Prof. Thomas Thurn-Albrecht, from Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, was invited to give a lecture entitled Crystal nucleation and growth in polymers under confinement and in thin films at CIAC on June 18, 2014.
Thomas Thurn-Albrecht studied physics at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany and Edinburgh University/UK from 1982 to 1990. In 1994, he obtained his ph.d. from the physics department of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.He then carried out postdoctoral research works at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and at the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts at Amhers. In 2000, he finished his habilitation at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, and became a scientist and lecturer at the faculty of physics. Since 2004, he has been a professor for experimental physics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He served as vice dean of the faculty of chemistry and physics at the university from 2006 to 2010. From 2009 to 2011, he was elected as Chairman of the division CPP (Chemical Physics and Polymer Physics) of the German Physical Society (DPG). Since 2011, he has been the representative of the SFB/Transregio 102 of DFG. Prof. Thomas Thurn-Albrecht’s research interests include Structure formation in polymers, polymer electrolytes, Polymer crystallization, semiconducting polymers, organic photovoltaics, scattering techniques, scanning force microscopy.