Friday, 18 November, 2011
Dr. Theobald Lohmüller joins CeNS as Extraordinary Member
Theo Lohmüller studied Chemistry and Biology at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Würzburg. In 2004 he joined the group of Prof. Joachim P. Spatz at the Heidelberg University and the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart (formerly Metals Research). In 2008 he was awarded his doctoral degree in Chemistry for his work on Nanostructured Functional Materials. After working as a Research Scientist for BASF at the Global Research Center in Singapore he joined the group of Prof. Jay T. Groves as a DFG PostDoc Fellow at UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Materials Sciences Division in 2009. In April 2011 he returned to Germany to join the chair of Prof. Jochen Feldmann at the Physics Department at LMU Munich as a group leader. He is interested in the physical chemistry of bio-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials and their application to living systems. A major part of his research is to find new ways to integrate nanooptics and plasmonic devices with supported membranes to study and manipulate the biophysical and chemical properties of single membrane receptors and molecules by Raman and fluorescence spectroscopy.