Presentation: Microscopic observation of interface-induced crystallization via prefreezing in polymers melts
Thomas Thurn-Albrecht studied physics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg from where he graduated in 1990. He obtained his doctoral degree from the same university in 1994. Subsequently he worked as postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz from 1995-1998 and the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1998 to 1999. He obtained his habilitation in 2000 from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and accepted a professor position for Experimental Polymer Physics at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2003. His main research interests focus on structure formation processes in polymers and structure-property relations (crystallization, semiconductor polymers, supramolecular polymers) using scattering techniques, AFM, calorimetry and rheology. He serves as Editorial Board member of Macromolecules (2014-2016), Polymer and Colloid and Polymer Science.