Tuesday, 08 December, 2009
Dr. Thomas Franke, University of Augsburg, joins CeNS as Extraordinary Member
Thomas Franke studied Physics at the University in Göttingen and accomplished his diploma thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry. He has completed his Ph.D. thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and received his Ph.D.in 2004. He then went to the University of Ulm as a postdoc and joined the Dynamics of Complex Fluids group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen. Since 2005 he is a research group leader at the chair of experimental physics at the University in Augsburg. In 2008, he spent a sabbatical at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. His research interests include biological physics and microfluidics, cell mechanics, and complex fluids.