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Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer

Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer

Scientific Career

2014 Deputy spokesperson SFB TRR146 Multiscale Simulations for Soft Matter Systems
2012 Coordinator KITP-UCSB program "Physical Principles of Multiscale Modeling for Soft Matter" (with P. Atzberger and M. O. Robbins) (3 months)
2011 Visiting Professor, New York University, NY (3 months)
  Head Competence Center "Simulation" at the "Forum Organic Electronic", Innovation Laboratory, IL, at the University of Heidelberg
2008 – 2010, 1998 – 2000 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
1996 Adjoint Professor of Physics, University of Mainz
since 1995 Director and scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
1995 Bayer AG, Leverkusen
1994 Research Visit at the Materials Dept., UC Santa Barbara (2 months)
1991 Research Visit at Dept. Chemical Eng. and Materials Sc., Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis (3 months)
1986, 1988 Research Visit at Exxon Research and Engineering in Annandale NJ and the Materials Program, UC Santa Barbara (3 months)
1988 – 1995 Senior Scientist, Forschungszentrum KFA Jülich
1988 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Mainz
1984 – 1988 Assistant Prof. (C1), University of Mainz
1984 – 1985 Postdoc, Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Annandale NJ, USA
1983 PhD University of Cologne, Supervisor Prof. K. Binder
1982 – 1984 Scientist, KFA Jülich
1974 – 1980 Physics student, University of Cologne, Germany (Diploma 1980)

Third Party Support

Projects supported by the EU, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) (e.g. current support CRC TRR 146 "Multiscale Simulations Methods for Soft Matter Syatems”), International Research and training group, IRTG, Mainz-Seoul on "Self-assembled materials for optoelectronic applications", as well as various Priority Programs), ERC Advance Grant MOLPROCOMP (2014) and by industry.

Service to the Community (Memberships excerpt)

  • Member of the German Physical Society (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS) and the American Physical Society (APS)
  • Member of national and international appointment committees
  • Executive Advisory Board of the Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics journals, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
  • Coeditor: Computer Physics Communications, Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science; Soft Matter (-2010)
  • Divisional Associate Editor (DAE) in charge of polymers for the Physical Review Letters (1998 – 2000)
  • Member of the Peer Review Board of the NIC (John von Neumann Institute for Computing, Jülich)
  • Member of the advisory board Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) of the Max Planck Society
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, LRZ) (up to 2011)
  • Member of numerous organizing committees for international conferences and research projects
  • Elected member (Fachkollegiat) of the German Research Council (DFG) for polymer research (2009 - 2015)
  • Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Heinz-Billing-Foundation of the Max Planck Society (up to 2011)
  • Reviewer for various international organizations promoting science (USA, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, UK, Italy, Hong Kong etc.)
  • Member and chairman (starting September 2012) of the Advisory Committee on IT equipment (Beratender Ausschuss für EDV-Anlagen in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, BAR) at the Max Planck Society
  • Head of the Competence Center "Simulation" at the "Forum Organic Electronic" within the Innovation Laboratory of the BMBF at the University of Heidelberg
  • Elected Chairman of the Chemical and Polymer Physics (CPP) section of the German Physical Society, DPG (2013 – 2015)
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