Curriculum vitae Prof. A. Rosenhahn

Axel Rosenhahn

Analytical Chemistry - Biointerfaces

Ruhr-University Bochum

NC 4/27, 44780 Bochum

Axel Rosenhahn is Professor for Analytical Chemistry at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He received his chemistry diploma at the University of Bonn and completed his Ph.D. in 2000 in the Physical Chemistry Department under the supervision of Klaus Wandelt. Moving to the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he worked at the Advanced Light Source as postdoc with Charles S. Fadley. In 2002 he joined the Applied Physical Chemistry group of Michael Grunze to do his habilitation on Biointerfaces and coherent imaging. Between 2009 and 2012 he worked at the Institute of Functional Interfaces at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In 2012 he was appointed by the Ruhr-University Bochum as Professor for Analytical Chemistry with focus on Biointerfaces. His work aims on understanding the interaction of microorganisms and cells with surfaces and its implication for biofouling and biomedical research. Surface modification in conjunction with surface characterization is used to correlate surface properties with biological response. To gain a deeper insight into the structure and dynamics of surface colonization by microorganisms, microfluidic assays, 3D tracking techniques, X-ray imaging and free electron laser experiments are developed in his group.

1992-1997 Study of Chemistry (Diploma) at the University of Bonn
1997-2000 PhD with Prof. Dr. K. Wandelt, Institute for Physical Chemie, University of Bonn
Ultradünne Aluminiumoxidfilme auf Ni
3Al(111): Template für nanostrukturiertes Metallwachstum
2001-2002 Postdoc with Prof. Dr. C.S. Fadley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and ALS, Berkeley, USA
Phase transitions of strongly correlated materials studied by synchrotron radiation generated by the Advanced Light Source
2002-2010 Habilitation with Prof. Dr. M. Grunze, Applied Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
Model surfaces and coherent imaging for a mechanistic understanding of biofouling
2009-2012 Group leader Biointerfaces&Holography at the Institute of Functional Interfaces, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
since 2012 Professor for Analytical Chemistry - Biointerfaces at the Ruhr-University Bochum