Dr. Denis Gebauer (Group Leader)
Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz
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Member of the Management Committee of the COST action TD0903 "Understanding and manipulating enzymatic and proteomic processes in biomineralization - towards new biomimetic strategies, the creation of tailored nano-scale architectures and environmental monitoring"
|since 01/2011|| |
Habilitand (assistant professor), Physical Chemistry, University of Konstanz
PostDoc, Stockholms Universitet, Department of Inorganic, Physical and Structural Chemistry (renamed 01/2010, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry) with Dr. Niklas Hedin, Dr. Mattias Edén and Prof. Dr. Lennart Bergström
Member of scientific staff, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Ph-D in Physical Chemistry at the University of Potsdam (Magna cum Laude) with Prof. Dr. Dr. Markus Antonietti and Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen (carried out at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department Colloid Chemistry, Potsdam-Golm): "A Novel View on the Early Stage of Crystallization" [download].
Awards, Prizes and Scholarships
Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg (University of Konstanz)
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize (DFG press release)
Poster Prize, “Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: Structural Preformation in Transient Precursors”, poster session two, Euromat 2009, European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes, 07.09.-10.09.2009, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, UK
Michelson Prize for the best dissertation of 2008/2009, with excellent achievements in the scientific field of Physical Chemistry, 26.06.2009, Mathematical-Natural Scientific School, University of Potsdam, Germany
Scholarship for postdoctoral research at Stockholm University, granted by the Wenner-Gren Foundations, Stockholm, Sweden
Poster prize, “Calcium Carbonate Clusters: A Novel Species Important in CaCO3 Precipitation”, The 21st Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy – West, 08.06.–11.06.2008, Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA, USA
Lectures and Invited Talks
"The Early Stages of Crystallization — Polyamorphism, Prenucleation Clusters, and Polymorph Selection", BACG (British Association of Crystal Growth) Annual Conference, Manchester (UK), 16th - 18th June 2013 (invited keynote lecture).
"The Role of Prenucleation Clusters during (Bio)mineral Nucleation", 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ICCGE-17), Warsaw (Poland), 11th - 16th August 2013 (invited talk).
"Nucleation Mechanisms of Biominerals", AC Kolloquium Wintersemester 2011/12, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel (Germany), 17th January 2012 (invited talk).
"Towards an understanding of the non-classical nucleation of CaCO3", symposium "18b. Nucleation, Growth, and Dissolution in Aqueous Environments: Elementary Processes and Atomistic Models", 22nd V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montréal (Canada), 24th - 29th June 2012 (invited talk).
"A Novel View on the Early Stages of Crystallization: Calcium Carbonates and Calcium Phosphates", 9th Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium 2012, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Potsdam (Germany), 25th - 28th October 2012 (invited, flash talk with poster).
"Prenucleation clusters and calcium carbonate polyamorphism", emc2012, session 11a "Biologic mineralization and biomimetic model systems", Frankfurt (Germany), 2nd - 6th September 2012 (invited talk).
"Recent Insights Into the Prenucleation Cluster Pathway", AGU Fall Meeting, session B048 "Nucleation, Growth and Aggregation of Mineral Particles in Geochemical Systems", San Francisco (USA), 3rd - 7th December 2012 (invited talk).
"The Multiple Roles of Additives during Crystallisation of Calcium Carbonate", Workshop of COST Action TD0903 Understanding and Manipulating Enzymatic and Proteomic Processes in Biomineralisation, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne (England), 12th - 14th January 2011 (invited talk).
"Prenucleation Clusters", session GMPV25 Progress in crystal growth and dissolution, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna (Austria), 3rd - 8th April 2011 (oral session cancelled).
"Nucleation of Calcium Carbonate", International School on Biological Crystallization, Granada (Spain), 22nd - 26th May 2011.
"Nucleation of Biominerals", Specialized iNANO Lecture, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark), 17th June 2011.
"From Distinct Short-Range Structures in Amorphous Calcium Carbonate to its Application in Syntheses of Functional Materials", Tenth International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC10), Manchester (U.K.), 5th July 2011 (invited talk).
"Bioinspired Mineralizations", NANO GOES BIO, Nanotechniques to Reveal the Bioworld, workshop of the TU Dresden, Graduiertenkolleg Nano- und Biotechniken für das Packaging elektronischer Systeme (DFG 1401/1), Dresden (Germany), 15th November 2011 (invited talk).
"Prenucleation Clusters and Non-classical Nucleation", session NN: Nucleation and Growth of Biological and Biomimetic Materials, 2011 Fall Material Research Society (MRS) Meeting, Boston (USA), 28th November - 2nd December 2011 (invited talk).
Further Conference Contributions
"Nucleation of Calcium Carbonate", Ringberg Symposium "Generation of Inorganic Functional Materials - Implementation of Biomineralization Principles", Schloss Ringberg, 30th September - 3rd October 2012, Germany (poster).
"The Prenucleation Cluster Pathway", Workshop of COST Action TD0903 Understanding and Manipulating Enzymatic and Proteomic Processes in Biomineralisation, Aarhus University (Denmark), 18th -20th September 2012 (talk).
"The influence of additives during CaCO3 Crystallization: From pre-nucleation to post-nucleation stages", Faraday Discussions 159: Crystallization - A Biological Perspective, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK (poster).
"Proto-crystalline Structures in Amorphous Calcium Carbonate, or: Prenucleation Clusters & Non-classical Nucleation", CECAM workshop: Grand Challenges in Understanding Interfaces Between Hard and Soft Matter, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (talk).
"Prenucleation Clusters and Distinct Structures in Amorphous Calcium Carbonates", 2011 DFG-NSF Research Conference Bioinspired Design and Engineering of Novel Functional Materials, New York, U.S.A. (poster).
"Proto-Calcite and Proto-Vaterite in Amorphous Calcium Carbonates", Gordon Research Conference Biomineralization, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, U.S.A. (poster).
"Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: Structural Preformation in Transient Precursors", 9th Annual Surface and Colloid Symposium, Kårhuset, Lund, Sweden (poster).
“Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: Structural Preformation in Transient Precursors”, Euromat 2009, European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (oral poster).
“Calcium Carbonate Clusters: A Novel Species Important in CaCO3 Precipitation”, The 21st Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy – West, Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake, U.S.A. (poster).
"Stable Ionic Clusters: The Eminent Species in Calcium Carbonate Precipitation", Minerva School on Biological and Bio-inspired Materials, Harnack Haus Berlin, Germany (poster).
"Retrosynthesis of Nacre", 3. Berichtskolloquium "Prinzipien der Biomineralisation" des Schwerpunktprogramms 1117 der DFG, Katholisch-Soziales Institut Bad Honnef, Germany (talk).
ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, African Journal of Biotechnology, AIP Advances, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Biomacromolecules, ChemBioChem, Chemical Communications, Chemical Engineering Science, Chemical Society Reviews, Chemistry — A European Journal, Chemistry — An Asian Journal, Crystal Growth & Design, CrystEngComm, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Journal of Crystal Growth, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Langmuir, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Nanoscale, Philosophical Magazine, Zeitschrift für Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie