Physical Chemistry

Lund University

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Peter Schurtenberger, Professor

Academic background

2017 - 2018:  Director, Lund Institute of advanced Neutron and X-ray Science,
     LINXS, Lund University
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,
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

"Potential and limits of a colloid approach to protein solutions"
Anna Stradner and Peter Schurtenberger
Soft Matter (Invited Perspective Article) 16, 307 (2020)

"A microgel-Pickering emulsion route to colloidal molecules with temperature-responsive interaction sites"
Linda K. Månsson, Feifei Peng, Jérôme Crassous, and Peter Schurtenberger
Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/c9sm02401h (2020)

"Anisotropic Dynamics of Dense Colloidal Ellipsoids in the Presence of an External Field Studied by Differential Dynamic Microscopy"
Antara Pal, Vincent A. Martinez, Thiago H. Ito, Jochen Arlt, Jérôme J. Crassous, Wilson C. K. Poon, Peter Schurtenberger
Science Advances 6, eaaw9733 (2020)

"Responsive Hydrogel Colloids: Structure, Interactions, Phase Behaviour and Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Transitions of Microgel Dispersions"
Brijitta Joseph Boniface and Peter Schurtenberger
Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 40, 87-103 (2019)

"Soft particles in an electric field – a zero average contrast study"
Sofi Nöjd, Christopher Hirst, Marc Obiols-Rabasa, Julien Schmitt, Aurel Radulescu, Priti S. Mohanty and Peter Schurtenberger
Soft Matter 15, 6369 (2019)

"Thermoresponsive colloidal molecules prepared using droplet-based microfluidics"
Feifei Peng, Stefan Holm, Linda Månsson, Somnath Ghosh, Jérôme Crassous, Peter Schurtenberger and Jonas Tegenfeldt
J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 9260−9271 (2019)

"A colloid approach to self-assembling antibodies"
Nicholas Skar-Gislinge, Michela Ronti, Tommy Garting, Christian Rischel, Peter Schurtenberger, Emanuela Zaccarelli, and Anna Stradner
Mol. Pharmaceutics 16,  2394 – 2404 (2019)

"Thermoresponsive Binary Particle Gels with Tunable Structural and Mechanical Properties"
Jasper N. Immink, Erik Maris, Jérôme J. Crassous, Joakim Stenhammar, and Peter Schurtenberger
ACS Nano, 13, 3292−3300 (2019)

"Anomalous Dynamics of Magnetic Anisotropic Colloids Studied by XPCS"
Antara Pal, Thomas Zinn, Mohammad Arif Kamal, Theyencheri Narayanan, and Peter Schurtenberger
Small, 14, 1802233 (2018)

"A new look at effective interactions between microgel particles"
Maxime Bergman, Nicoletta Gnan, Marc Obiols-Rabasa, Janne-Mieke Meijer, Lorenzo Rovigatti, Emanuela Zaccarelli, and Peter Schurtenberger
Nature Comm. 9, 5039 (2018)

"Deswelling behaviour of ionic microgel particles from low to ultra-high densities"
Sofi Nöjd, Peter Holmqvist, Niels Boon, Marc Obiols-Rabas Priti S. Mohanty, Ralf Schweins, and Peter Schurtenberger
Soft Matter 14, 4150 (2018)

"Interpenetration of polymeric microgels at ultrahigh densities"
Priti S. Mohanty, Sofi Nöjd, Kitty van Gruijthuijsen, Jérôme J. Crassous, Marc Obiols-Rabasa, Ralf Schweins, Anna Stradner, and Peter Schurtenberger
Scientific Reports 7, 1487 (2017)

"Assembling oppositely charged lock and key responsive colloids: A mesoscale analog of adaptive chemistry"
Adriana M. Mihut, Björn Stenqvist, Mikael Lund, Peter Schurtenberger and Jérôme J. Crassous
Science Advances, 3, e1700321 (2017)

"Dramatic influence of attractions on short-time protein diffusion under crowded conditions"
Saskia Bucciarelli, Jin Suk Myung, Bela Farago, Shibananda Das, Gerard A. Vliegenthart, Olaf Holderer, Roland G. Winkler, Peter Schurtenberger, Gerhard Gompper and Anna Stradner
Science Advances 2, e1601432 (2016)

"Anisotropic magnetic particles in a magnetic field"
Ilya Martchenko, Jérôme J. Crassous, Adriana M. Mihut, Erik Wernersson, Ann Hirt, Chantal Rufier, Andreas Menzel, Hervé Dietsch, Per Linse, and Peter Schurtenberger
Soft Matter 12, 8755 (2016)

"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)


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