Currently at - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany - http://sams.forschung.fau.de/
Nicolas joined Joanna Aizenberg's group in February 2012. He received his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany in the group of Katharina Landfester, focussing on the generation of surface patterns with colloidal monolayers.
Currently, his research focuses on approaches to create functional surface coatings by colloidal templating with a focus on non-wetting properties.
Awards and honors
2013 Publication of the PhD thesis in the book series "Springer theses" for
recognition of outstanding PhD research
2012 – 2014 Leopoldina – German National Academy of Sciences: Postdoc Fellowship
2008 – 2011 Materials Science in Mainz Graduate School: PhD fellowship
2011 UK colloids conference 2011, UK: Best oral presentation by a PhD student award
2011 International Workshop on Nanoplasmonics, Spain: Best poster award
2010 Materials Science in Mainz Graduate School, Travel grant for a research visit at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Greece
2005 - 2006 Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst (DAAD)
Fellowship for a semester at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea