Gerd Schröder-Turk

Curriculum Vitae:

Education

2013 Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.), Physics, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2005 PhD, Physical Sciences, Australian National University
Thesis: "Skeletons in the Labyrinth - Medial Representations and Packing Properties of Bicontinuous Space Partitions"
Thesis advisor: Prof Stephen Hyde

2000 Diplom-Physik, Physics, Universität Köln, Germany
Thesis: "Grundzustände ungeordneter Systeme: Rauhigkeit von Flußlinien-Ensembles in Medien mit Punktunordnung und Größenverteilung der Grundzustandsdomänen des Ising-Modells mit lokalen Feldern"
Thesis advisor: Prof Dr Heiko Rieger

Employment and visiting fellowships

Oct 2006 - present: lecturer and research fellow, Theoretische Physik I (LS Klaus Mecke), Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Feb 2012 - April 2012: visiting fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Feb 2011 - present: visiting fellow, Department Applied Maths, Research School of Physical Science, Australian National University

Feb 2005 - Aug 2006: Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Department of Applied Maths, Research School of Physical Sciences

Jun 2000 - Aug 2000: Visiting research student, Laboratory of Physics, Technical University Helsinki (HUT), Finland

Jun 1999 - Jun 2000: Research assistant, John Von Neumann Institute for Comuting, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (as part of my undergraduate Diplom-thesis work)

Invited Conference Presentations

Apr 2014, ”Circular polarisation effects in Gyroid nanostructures: inspiration from butterfly wing-scales and biological relevance”, Living Light 2014: Living Light: Uniting biology and photonics, Namur (Belgium), 10-12 April 2014

Feb 2013, ”Jammed Particle Configurations: Local Structure Analysis by Minkowski Tensors”, Workshop on Non-Linear Response in Complex Matter, Erlangen (Germany), 25-27 Feb 2013

Nov 2012, ”Multiple Entangled Chiral Nets Topology and the Transmission of circularly polarised light, Symposium on Geometry and Topology of Biomolecular and Functional Nanomaterials, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, 25-30 Nov 2012

Dec 2012, “Mechanical Properties of Minimal Surface Scaffolds as Custom-Made Porous Solids”, International Workshop ”Through the looking-glass: a glimpse into the geometry of materials.”, Princeton University, 3-5 Dec 2012

Sept 2012, ”The Shape of Voronoi Cells – Insight into Spherical Bead Packs”, InternationalWorkshop on Packing Problems, Dublin, 2-5 Sept 2012

Feb 2012, ”Minimal surfaces and nets as chiral photonic materials”, short talk, CUDOS workshop, Shoalhaven Bay, NSW, Australia, 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2012

Jul 2011, ”Disordered sphere and ellipsoid packings”, Workshop on Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems, Bad Herrenalb, Germany, 26-29 July 2011

Mar 2011, ”Local Anisotropy of Fluids, Glasses and Jammed Bead Packs”, 75th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting, Dresden (Germany), 13-18 March 2011

Aug 2010, ”Packing properties of minimal surfaces and self-assembly”, ECM26 XXVI European Crystallographic Meeting, MaThCryst Satellite Conference, 27-29 August 2010

Mar 2010, ”MorphologicalMeasures for Complex Polymer Geometries”, in lieu of K. Mecke, 10th Symposium on Polymer Blends, Dresden (Germany), 7-10 March 2010

Jul 2009, ”Morphology and Anisotropy Measures for Network Microstructures”, in lieu of K. Mecke, European Polymer Congress (EPF09), Graz, Austria, 12-17 July 2009

Sep 2007, ”Minkowski Tensor Valuations: Anisotropy Measures for Porous Materials”, joint invitation with K. Mecke, 14th internationalWorkshop on Stochastic Geometry, Stereology and Image Analysis, Neudietendorf, Germany, 23-28 Sept 2007

Conference organisation

Oct 2011, Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems, Freudenstadt/Germany, 9-13 September 2013

Oct 2011, Geometry of interfaces - topological complexity in materials and biology, Primosten, Croatia, 3–7 October 2011 (Joint organisation with Stephen Hyde. The october 2012 issue of Interface Focus was dedicated to the themes of this conference)

Jul 2011, “Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems”, Bad Herrenalb (Germany), 26-29 July 2011 (I played a lesser role in the organising committee consisting of the GPSRS principal investigators)

May 2010, European Polymer Conference (EUPOC 2010) on “Hierarchically Structured Polymers, Gargnano Lago Di Garda, Italy, 30 May – 4 June 2010 (Joint organiser with Robert Magerle and Julio San Roman of the scientific program)

Public lectures and exhibitions

Okt 2013, Bierschaum und Leichtbaumaterial: Wo Geometrie die Physik macht, Public lecture as part of the university-wide open-day activity Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft in Erlangen on the physical mechanisms and properties of liquid foams, and their geometric origin.

Feb 2013, Physik auf dem Computer – Von Seifenblasen bis zu Schmetterlingsflügeln, Public lecture on the formation and purpose of spatial structure in soft matter.

Nov 2011, Minimal surfaces: from butterflies to human skin and 3D virtual reality. Public lecture as part of the university-wide open-day(or night, rather)-activity Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft Erlangen.

Nov 2011, Minimal surfaces: from butterflies to human skin and 3D virtual reality. Public lecture as part of the university-wide open-day(or night, rather)-activity Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft Erlangen.

Dec 2008, Sandman’s travel through the world of granular matter, Weihnachtsvorlesung (xmas-lecture) of the physics department of the University Erlangen (a theatrical performance involving about 20 staff and students built around eight granular matter experiments performed in front of an audience of more than 300)

May 2003, Participation in exhibition Factor of Ten - A Future Worth Having: science and art of the environment meet at the Australian National University. Saddle polyhedron joint with Gilbert Riedelbauch and Stephen Hyde, reported also in ’The Helix’ (Aug/Sept 2003) and Canberra Times (8 May 2003)