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Dr. Falko Ziebert

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Physikalisches Institut, Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 761 203 97779 Fax: +49 761 203 5855
email: falko.ziebert[at]fmf.uni-freiburg.de


2002    Diploma in physics, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany with Prof. Walter Zimmermann
2006    PhD in physics, Universität Bayreuth, Germany with Prof. Walter Zimmermann
2006-2007    postdoc, Argonne National Lab, U.S. with Dr. Igor Aranson
2008-2010    postdoc, ESPCI with Dr. Elie Raphaël and Dr. David Lacoste
since 01/2011    postdoc, Experimental Polymer Physics, University of Freiburg

research interests:

  • nonlinear physics, non-equilibrium physics, soft matter physics, cellular biophysics
  • pattern formation, instabilities and hydrodynamics, liquid crystals
  • cytoskeletal dynamics and structure - filaments, motors, crosslinks; self-assembly; cell motion
  • confined polymer systems, dewetting, adhesion, polymer interfaces
  • polymer films and biological membranes in external fields, electrostatic and electrokinetic effects


20. F. Ziebert and D. Lacoste,
      A Poisson-Boltzmann approach for a lipid membrane in an electric field,
      New J. Phys. 12, 095002 (2010). pdf

19. S. Swaminathan, F. Ziebert, I. S. Aranson and D. Karpeev,
      Motor-mediated microtubule self-organization in dilute and semi-dilute filament solutions,
      Math. Model. Nat. Phenom.  6, 119 (2011). pdf; link to article
18. S. Swaminathan, F. Ziebert, I. S. Aranson and D. Karpeev,
      Patterns and intrinsic fluctuations in semi-dilute motor-filament systems,
      EPL 90, 28001 (2010). pdf

17. F. Ziebert, M. Z. Bazant and D. Lacoste,
      Effective zero-thickness model for a conductive membrane driven by an electric field,
      Phys. Rev. E 81, 031912 (2010). pdf

16. T. Vilmin, F. Ziebert and E. Raphaël,
      Simple view on fingering instability of debonding soft elastic adhesives,
      Langmuir 26, 3257 (2010). pdf; link to article
15. F. Ziebert and E. Raphaël,
      Dewetting of thin polymer films: Influence of interface evolution,
      EPL 86, 46001 (2009). pdf

14. F. Ziebert, M. Vershinin, S. P. Gross and I. S. Aranson,
      Collective alignment of polar filaments by molecular motors,
      Eur. Phys. J. E 28, 401 (2009). pdf

13. S. Swaminathan, F. Ziebert, D. Karpeev and I. S. Aranson,
      Motor-mediated alignment of microtubules in semi-dilute mixtures,
      Phys. Rev. E 79, 036207 (2009); pdf

12. F. Ziebert and E. Raphaël,
      Dewetting dynamics of stressed viscoelastic thin polymer films,
      Phys. Rev. E 79, 031605 (2009). pdf

11. V. Rühle, F. Ziebert, R. Peter and W. Zimmermann,
      Instabilities in a two-dimensional polar filament-motor system,
      Eur. Phys. J. E 27, 243 (2008). pdf

10. R. Peter, V. Schaller, F. Ziebert and W. Zimmermann,
      Pattern formation in active cytoskeletal networks,
      New J. Phys. 10, 035002 (2008). pdf

09. F. Ziebert and I. S. Aranson,
      Rheological and structural properties of dilute active filament solutions,
      Phys. Rev. E 77, 011918 (2008); pdf

08. D. Smith, F. Ziebert, D. Humphrey, C. Duggan, M. Steinbeck, W. Zimmermann and J. Käs,
      Molecular motor-induced instabilities and crosslinkers determine biopolymer organization,
      Biophys. J. 93, 4445 (2007). pdf

07. F. Ziebert, I. S. Aranson and L. S. Tsimring,
      Effects of crosslinks on filament-motor organization,
      New J. Phys. 9, 421 (2007). pdf

06. H. R. Brand, H. Pleiner and F. Ziebert,
      Macroscopic dynamics of polar nematic liquid crystals,
      Phys. Rev. E 74, 021713 (2006). pdf

05. F. Ziebert, M. Hammele and W. Zimmermann,
      On Cytoskeletal Patterns and Intrinsic Disorder Effects,
      Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems, 9 (2), 198 (2006). pdf

04. F. Ziebert and W. Zimmermann,
      Nonlinear competition between asters and stripes in filament-motor-systems,
      Eur. Phys. J. E 18, 41 (2005). pdf

03. R. Peter, M. Hilt, F. Ziebert, J. Bammert, C. Erlenkämper, N. Lorscheid, C. Weitenberg,
      A. Winter, M. Hammele and W. Zimmermann,
      Stripe-hexagon competition in forced pattern forming systems with broken up-down symmetry,
      Phys. Rev. E  71, 046212 (2005). pdf

02. F. Ziebert and W. Zimmermann,
      Comment on Instabilities of Isotropic Solutions of Active Polar Filaments,
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 159802 (2004). pdf

01. F. Ziebert and W. Zimmermann,
      Pattern formation driven by nematic ordering of assembling biopolymers,
      Phys. Rev. E 70, 022902 (2004). pdf

submitted / in preparation:

F. Closa, F. Ziebert and E. Raphaël,
Interplay of internal stresses, electric stresses and surface diffusion in polymer films,

S. Ryan, B. M. Haines, L. Berlyand, F. Ziebert and I. S. Aranson,
Viscosity of Semi-Dilute Bacterial Suspensions: Role of Hydrodynamic Interactions,


  •   Igor S. Aranson
           - Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S.
  •  Martin Z. Bazant
           - Department of Mathematics and Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, U.S.
  •  Helmut R. Brand
           - Universität Bayreuth, Germany
  • Pascal Damman
           - Laboratoire Interfaces et Fluides Complexes, Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium
  • Steven P. Gross
          - Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, UC Irvine, U.S.
  • Josef Käs
           - Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • David Lacoste
           - Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Théorique, ESPCI, France
  • Liliane Léger
           - Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud Orsay, France
  • Harald Pleiner
           - Max Planck Insitute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • Elie Raphaël
           - Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Théorique, ESPCI, France
  • Günter Reiter
           - Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • Sumanth Swaminathan
            - Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, U.S.
  • Lev S. Tsimring
           - Institute for Nonlinear Science (BioCircuits Institute), UC San Diego, U.S.
  • Walter Zimmermann
           - Universität Bayreuth, Germany


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