Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung

Dr. Richard Weinkamer

Am Mühlenberg 1

14476 Potsdam



Dr. Richard Weinkamer

Dr. Richard Weinkamer
Dr. Richard Weinkamer


Matters of Activity


Telefon: +49 (331) 567-9410
Fax: +49 (331) 567-9402
Raum: K-2.210


  • mechanobiological systems like bone
  • processes in living bone like bone remodeling, healing and mineralization
  • porosity of bone on different length scales
  • computer modeling of mechanics, growth and adaptation of biological materials
  • structure-function relations and mechanical properties of hierarchically structured biological tissues
  • use of scanning acoustic microscopy for a micromechanical characterization of biological materials
  • phase transformation in natural and artificial materials


Academic Qualifications

Studies of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, University of Vienna, 1985-1995
Master in Mathematics, University of Vienna, 1995

PhD in Physics, University of Vienna and Rutgers University, USA, 1995-2000
Doctoral Thesis: Diffusion und diffusional phase transformations in binary alloys

Academic Career

Postdoc at the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben

Since 04/2003
Group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloid and Interfaces

Since 06/2012
Associated Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory", Humboldt University Berlin

Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, Humboldt University Berlin
Habilitation Thesis: Processes in living bone and the resulting structural changes - computational studies

Since 03/2014
Associated Investigator of the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT)

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