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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester

Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester

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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz

Born on June 11, 1969 in Bochum.
Married, 2 children.

Professional Career

1988-1993 Study of chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt
1993 Diploma thesis with Prof. Dr. D. Braun and under the guidance of Prof. Dr. M. Lambla at the Ecole d’Application des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg, France. Title: "Synthesis and characterization of impact modifying core-shell latexes"
1992-1993 Research (DAAD scholarship) at the Ecole d’Application des Hauts Polymères, France in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Lambla
1993-1995 Ph.D. thesis in the group of Prof. Dr. H.W. Spiess at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Title: "Characterization of core-shell polymers by electron microscopy and modern solid-state NMR methods"
1994-1995 Research (DAAD scholarship) at the Ecole d’Application des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg, France in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Lambla
1996-1997 Research scientist at the Emulsion Polymers Institute, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
1998-2000 Liebig-scholarship holder of the Chemical Industry Fund (FCI) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm
2000-2003 Project leader of the group "Miniemulsions" at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in the department "Colloid chemistry" (head of the department: Prof. Dr. M. Antonietti)
2002 Habilitation at the University of Potsdam in “Physical Chemistry”
2003 - 2008 C4 professor (full professor) at the University of Ulm, leader of the Department for Organic Chemistry III- Macromolecular Chemistry and Organic Materials 
2004-2006 Dean of Chemistry at the University of Ulm
since 2008 Director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
2012 - 2014 Managing Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
 
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