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

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Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Vitae

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

2007 Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

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 300 Publications in scientific journals and books; numerous invited lectures at conferences and institutions

Awards and Distinctions

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)
2007 Herbert Johnson Memorial Lectures, Cornell University, Ithaka, USA
2007 Seidman Family Memorial Lectures, Technion, Haifa, Israel
2007 Election as Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


Ten selected papers

[1] 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)

[2] 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)

[3] 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)

[4]

BIOMATERIAL SYSTEMS FOR MECHANOSENSING AND ACTUATION
Peter Fratzl, Friedrich G. Barth
Nature 462, 442 - 448 (2009)

[5] NATURE’S HIERARCHICAL MATERIALS
Peter Fratzl and Richard Weinkamer
Progress in materials science 52, 1263 - 1334 (2007)

[6] THE ROLE OF WHEAT AWNS IN THE SEED DISPERSAL UNIT
Rivka Elbaum, Liron Zaltzman, Ingo Burgert, Peter Fratzl
Science 316, 884 - 886 (2007)

[7] REVERSIBLE switching of hydrogel-actuated nanostructures into complex micopatterns
A Sidorenko, T. Krupenkin, A. Taylor, P. Fratzl, J. Aizenberg
Science 315, 487 - 490 (2007)

[8] 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)

[9] FROM BRITTLE TO DUCTILE FRACTURE OF BONE
Herwig Peterlik, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer and Peter Fratzl
Nature Materials 5, No. 1, 52 - 55 (2006)

[10] 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)
 
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