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Prof. Dr. Markus Mezger

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Prof. Dr. Markus Mezger


Markus Mezger studied physics at the University of Stuttgart from 1999-2004. In his diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research he used diffuse X-ray scattering to study short range order and lattice distortions in binary alloys. There, he continued with a project using high energy X-ray reflectivity to study water at hydrophobic interfaces. In 2008 he got his PhD from the University of Stuttgart and received the Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max Planck Society. From 2008-2010 he was working as a PostDoc at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkley and the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on the development of resonant soft X-ray scattering techniques to study orientational order in polymer thin films. Since October 2010 he is a groupe leader at the MPI for Polymer Research. In 2013 he was appointed Assistent Professor in the Physics Department at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz where he became Adjunkt Professor in 2019.

His scientific interest focuses on the structure and dynamics of soft matter at interfaces and in confinement studied by X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. Current research topics address ionic liquids, electrolyte solutions, water, ice, and polymers.

Research Topics




Selected Topics of Condensed Matter Physics - Soft Matter at Interfaces
Staudingerweg 9, Seminarraum E 01-231
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00


Physics of Interfaces
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz
Tel. +49(0)6131/379-321
email: mezger@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

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