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Physical Chemistry

Lund University

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Peter Schurtenberger, Professor

Academic background

2010 - :  Professor, Physical Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden
2008 - 2010:  Founding Director of the Adolphe Merkle Institute for Pure and Applied
     Nanoscience
2008 - 2010:  Full Professor in Experimental Physics and Nanoscience, University
     of Fribourg
2006 - 2007:  Founding Director Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials
2001 - 2003:  President of the Department of Physics, University of Fribourg
2000 - :  Co-founder, CEO (2000–2008) and board member of LS Instruments Inc.
1999 - 2008:  Full Professor in Experimental Physics, University of Fribourg
1997 - 1999:  Titularprofessor (Honorary Professor), Polymer Institute, ETH Zürich
1996:  Guest Professor, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, University of Graz, Austria
1992 - 1997:  Wissenschaftlicher Adjunkt (Tenured Senior Researcher) and Privatdozent
     (Lecturer), Polymer Institute, ETH Zürich
1987 - 1992:  Oberassistent (Senior Researcher), Polymer Institute, ETH Zürich
1986 - 1987:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, MIT,
     and Research Fellow in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harward
     University Medical School
1985 - 1986:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, MIT
1984 - 1985:  Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, ETH Zürich
1984:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Physical Chemistry 1, Lund University
1980 - 1984:  Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, ETH Zürich

Selected recent publications

"Anisotropic responsive microgels with tuneable shape and interactions"
J. J. Crassous, A. M. Mihut, L. K. Månsson, and P. Schurtenberger
Nanoscale 7, 15971-15982 (2015)

"Unusual Dynamics of Concentration Fluctuations in Solutions of Weakly Attractive Globular Proteins"
Saskia Bucciarelli, Lucia Casal-Dujat, Cristiano De Michele, Francesco Sciortino, Jan Dhont, Johan Bergenholtz, Bela Farago, Peter Schurtenberger, and Anna Stradner
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 4470 (2015)

"Multiple path-dependent routes for phase transition kinetics in thermo-responsive and field-responsive ultra-soft colloids"
P. S. Mohanty, P. Bagheri, S. Nöjd, A. Yethiraj and P. Schurtenberger
Phys. Rev. X 5, 011030 (2015)

"A new route towards colloidal molecules with externally tunable interaction sites."
Linda K. Månsson, Jasper N. Immink, Adriana M. Mihut, Peter Schurtenberger, and Jérôme J. Crassous
Faraday Discussions 181, 49 (2015)

"Field-induced assembly of colloidal ellipsoids into well-defined microtubules"
J. J. Crassous, A. M. Mihut, E. Wernersson, P. Pfleiderer, J. Vermant, P. Linse, and P. Schurtenberger
Nature Communications 5:5516 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6516 (2014)

"A Hard Sphere-Like Glass Transition in Eye Lens Alpha-Crystallin Solutions"
G. Foffi, G. Savin, S. Bucciarelli, N. Dorsaz, G. M. Thurston, A. Stradner, and P. Schurtenberger
PNAS 111, 16748 (2014)

"Effective interactions between soft-repulsive colloids: Experiments, theory and simulations"
P.S. Mohanty, D. Paloli, J.J. Crassous, E. Zaccarelli, and P. Schurtenberger
J. Chem.Phys. 140, 094901 (2014)

"Electric field driven self-assembly of ionic microgels"
S. Nöjd, P. S. Mohanty, P. Bagheri, A. Yethiraj and P. Schurtenberger
Soft Matter 9, 9199 (2013)

"Fluid–solid transitions in soft-repulsive colloids"
D. Paloli, P. S. Mohanty, J. J. Crassous, E. Zaccarelli, and P. Schurtenberger
Soft Matter (Communication) 9, 3000 (2013)

"Unexpected decoupling of stretching and bending modes in protein gels"
T. Gibaud, A. Zaccone, E. Del Gado, V. Trappe, and P. Schurtenberger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 058303 (2013)

"New routes to food gels and glasses"
T. Gibaud, N. Mahmoudi, J. Oberdisse, P. Lindner, J. Skov Pedersen, C. L. P. Oliveira, A. Stradner, and P. Schurtenberger
Faraday Discussions 158, 267 (2012)

"Cluster-driven dynamical arrest in concentrated lysozyme solutions"
F. Cardinaux, E. Zaccarelli, A. Stradner, S. Bucciarelli, B. Farago, S.U. Egelhaaf, F. Sciortino, and P. Schurtenberger
J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 7227 (2011)

"Morphology and orientational behavior of silica-coated spindle-type hematite particles in a magnetic field probed by SAXS"
M. Reufer, H. Dietsch, U. Gasser, A. Hirt, A. Menzel, and P. Schurtenberger
J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 4763 (2010)

"New insight into cataract formation – enhanced stability through mutual attraction"
A. Stradner, G. Foffi, N. Dorsaz, G.M. Thurston, and P. Schurtenberger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 198103 (2007)

"The interplay between spinodal decomposition and glass formation in proteins exhibiting short range attractions"
F. Cardinaux, T. Gibaud, A Stradner, and Schurtenberger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 118301 (2007)

"Equilibrium cluster formation in concentrated protein solutions and colloids"
A. Stradner, H. Sedgwick, F. Cardinaux, W.C.K. Poon, S.U. Egelhaaf, and P. Schurtenberger
Nature 432, 492-495 (2004)

Contact

Phone
+46-46-222 82 19
E-mail
Peter.Schurtenberger@fkem1.lu.se
Fax
+46-46-222 44 13