, (Dornier-System, Friedrichshafen)

Fields of Scholarship

  • Biomimetic Systems: Structure of Complex Interfaces
(amphiphiles, peptides, proteins, polymers, clusters, particles; Polymer (protein)/Lipid Interactions; Processes at Surfaces of Model Membranes
  • Chemistry and Physics in Confined Space: Structure Transitions
(phase transitions and separations, crystallization and growth, swelling); Encapsulation and Release; Sonochemistry
  • Dynamics at Interfaces: Molecular Motion (translational, rotational); Electron/Energy Transfer; Molecular Exchange

Honours and Awards

  • 2014: Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Process Engineering)
  • 2014: Elyuhar-Goldschmidt Award of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society
  • 2014: Langmuir Lectureship Award of the American Chemical Society
  • 2012: Member of the Academy of Europe
  • 2010: BP Visiting Lecturer 2010, Cambridge Univ.,UK
  • 2009: Wolfgang Ostwald Price of the German Colloid Society
  • 2008: Honorary Doctorate of the University Montpellier, France
  • 2007: Overbeek Medal of the European Colloid and Interface Society
  • 2007: Highly Cited Chemist according to ISI
  • 2007: Prix-Gay-Lussac, French Ministry of Research and Technology in collaboration with the Alexander Humboldt Foundation
  • 2006: Honorary Professor at the the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Chemistry)
  • 2004: Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2002: Eli Burstein Lecture, Philadelphia
  • 2002: Founder’s Lecture, London
  • 2002: Lectureship Award of the Japanese Colloid Society, Sendai
  • 2000: Vannegard Lecture, Gothenburg
  • 2000: Chaire de Paris
  • 1998: Raphael-Eduard-Liesegang Award of the German Colloid Society
  • 1979: Physics Award of the German Physical Society

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