Self-Assembled-Soft-Matter Nanostructures at Interfaces
Natural SciencesPhysical sciencesChemical sciencesEngineering and TechnologyNano-technology

The International Graduate Research Training Group (IRTG) on Self-Assembed-Soft-Matter Nanostructures at Interfaces is organized by a US–German consortium of researchers located at TU and HU Berlin, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and various academic institutions located in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The IRTG offers a unique research and training environment for doctoral researchers and research students interested in soft- matter physics and physical chemistry.


The scientific purpose underlying this program is to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of self-assembly processes at interfaces. The focus of the scientific program is on dynamic aspects of self-assembly at interfaces and it is organized in three project areas:

  • Self-assembly induced by patterned surfaces
  • Self-assembly at nanoparticles and curved interfaces
  • Biomimetic processes controlled by interfaces

A unique feature in both research and training is the close interaction between theory and experiment.

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in chemistry or physics and will be exposed to a broad training program in addition to their own scientific work. As part of the program doctoral researchers will work for six months or longer in one of the US partner laboratories.

organised Technische Universität Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin programme Prof. Dr Martin Schoen Dr Daniela Fliegner

self-assembly, soft-,atter, nanostructures, patterned surfaces, nanoparticles, curved interfaces, biomimetic processes

Contact Information

Prof. Dr Martin Schoen
Dr Daniela Fliegner
TU Berlin
Institut für Chemie
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
+49 (0)30 314 249 35
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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin