Presentation: Role of entanglements and intracrystalline dynamics in bulk polymer crystallization
Kay Saalwächter received his Diploma in Chemistry in 1997 at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (University of Freiburg, Germany). In 2000, he finished his Doctorate working with Hans Wolfgang Spiess at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the University of Mainz, Germany, followed by his Habilitation in 2004 at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (University of Freiburg, Germany) in the group of Heino Finkelmann. Since 2005 he has been holding a Professorship of Experimental Physics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Halle, Germany). He had his first contact with polymer solid-state NMR on an exchange visit to the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) working with Klaus Schmidt-Rohr; ever since his continuing research interest has been the development and application of NMR techniques to the study of structure and dynamics in polymeric, liquid-crystalline, biological, and other “soft” materials, which have been published in about 150 papers.