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Dr. Michael Kappl

Group leader

Dr. Michael Kappl


Michael Kappl was born Aug 31th 1963 in Regensburg. He studied physics from 1983-1990 at the University of Regensburg and the Technical University of Munich. From 1991 to 1996 he did his PhD thesis work in Prof. Ernst Bamberg's group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, on transport kinetics of the Na+-Ca2+exchanger membrane protein. From 1997 to 1998 he did one year of postdoctoral research at the University of Mainz in the group of Prof. Butt. From 1998 - 2000 he was working as a consultant for Windows NT network solutions at the Pallas Soft AG, Regensburg. He rejoined the group of Prof. Butt in August 2000 at the University of Siegen.

Since 2002 he is group leader at the MPIP, working in the fields of surface forces, wetting and characterization of mechanical properties on the micro- and nanoscale.
In addition he is heading the Focused Ion Beam Service Lab, providing service for nanostructuring, cross-sectioning of samples, preparation of TEM lamella, and 3D tomography.

Research Topics



Physics of Interfaces
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz
Tel. +49(0)6131/379-114
email: kappl@mpip-mainz.mpg.de

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