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

Helmuth Möhwald

Helmuth Möhwald

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2004

Deceased on 27/03/2018

  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung

Research Areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical physics
  • Experimental physics
  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Surface chemistry
  • Physical chemistry



Selected Memberships:

  • Academia Europaea
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • Kolloid-Gesellschaft
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biophysik

Selected Prizes:

  • Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Award
  • Overbeek Gold Medal of the European Colloid and Interface Society
  • Dr. h. c. of the University Montpellier
  • Wolfgang-Ostwald-Preis der Kolloid-Gesellschaft
  • Langmuir Lecturer Award of the American Chemical Society

Selected Publications:

  • Gensel, J.; Borke, T.; Pazos Pérez, N.; Fery, A.; Andreeva, D. V. et al. [..] (2012) Cavitation Engineered 3D Sponge Networks and Their Application in Active Surface Construction. Advanced Materials, Bd. 24, S. 985-989.
  • Shchukin, D. G.; Skorb, E.; Belova, V. et al. (2011) Ultrasonic Cavitation at Solid Surfaces. Advanced Materials, Bd. 23, S. 1922-1934.
  • Belova, V.; Gorin, D. A.; Shchukin, D. G.; Möhwald, H. (2010) Selective Ultrasonic Cavitation on Patterned Hydrophobic Surfaces. Angewandte Chemie, Internat. Ed., Bd. 49, S. 7129-7133.
  • Caruso, F.; Davis, S. A.; Möhwald, H.; Donath, E.; Sukhorukov, G. B. (1998) Novel Hollow Polymer Shells by Colloid-Templated Assembly of Polyelectrolytes. Angewandte Chemie, Bd. 110, S. 2201-2205.
  • Kjaer, K.; Als-Nielsen, J.; Helm, C. A.; Laxhuber, L. A.; Möhwald, H. (1987) Ordering in Lipid Monolayers studied by Synchroton X-ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Microscopy. Physical Review Letters, Bd. 58, S. 2224.