Institute of Polymer Research

Director

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Volker Abetz

Portrait Volker Abetz August 2014

Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Director of the Institute of Polymer Research

Institute of Polymer Research, HZG Geesthacht
Building 46, room 246
Max-Planck-Strasse 1
D-21502 Geesthacht

phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
fax: +49 (0)4152 87-2499

Professor at the university of Hamburg
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Room 342b
Grindelallee 117
D-20146 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42838 3460/3459
Fax: +49 40 42838 9542

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Consultant

Dr. Karin Kirstein
Dr. Karin Kirstein

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1536

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Secretary

Ilona Zillich
Ilona Zillich

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2462

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Volker Abetz

Prof. Abetz is Director of the Institute of Polymer Research in Geesthacht. In addition, Prof. Abetz also lectures at the University of Hamburg in the field of Physical Chemistry. On the following pages you can find information about his scientific career and his publications.

scientific career of Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
since 1/2013
Director of the Institute of Polymer Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and full professor for Physical Chemistry at the University of Hamburg
7/2004 - 12/2012
Director of the Institute of Polymer Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and full professor for Polymer-based Multi-component Materials at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
3/2004 - 6/2004
Associate Professor for Polymer Chemistry, University of Potsdam
11/2003 - 2/2004
Guest lecturer at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
4/2003 - 7/2003
Guest lecturer at the University of Regensburg
6/2000
Habilitation, University of Bayreuth, Department of Macromolecular Chemistry II. Theme of the thesis: "Complex Structures based on ABC triblock copolymer"
since 12/1998
Founding member of the "Reimund Stadler Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering", at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel
4/1997 - 6/2004
Research Associate (akad. Rat/Oberrat), University of Bayreuth Macromolecular Chemistry II in the group of Prof. Dr. R. Stadler (V 14/06/98) since 1/5/99 in the group of Prof. Dr. AHE Müller
4/1994 - 3/1997
Research associate at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Organic Chemistry in the group of Prof. Dr. R. Stadler
10/1993 - 3/1994
Fellow at the Institute Charles Sadron (Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, Ecole d'Application des Hauts Polymères), Laboratoire Réseaux Polymères Interpénétrés et Materiaux Analogues, in the research group of Dr. GC Meyer
10/1990 - 9/1993
Scientific assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Department of Polymer Physics with Prof. Dr. EW Fischer
10/1990
PhD, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (Prof. Dr. R. Stadler).
Topic of the thesis: "Spektroskopische Polarimetrie an mehrkomponentigen Polymersystemen"
11/1988 - 4/1989 and 8/1991
Fellow at the Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering, in the group of Prof. Dr. GG Fuller
1987
Diploma, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (Prof. Dr. H.-J. Cantow and Dr. R. Stadler).
Topic of the thesis: "FTIR-Dichroismusspektroskopie an polymeren Mehrkomponentensystemen: Aufbau der Meßapparatur und Untersuchungen an modifizierten thermoplastischen Elastomeren"
1982 - 1987
Study of Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
  • Participation in "Polymer Bulletin", Springer Verlag GmbH & Co KG - 1995 - 1998: Assistant to the Editor for Europe and Africa
    - May to September 1998: editor (successor of Prof. Stadler)
  • e-Polymers Co-initiation(1999) and participation (advisory board) for e-polymer, an "open access" Internet journal for polymer science.
  • Macromolecules From 2006 to 2008 member of the "Advisory Editorial Board" of Macromolecules.
    Macromolecules is published by the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Reimund Stadler Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering 1998 Founding member of the Reimund Stadler Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering in Beer Sheva, Israel
  • DGM - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.; Fachausschuss Polymerwerkstoffe From 2007 to 2014 Head of the section "Polymer Materials" at the German Society for Materials Science.
    • Grant under the Research Training Group Polymer Sciences at the University of Freiburg (1987-1990)
    • Graduated grant from the Chemical Industry Association (VCI) (1990)
    • Travel grant under PROCOPE (1992-1993)
    • Scholarship under the "Human Capital and Mobility" program of the European Community (1993-1994)
    • Travel grant of the Section of Macromolecular Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh, 2000)
    • Research Grant by the VCI in conjunction with the BMBF (since 2001)