cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Prof. Dr. Aldo Jesorka , Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Engineering Soft Matter: Molecular Lipid Films

24.11.2016 (Thursday) , 13:00 - 14:00
Seminar Room 115 (HAL) , Hallwachsstr. 3 , 01187 Dresden

Molecular lipid films are a sub-class of soft matter that consist of self-assembled lipid
molecules, constituting two-dimensional fluid membranes with high lateral order and
nanometer thickness on a large variety of solid surfaces. Depending on the substrate
properties, and the composition of the deposited lipid mixture, monolayers, bilayers or
multiple bilayers can be created on demand. In my presentation I report on new
approaches to the engineering and characterization of molecular phospholipid films on
solid flat, micro- or nanostructured supports, including the “Laboratory on a Biomembrane”
for rapid prototyping, and introduce modern techniques of modeling fractures in such

Aldo Jesorka is Biträdande Professor in Biophysical Chemistry at Chalmers
University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. He performed his undergraduate
chemistry studies at the University of Leipzig between 1989-93, and at the
University of Florida at Gainesville, where he worked with Alan Katritzky from
1993-94. After doctoral studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Radiation
Chemistry in Mülheim/R, Germany, he received a Dr. rer. nat. degree from the
University of Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2000. Following a brief postdoctoral
fellowship at Arizona State University 2000-2001, he joined Chalmers in 2002,
where he became associate professor in 2008, and Biträdande Professor in
2015. He is currently the head of the Biophysical Technology Laboratory, a
research facility that bridges chemistry, physics and microtechnology at
Chalmers. His areas of interest are integrative micro-and nanoscience, with a
specialization in lifescience technology.

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