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Prof. Dr. Markus Mezger
Graduate School of Excellence "MAterials science IN mainZ"


Graduate School of Excellence "MAterials science IN mainZ"

Project leader

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Markus Mezger


Markus Mezger studied physics at the University of Stuttgart from 1999-2004. In his diploma thesis under supervision of Prof. H. Dosch 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 working at the MPI for Polymer Research.  2013 he was appointed Junior Professor in the Physics Department at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. There he is part of the scientific working group for condensed matter physics (KOMET) and Associated PI in the Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science in Mainz (MAINZ).

He is active in the structural characterization of polymer materials by X-ray scattering techniques. His current research interest centers around the molecular structure near interfaces between soft and hard matter studied by high energy and resonant soft X-ray reflectivity.

Research Topics



Experimentalphysik 5c (SS 2017)
Physik kondensierter Materie


Hörsaal 00 200 HS Kph
Dienstag 09:00-10:00
Donnerstag 10:00-12:00


Dienstag 8:00 Uhr            Kph Seminarraum
Dienstag 10:00 Uhr Seminarraum C
Dienstag 12:00 Uhr Seminarraum C


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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