Congratulations Dr. Sourpis

Many congratulations to (affiliated) GRK student and former student spokesperson Tasos Sourpis for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Sourpis!

Congratulations Dr. Stach

Many congratulations to GRK student and former student spokesperson Oliver Stach for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Bravo, Dr. Stach!

#MindsOfMainz Podcast with Yuqing Wang

In the "Minds of Mainz – der Gutenberg-Talk" Podcast series of the JGU Mainz one the student speakers Yuqing Wang gives insights into the graduate education and research focus of our RTG 2516, and the close exchange between theoretical and experimental research groups in chemistry and physics at the Universities of Mainz, Darmstadt and Stuttgart, together with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Check it out here.

Arash Nikoubashman joins TU Dresden and Leibniz IPF as Heisenberg Professor

Arash Nikoubashman has moved to the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) as Heisenberg Professor on "Theory of Biologically Inspired Polymers" (read more), and remains affiliated to our GRK as associate PI.
Congratulations Arash, and many thanks for your continued enthusiasm and commitment to our graduate training group!

GRK Students Mini-Symposium, 28th Nov. 2023

The student members of the GRK will present research updates and focus on their tandem partnerships. The presentations are limited to the GRK PhD students, while all associate students and PIs are invited and expected to participate.
The students will present as pairs, highlighting their research in a single presentation. There will be 15 minutes for the presentations, followed by 15 minutes for discussions.

Date: Tuesday Nov. 28th
Time: 14–18 hs. (we’ll end with a pot luck party)
Place: Newton Room 01-122, Building 2413, Staudingerweg 9.
Format: hybrid

14:00 – Research Area A: Phillip + Bhuwan
14:30 – Research Area B: Gokul + Oliver + Leila (20 + 20 minutes)
15:10 – Coffee Break
15:30 – Research Area C: Melis + Yashraj
16:00 – Research Area D: Jude + Torsten
16:30 – Refreshments

Oli & Tasos Elected New Student Speakers

Oliver Stach and Anastasios Sourpis were elected in January as the new student speakers for 2022. We are looking forward to working together!
We extend special thanks to Maren Schweitzer and Maximilian Hielscher, who did a great job as speakers for the period 2020-2021.

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