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Alexander Böker

Alexander Böker

Fraunhofer- Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP)


Alexander Böker is director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) and holds the Chair for Polymer Materials and Polymer Technology at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He studied chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He received his PhD from Bayreuth University in 2002 working with Prof. G. Krausch and Prof. Axel H.E. Müller. From 2002-2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow with Thomas P. Russell at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2006 he received a Lichtenberg-Professorship funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. Besides being Founding Editor-in-Chief of Polymers, Alexander Böker is Member of the Reimund Stadler Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering in Beer Sheva, Israel, Member of the International Advisory Board of Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics (Wiley-VCH) as well as the Editorial Board of Colloid & Polymer Science (Springer) and Polymer (Elsevier). He published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and received the ERC Consolidator Grant in 2015

Research Interest

Guided self-assembly of block copolymer systems, hierarchical (bio)nanoparticle assemblies and the control of self-assembly processes via external fields.