Dr. Patrick Pfleiderer Fachbereich Physik Universität KonstanzPostfach 688D-78457 KonstanzGermanyTel.: +49 (0) 7531 88-2014Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88-3090 Email:
I am a postdoc in the group of Prof. Dr. Georg Maret, at U. Konstanz. I study suspensions of hard ellipsoids and more generally colloids, both experimentally and computationally. I am interested in their statistical mechanics and dynamical properties. I am currently funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung. I am building my own research group. I closely collaborate with Prof. Dr. Andreas Zumbusch, also at U. Konstanz.
Before, I was a postdoc in the group of Prof. Dr. Jan Vermant, in the Applied Rheology and Polymer Processing Section at K.U. Leuven. I studied the same topics, with an emphasis on rheologial properties.
I obtained my Ph.D. with Priv.-Doz. Dr. Tanja Schilling, in the Condensed Matter Theory Group of Prof. Dr. Kurt Binder. at U. Mainz. I used computer simulation techniques to investigate crystal packings of ellipsoids, and also the dynamics thereof.
My Master thesis was on simulations of alumino silicates, also in Prof. Binder’s group.