Presentation: Thermal stability of homogeneous crystal nuclei in polymers
CHRISTOPH SCHICK is Professor at the Institute of Chemistry of Kazan Federal University, Russia, and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Physics of the University of Rostock, Germany, where he was Head of the Polymer Physics Group from 1992 to 2019. He received his PhD degree in 1980 for research in the field of glass transition with Prof. E. Donth as his mentor. As a post doc, he became interested in the interplay between glass transition and crystallization in polymers. In this field he completed his Habilitation in 1988. Since then his research focuses on advanced calorimetry, like temperature modulated or fast scanning, applied to polymers, metals, and other substances. He is interested in crystallization, nucleation, and glass transition in these materials.