Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c.

Peter Fratzl

Peter Fratzl

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2007

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung

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Research Areas:

  • Physics, Astronomy
  • Materials physics
  • Biophysics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Endocrinology
  • Materials chemistry

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Selected Memberships:

  • acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
  • Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • US National Academy of Engineering
  • Wissenschaftlicher Beirat des Institute of Science and Technology IST Austria

Selected Prizes:

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Max-Planck-Forschungspreis
  • Dr. h. c. der Universität Montpellier
  • Fellow of the Materials Research Society

Selected Publications:

  • Fratzl, P.; Barth, F. G. (2009) Biomaterial systems for mechanosensing and actuation. Nature, Bd. 462, S. 442-448.
  • Fratzl, P.; Weinkamer, R. (2007) Nature's hierarchical materials. Progress in Materials Science, Bd. 52, S. 1263-1334.
  • Gao, H.; Ji, B.; Jäger, Il.; Arzt, E.; Fratzl, P. (2003) Materials become insensitive to flaws at nanoscale: lessons from nature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 100, S. 5597-5600.
  • Eder, M.; Amini, S.; Fratzl, P. (2018) Biological composites—complex structures for functional diversity. Science Bd. 362, S. 543-547.
  • Harrington, M. J.; Fratzl, P. (2021) Natural load-bearing protein materials. Progress in Materials Science Bd. 120, S. 100767/1-44.