Prof. Dr. Werner Steffen

Werner Steffen was born on April 12th 1954 in Ravengiersburg.

  • From 1982 to 1990 he studied Physics at Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz and at Imperial College in London.
  • 1990 – 1993 PhD thesis work in the group of Prof. E.W. Fischer at Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz: „Untersuchungen zum Relaxationsverhalten des niedermolekularen Glasbildners ortho-Terphenyl mittels depolarisierter Licht- und Ramanstreuung“ – „Study of the relaxation behavior of the low molecular weight liquid ortho-Terphenyle utilizing depolarized light and Raman scattering“.
  • 1994 postdoctoral research at Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz in the group of Prof. E.W. Fischer.
  • 1995 – 1997 project leader responsible for the X-ray and synchrotron activities in the group of Prof. E.W. Fischer.
  • 1997-2015 professor at the HfPV Hessen in information science.
  • since 1997 group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz
  • since 1997 cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz

Research Interests

  • Dynamics at solid-liquid interfaces
  • Structure and Dynamics
  • Adaptive surfaces – surfaces adapting
  • Methods

Selected Publications

Zhou, X.; Liu, J.; Liu, W.; Steffen, W.; Butt, H.-J.: Fabrication of Stretchable Superamphiphobic Surfaces with Deformation-Induced Rearrangeable Structures. Advanced Materials 34 (10), 2107901 (2022)
Liu, J.; Sun, Y.; Zhou, X.; Li, X.; Kappl, M.; Steffen, W.; Butt, H.-J.: One-Step Synthesis of a Durable and Liquid-Repellent Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Coating. Advanced Materials, 2100237 (2021)
Liu, J.; Ye, L.; Hu, M.; Chen, F.; Wegner, S. V.; Mailänder, V.; Steffen, W.; Kappl, M.; Butt, H. J.: Elastic Superhydrophobic and Photocatalytic Active Films Used as Blood Repellent Dressing. Advanced Materials 32 (11), 1908008 (2020)
Verding, P.; Deferme, W.; Steffen, W.: Velocity and size measurement of droplets from an ultrasonic spray coater using photon correlation spectroscopy and turbidimetry. Applied Optics 59 (25), pp. 7496 - 7503 (2020)
Plum, M. A.; Menges, B.; Fytas, G.; Butt, H.-J.; Steffen, W.: Resonance enhanced dynamic light scattering. Review of Scientific Instruments 82 (1), 015102 (2011)
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