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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Peter Fratzl

Personal Data:

Date of Birth:             13.09.1958
Place of Birth:            Vienna, Austria
Nationality:                Austrian

Curriculum Vitae:

2017-2020
Chair of the Chemistry-Physics-Engineering Section of the Max Planck Society

2015-
Member of Hermann v. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt University Berlin

2010-2014
Acting director, MPI for Microstructure Physics, Halle/Saale

2009-
Honorary Professor (Physics of Biomaterials) at the University of Potsdam

2004-
Honorary Professor of Physics at Humboldt University Berlin

2003-
Director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

1998-2003
Chair of Metal Physics at the University of Leoben (Austria) and Director of the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

1993
Scientific advisor to the director of the "Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute of Osteology", Vienna (Austria)

1993-1994
Visiting Research Fellow at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (UK)

1986-1998
Assistant and Associate Professor at the Institute for Materials Physics of the University of Vienna (Austria)

1981-1985
Researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna and at "Laboratoire Leon Brillouin" in Saclay (France); Visiting Research Fellow at Hahn-Meitner-Institute in Berlin and at New York University

1983
Dr. rer. nat. Physics, University of Vienna (Austria)

1980
Ingénieur Diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique Paris (France)

Research Fields:

  • Biomimetic materials research. Structure function relation in biological materials
  • Bone and mineral research with biomedical applications: Bone material quality in osteoporosis treatment, materials aspects in bone regeneration
  • Mechanical properties and modeling of composite materials. Solid-state phase transformations
  • More than 450 Publications in scientific journals and books; numerous invited lectures at conferences and institutions

Awards and Distinctions:

2015
Election as member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities

2015
Election as member of the Academy of Science and Literature / Mainz

2013
Election as member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (ACATECH)

2013
Jerome B. Cohen Distinguished Lecture Series, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, USA

2012
Election as Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), USA

2010
Doctor honoris causa, University of Montpellier, France

2010
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis

2008
Max Planck Research Prize for pioneering work on biological and bio-inspired materials (together with Prof. Robert Langer, MIT)

2008
Erwin Ühlinger Memorial Lecture, German Osteological Society

2007
Election as Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2007
Herbert Johnson Memorial Lectures, Cornell University, Ithaka, USA

2007
Seidman Family Memorial Lectures, Technion, Haifa, Israel

2000
Byk-Tosse Osteology Award

1998
Lilian B. Clark Lectureship, Univ. Texas at Dallas, USA

1997
Copp-Award of the German Osteological Society

1995
Austrian Government Award for Research in Rheumatology

1988
Erich Schmid Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


Selected Papers (out of about 500)

  1. MACROMOLECULAR RECOGNITION DIRECTS CALCIUM IONS TO COCCOLITH MINERALIZATION SITES
    Assaf Gal, Richard Wirth, Joachim Kopka, Peter Fratzl, Damien Favre, André Scheffel
    Science 353, 590 - 593 (2016)
  2. OSMOTIC PRESSURE INDUCED TENSILE FORCES IN TENDON COLLAGEN
    Admir Masic, Luca Bertinetti, Roman Schuetz, Shu-Wei Chang, Hartmut Metzger, Markus J. Buehler, Peter Fratzl
    Nature Communications 6, 5942 (2015)
  3. THE MECHANICAL ROLE OF METAL IONS IN BIOGENIC PROTEIN-BASED MATERIALS
    Elena Degtyar, Matthew J. Harrington, Yael Politi, Peter Fratzl
    Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 53, 12026 - 44 (2014)
  4. SELF-SIMILAR MESOSTRUCTURE EVOLUTION OF THE GROWING MOLLUSC SHELL REMINISCENT OF THERMODYNAMICALLY DRIVEN GRAIN GROWTH
    Bernd Bayerlein, Paul Zaslansky, Yannicke Dauphin, A. Rack, Peter Fratzl, Igor Zlotnikov
    Nature Materials 13, 1102 - 1107 (2014)
  5. NUCLEATION AND GROWTH OF MAGNETITE FROM SOLUTION
    Jens Baumgartner, Archan Dey, Paul H. H. Bomans, Cécile Le Coadou, Peter Fratzl, Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk and Damien Faivre
    Nature Materials 12, 310 - 314 (2013)
  6. SELF- ASSEMBLY OF AMORPHOUS CALCIUM CARBONATE MICROLENS ARRAYS
    Kyubock Lee, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Admir Masic, Krishna P. Kommareddy, Mathieu Bennet, Inderchand Manjubala, Seung-Woo Lee, Seung B. Park, Helmut Cölfen and Peter Fratzl
    Nature Communications 3, 725 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1720 (2012)
  7. IRON-CLAD FIBERS: A METAL-BASED BIOLOGICAL STRATEGY FOR HARD FLEXIBLE COATINGS
    Matthew J. Harrington, Admir Masic, Niels Holten-Andersen, J. Herbert Waite, Peter Fratzl
    Science 328, 216 - 220 (2010)
  8. BIOMATERIAL SYSTEMS FOR MECHANOSENSING AND ACTUATION
    Peter Fratzl, Friedrich G. Barth
    Nature 462, 442 - 448 (2009)
  9. Collagen: Structure and Mechanics
    Peter Fratzl (editor)
    506 pages, ISBN: 978-0-387-73905-2, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (2008)
    (Including: P. Fratzl, Chapter 1, pp. 1 - 13)
  10. NATURE’S HIERARCHICAL MATERIALS
    Peter Fratzl and Richard Weinkamer
    Progress in materials science 52, 1263 - 1334 (2007)
  11. THE ROLE OF WHEAT AWNS IN THE SEED DISPERSAL UNIT
    Rivka Elbaum, Liron Zaltzman, Ingo Burgert, Peter Fratzl
    Science 316, 884 - 886 (2007)
  12. REVERSIBLE SWITCHING OF HYDROGEL-ACTUATED NANOSTRUCTURES INTO COMPLEX MICROPATTERNS
    A Sidorenko, T. Krupenkin, A. Taylor, P. Fratzl, J. Aizenberg
    Science 315, 487 - 490 (2007)
  13. COOPERATIVE DEFORMATION OF MINERAL AND COLLAGEN IN BONE AT THE NANOSCALE
    Himadri S. Gupta, Jong Seto, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Paul Zaslansky, Peter Boesecke and Peter Fratzl
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103 (47), 17741 - 17746 (2006)
  14. FROM BRITTLE TO DUCTILE FRACTURE OF BONE
    Herwig Peterlik, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer and Peter Fratzl
    Nature Materials 5, No. 1, 52 - 55 (2006)
  15. SKELETON OF EUPLECTELLA SP.: STRUCTURAL HIERARCHY FROM THE NANOSCALE TO THE MACROSCALE
    Joanna Aizenberg, James C. Weaver, Monica S. Thanawala, Vikram C. Sundar, Daniel E. Morse, Peter Fratzl
    Science 309, 275 - 278 (2005)
  16. MATERIALS BECOME INSENSITIVE TO FLAWS AT NANOSCALE: LESSONS FROM NATURE
    Huajian Gao, Baohua Ji, Ingomar L. Jäger, Eduard Arzt, Peter Fratzl
    PNAS 100, Issue 10, 5597 - 5600 (2003)
 
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