12/2021: 🔥HOT🔥 article in PCCP: Combined first-principles statistical mechanics approach to sulfur structure in organic cathode hosts for polymer based lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries
11/2021: We congratulate Mila Miletic for the successful defense of her PhD thesis!
08/2021: Highlight publication: Highly Heterogeneous Polarization and Hydration of Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Electrolytes in ACS Nano
06/2021: Highlight publication: How the hydroxilation state of the (110)-rutile TiO2 surface governs its electric double layer properties in PCCP
12/2020: Highlight publication: How Shape and Chemistry of Molecular Penetrants Control Permeability in Responsive Membranes in ACS Nano
12/2020: We congratulate Rohit Nikam for the successful defense of his PhD thesis!
11/2020: We are happy to welcome our new joint PhD-student Xiangfei Wang who will work in AG Bande!
11/2020: We are happy to welcome our new PhD-student Diptesh who will work on Polymer-Based Batteries!
10/2020: We congratulate Chanbum Park for the successful defense of his PhD thesis!
08/2020: We are happy to welcome our new PhD-student Thorren Grimm in the HEIBRIDS graduate school!
03/2020: 2nd Workshop on Multi-scale modeling of functional interfaces and soft materials at HZB Berlin
11/2019: We are pleased to welcome Yannik Schütze as our new PhD student!
10/2019: Highlight publication: Aqueous Nanoclusters Govern Ion Partitioning in Dense Polymer Membranes in ACS Nano
03/2019: Highlight publication: A new concept of a dual-ion battery by exploiting a liquid-liquid phase separation in aqueous biphasic systems (ABSs) proposed in Chasing Aqueous Biphasic Systems from simple salts by exploring the LiTFSI/LiCl/H2O phase diagram, published in ACS Cent. Sci.
03/2019: Highlight publication: Tuning the permeability of dense membranes by shaping nanoscale potentials in Phys. Rev. Lett.
02/2019: Black Forest Workshop on Multi-scale modeling of functional interfaces and soft materials
08/2018 We are pleased to welcome Holger-Dietrich Saßnick as our new PhD student!
05/2018 Highlight publication: Selective Molecular Transport in Thermoresponsive Polymer Membranes: Role of Nanoscale Hydration and Fluctuations.
04/2018 Establishment of the new Joint Research Group EE-GSEM for Simulations of Energy Materials
04/2018 Prof. Dr. Joachim Dzubiella has been appointed as Professor for Applied Theoretical Physics - Computational Physics at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg (link: (https://www.physik.uni-freiburg.de/forschung)
02/18 Xiao Xu defended his PhD thesis on "Molecular modeling of the complexation of proteins with strong anionic polyelectrolytes"
02/18 Richard Gregor Weiss defended his PhD thesis on "The role of water in the kinetics of hydrophobic molecular recognition"
01/18 The detailed transport and structural properties of Li/S electrolytes published in JPS. (link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775317314350)
12/17 Rafael Roa Chamorro has been appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Malaga (Spain)
07/17 "A general theory for surface-catalyzed bimolecular reactions in responsive nanoreactors published in ACS Catal." (link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscatal.7b01701)
07/16 Karol Palczynski defended his PhD thesis on "Multiscale modeling of structure formation and dynamic properties of organic molecules in hybrid inorganic/organic semiconductors"
04/16 Nils Heptner defended his PhD thesis on "Dynamics and non-equilibrium structure of colloidal dumbbell-shaped particles in dense suspensions"
11/15 Cemil Yigit defended his PhD thesis on "Theoretical modeling and computer simulations of protein adsorption onto soft polymeric layers"
09/15 Stefano Angioletti-Uberti becomes Professor of Soft Matter in Beijing University of Chemical Technology
04/15 Curvature Effects on Hydrophobic Hydration Dynamics accepted in Phys. Rev. Lett.
02/15 Prof. Dr. Joachim Dzubiella receives an ERC Consolidator Grant!