Oberflächen- und Grenzflächentechnologien

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Frank A. Müller

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank A. Müller

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Curriculum Vitae

Müller, Frank A., Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research - OSIM
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Löbdergraben 32, 07743 Jena

+49 3641-9-47750
+49 3641-9-47702
Date of birth:
07. November 1967
Place of birth:
Lauf / Germany
Martial status:  
Married, 2 children

Education and Professional Career

since 2008:     
Professor for Colloids, Surfaces and Interfaces, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Habilitation, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Head of Group "Biomaterials", Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
PhD in Materials Science
Research Associate, Department of Materials Science (Prof. Dr. Peter Greil), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Study of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and CSIC-ICV, Madrid, Spain

In 2008 Frank Müller received an appointment for a professorship for 'Colloids, Surfaces and Interfaces' (CSI) at the Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research (OSIM) of the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena (FSUJ). He currently runs a research group of two postdocs, seven PhD students and two technicians. The research in his group is mainly focused on 'Laser Materials Processing' including the synthesis of nanoparticles, surface modification, coatings, and additive manufacturing, and 'Bio-inspired Materials' including biomimetic surfaces, biomineralization, and hybride structures for applications in the fields of biomaterials, energy and environmental technology. Within the last eight years the CSI group attracted € 4M of research funding from governmental and industrial sources.

Frank Müller's work led to 120 peer-reviewed publications (incl. Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Nanoscale), 113 conference contributions, 30 invited presentations, five patents, and four book chapters. The quality and recognition of his scientific work is proven by a Hirsch-index of 30, an accumulated impact factor of 437 and more than 3250 citations in total. Ten of his papers have had more than 100 citations.

5 most significant recent publications

  • FA Müller, C Kunz, S Gräf "Bio-inspired functional surfaces based on laser-induced periodic surface structures" Materials 9 (2016) 476.
  • JF Bartolome, A Smirnov, HD Kurland, J Grabow, FA Müller "New ZrO2-Al2O3 nanocomposite fabricated from hybrid nanoparticles prepared by CO2 laser co-vaporization" Sci. Rep. 6 (2016) 20589.
  • C Stolze, T Janoschka, S Flauder, FA Müller, M Hager, US Schubert "Investigation of Ice-templated Porous Electrodes for Application in Organic Batteries" ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 8 (2016) 23614-23623.
  • J Kiefer, J Grabow, HD Kurland, FA Müller "Characterization of Nanoparticles by Solvent Infrared Spectroscopy (SIRS)" Anal. Chem. 87 (2015) 12313-12317.
  • S Gräf, FA Müller "Polarization-dependent generation of fs-laser induced periodic surface structures" Appl. Surf. Sci. 331 (2015) 150-155.

5 most cited publications

  • L Jonášová, FA Müller, A Helebrant, J Strnad, P Greil "Biomimetic apatite formation on chemically treated titanium" Biomaterials 25 (2004) 1187-1194.
    (276 citations)
  • L Müller, FA Müller "Preparation of SBF with different HCO3- content and its influence on the composition of biomimetic apatites" Acta Biomater. 2 (2006) 181-189.
    (255 citations)
  • P Heinl, L Müller, C Körner, RF Singer, FA Müller "Cellular Ti-6Al-4V structures with interconnected macro porosity for bone implants fabricated by selective electron beam melting" Acta Biomater. 4 (2008) 1536-1544.
    (212 citations)
  • A Dey, PHH Bomans, FA Müller, J Will, PM Frederik, G de With, NAJM Sommerdijk "The role of prenucleation clusters in surface induced calcium phosphate crystallization" Nature Mater. 9 (2010) 1010-1014.
    (204 citations)
  • H Tsuchiya, JM Macak, L Müller, J Kunze, FA Müller, P Greil, S Virtanen, P Schmuki "Hydroxyapatite growth on anodic TiO2 nanotubes" J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 77A (2006) 534-541.
    (203 citations)