Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences

Herminghaus, Stephan, Prof. Dr.

  • 1989 Dr. rer. nat. (Physics) University of Mainz
  • 1990 Postdoc at IBM Research Laboratory San José, USA
  • 1991-1995 Assistant Professor, University of Konstanz
  • 1996-1998 Junior group leader, Max Planck Institute for Colloid and Interface Science, Adlershof (Berlin)
  • 1999-2003 Full Professor of Physics at University of Ulm
  • 2003 - Director, Dept. Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
  • 2005 Adjunct Professor, University of Göttingen
  • 2006/7 Invited Professor at Université Paris VI, Paris, France

Major Research Interests

Microscopic processes and mechanisms of self-organization in physical and biological systems. Physics of systems far from thermal equilibrium.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • G. van den Bogaart, S. Thutupalli, J. H. Risselada, K. Meyenberg, M. Holt, D. Riedel, U. Diederichsen, S. Herminghaus, H. Grubmüller and R. Jahn: “Synaptotagmin-1 may be a distance regulator acting upstream of SNARE nucleation” Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 18 (2011) 805
  • K. Roeller, J. P. D. Clewett, R. M. Bowley, S. Herminghaus and M. R. Swift: “Liquid-Gas Phase Separation in Confined Vibrated Dry Granular Matter” Phys Rev Lett 107 (2011) 0408002
  • V. Chokkalingam, B. Weidenhof, M. Krämer, W. F. Maier, S. Herminghaus and R. Seemann “Optimized droplet-based microfluidics scheme for sol–gel reactions” Lab Chip 10 (2010) 1700
  • S. Ulrich, T. Aspelmeier, K. Roeller, A. Fingerle, S. Herminghaus, and A. Zippelius: “Cooling and Aggregation in Wet Granulates” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 148002
  • M. Scheel, R. Seemann, M. Brinkmann, M. Di Michiel, A. Sheppard, B. Breidenbach, and S. Herminghaus: „Morphological Clues to Wet Granular Pile Stability” Nature Materials 7 (2008) 189