Doris Vollmer was born June 2nd 1964 in Ostercappeln. She studied
physics from 1983-1990 at the University of Bielefeld, the ETH Zürich
(Switzerland) and the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), where she
received her master diploma. Her master thesis in theoretical physics
was on lattice gas cellular automata with temperature, and her
experimental thesis on nucleation in amorphous silicon.
1991-1994. PhD thesis work in Hans-Friedrich Eicke's group at the
University of Basel (Switzerland), on structural and thermodynamic
transitions in microemulsion systems.
1995-2000. Habilitation work in Manfred Schmidt's group at the
University of Mainz, on phase transitions in microemulsions and their
dynamics. During this period she also became interested in
polyelectrolytes. She received two research fellowships from the
German Science Foundation, and was awarded the H.-P. Kaufmann Preis of
the Society of Fett/lipids for her contributions to microemulsions.
2001-2002. Marie Curie fellow at the Institute of Physics and
Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh (Great Britain). During this
period she expended her field of activity towards the kinetics of
phase separation under constant cooling in binary mixtures and on the
phase separation and network formation in suspensions of liquid
crystals and colloids.
Dec. 2002 she joined the group of Hans-Jürgen Butt at the MPIP, and
became a project leader in May 2003. Doris Vollmer is married and
has two children.