Former Staff

Victoria Dutschk

Victoria Dutschk (Associate Professor)

+31 (0)53 489 2243

Room number: BH 2.16

From Bendery (Moldova)


1983-1988 Studied Mechanics and Mathematics at the Odessa State University, Ukraine 1988: Diploma Mathematician

1995-1999 Studied Mechanical Engineering at the Dresden University of Technology

1996-1999 Associate member of the DFG Graduate College "Mechanics of continua of inelastic solids" at the Institute of Solid Mechanics, Dresden University of Technology

1998 Max Buchner Foundation Fellow “Physical modelling of adhesion phenomena"

2000 Ph.D. thesis "Surface forces and their contribution to adhesion and adherence in glass fibre-reinforced polymer composites" at the Institute of Material Science at the Dresden University of Technology

Research Experience

1994-2009 Scientific co-worker at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden

1997 Guest scientist in Prof. Nikolai Churaev´s group at the Institute of Physical Chemistry Moscow, Russia

2002 Guest scientist in Prof. Victor Starov´s group at the University of Loughborough, Department of Chemical Engineering, UK

2008 Guest scientist in Prof. Boryan Radoev's group at the Sofia University, Department of Physical Chemistry

2009 Guest scientist in Theodoris Karapantsios's group (COST P21) at the University Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry, Division Chemical Technology

2009 Guest scientist in Prof. Danièle Clausse's group (COST D43) at the Compiègne University of Technology, Département Génie Chimique, Génie des procédés industriels

2010 Associate Professor at the EFSM group, University of Twente

Fields of Work

Research activities are focused on a mechanistic understanding of manifold interfacial phenomena involving surface active agents. The main research field ‘Interfacial Engineering’ is related to fundamental material research having strong links with industry.   

•Adhesion phenomena

•Surface topography and roughness analysis

•Wetting and interfacial dynamics

•Spreading of aqueous surfactant solutions

•Pickering emulsions

•Inverse gas chromatography

•Wettability of particles

•Detergency of fabrics

•Human hair analytics