Georg Garnweitner completed his studies of technical chemistry with a focus in inorganic materials at Vienna University of Technology (Austria) in 2003. He moved to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Germany), and obtained a Ph.D. degree in colloids chemistry from the University of Potsdam in 2005 for his work on the nonaqueous synthesis and formation mechanisms of transition metal oxide nanoparticles. Since 2007, he has been holding an Assistant Professorship for nanoparticles and nanocomposites at the Institute for Particle Technology, Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany). In 2012, he received the Hochschullehrer-Nachwuchspreis (Young Professor Award) by DECHEMA, the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. His research interests include the tailored chemical synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles, with a focus on the study of the formation mechanisms of nanoparticles, as well as the stabilization and surface modification of nanoparticles for various applications. The fabrication of polymer-matrix nanocomposites by embedment of chemically tailored nanoparticles and the preparation of functional nanoparticle-based thin films are among his main application interests.
Biography Updated on 6 November 2012