Andreas Schaper is currently Head of the interdisciplinary Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Laboratory (EM&Mlab) at the Center for Materials Science of Philipps-Universtät Marburg. After finishing his studies at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg getting the Physics degree in 1973, he was employed by the Institute of Solid State Physics and Electron Microscopy in Halle and the Institute for Polymer Chemistry in Teltow, from where he received his Ph.D. degree in electron microscopy in 1984. In 1990, he became Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Physical Chemistry and afterwards at the Department of Geosciences, Philipps-Universität Marburg. From 1994 to 2000, he was Funding Member and Project Leader within the Collaborative Research Center “Disorder in Solids on Mesoscopic Scales” of the German Research Foundation, and since 2002, he has been Member of the Center for Materials Science and the TransMIT technology transfer center. His research activities and interests include electron microscopy and diffraction methods in materials and life sciences; in situ transmission electron microscopy; morphology of partially crystalline polymers and liquid crystals; man-made and natural nanofibers and their structure/property relationships; structure and electrical and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and nanoscrolls; incommensurability in mineral crystals; nanoparticles for drug delivery in therapeutic medicine; atomic structure of semiconductor heterostructures. In recent time, he has had several research stays in Japan supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and by the German Academic Exchange Service.
Biography Updated on 13 May 2013