Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

Curriculum Vitae


Academic CV



Director Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and Chair of Polymer Materials and Polymer Technologies at the University of Potsdam


2008 – 2015

Deputy Scientific Director of the DWI-Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V. and Chairman of the Department for Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces at RWTH Aachen


2006 – 2008

Lichtenberg Professorship for Colloid Chemistry, University of Bayreuth


2004 – 2006

Scientific assistant at Chair of Physical Chemistry II, University of Bayreuth (Prof. G. Krausch)


2002 – 2004

Postdoc at Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
(Prof. T.P. Russell)."Self-Assembly of Functionalized Nanoparticles at liquid/liquid Interfaces".


1998 – 1999

Central Research Physics, Bayer AG, Leverkusen


1996 – 1997

Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (Prof. C.K. Ober)
"Synthesis of Semifluorinated Block Copolymers and their Application in Thin Films".





Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, University of Bayreuth:
"Template-Directed Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles".


1999 – 2002

PhD thesis in Macromolecular and Physical Chemistry (Prof. G. Krausch, Prof. A.H.E. Müller, University of Bayreuth):"Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers in External Fields".


1998 – 1999

Diploma thesis (Prof. R. Stadler, Prof. B.A. Wolf, University of Mainz; Dr. K. Reihs, Bayer AG):
"Seitenkettenfluorierte Blockcopolymere als molekulare Funktionsschichten an Polymeroberflächen".


1993 – 1998

Chemical studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA


1992 – 1993

Military service





Prizes and Scholarships



ERC Consolidator Grant



Lichtenberg Professorship of VolkswagenStiftung



Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group of DFG



Science Prize of the University Association of the University of Bayreuth


2003 – 2004

Scholarship of the Max Kade Foundation



Science Prize of the City of Bayreuth for an extraordinary scientific dissertation


1999 – 2001

Kekulé Scholarship of the Chemical Industry Fund


1996 – 1997

DAAD Scholarship Abroad




Review Board "Polymeric Materials" Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)


Reimund Stadler Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering, Beer Sheva, Israel


Editor-in-Chief of Polymers (MDPI)


International Advisory Board of Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics (Wiley-VCH)


Editorial Board of Colloid & Polymer Science (Springer) and Polymer (Elsevier)


Member of the supervisory board  pearls Potsdam Research Network


Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. GDCh

Board member LAUF e.V.