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

Gao, A.; Liu, J.; Ye, L.; Schönecker, C.; Kappl, M.; Butt, H.-J.; Steffen, W.: Control of Droplet Evaporation on Oil-Coated Surfaces for the Synthesis of Asymmetric Supraparticles. Langmuir 35 (43), pp. 14042 - 14048 (2019)
Ye, L.; Chen, F.; Liu, J.; Gao, A.; Kircher, G.; Liu, W.; Kappl, M.; Wegner, S.; Butt, H.-J.; Steffen, W.: Responsive Ionogel Surface with Renewable Antibiofouling Properties. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 1900395 (2019)
Liu, J.; Ye, L.; Wooh, S.; Kappl, M.; Steffen, W.; Butt, H.-J.: Optimizing Hydrophobicity and Photocatalytic Activity of PDMS-Coated Titanium Dioxide. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 11 (30), pp. 27422 - 27425 (2019)
Butt, H.-J.; Berger, R.; Steffen, W.; Vollmer, D.; Weber, S. A. L.: Adaptive Wetting-Adaptation in Wetting. Langmuir 34 (38), pp. 11292 - 11304 (2018)
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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