Dr. Christoph Traulsen





Dr. Christoph Traulsen


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Christoph Traulsen was born in Berlin (Germany) on the 26th of June 1985. He obtained his Bachelor (Chemistry) degree in 2008 at the University of Paderborn where he worked on the synthesis of colloidal soft nanoparticles as additives for melamine resigns under supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Bremser. He obtained his Master (Chemistry) degree in 2010 under supervision of Prof. Christoph Schalley. His Master thesis was focused on work towards the preparation of functional supramolecular architectures on gold substrates.

He obtained his PhD at the Free University of Berlin with Prof. Christoph Schalley in 2014. His main research project was focused on the deposition of ordered supramolecular structures such as Hunter/Vögtle-type macrocylces on solid supports using the layer-by-layer self assembly approach. Herein, he gained deep inside into the preparation and analysis of thin films on various substrates as well as the preparation and immobilization of metallic nanoparticles. He was awarded a DAAD fellowship for the preparation of patterned substrates using microcontact-printing with Prof. Jurriaan Huskens at the University of Twente.

In 2014 he worked as a postdoc at the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in the department of Surface Analysis and Interfacial Chemistry. As the secretary of the EMRP Project SurfChem funded by the European Commission he was responsible for the coordination of interdisciplinary projects of more than 10 academic and industrial partners across Europe. Scientifically he contributed the development of a reference material for ToF-SIMS and XPS depth-profiling.

Since February 2015 he is a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Jereon Cornelissen and Prof. Wilfred van der Wiel. His recent research is focused on the development of a sensory device for detection of hypermethylated DNA.