Markus Mezger studied physics at the University of Stuttgart from 1999-2004. In his diploma thesis
under supervision of Prof. H. Dosch at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research he used
diffuse X-ray scattering to study short range order and lattice distortions in binary alloys.
He then continued in the same group where he received his PhD in 2008 on high energy X-ray
reflectivity studies of water-hydrophobic interfaces and the structure of ionic liquids adjacent
to a solid. From 2008-2010 he was working as a PostDoc at the Department of Chemical Engineering at
the University of California, Berkley and the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley
National Lab on the development of resonant soft X-ray scattering techniques to study orientational
order in polymer thin films. Since October 2010 he is working at the MPI for Polymer Research.
At the MPI he is active in the structural characterization of polymer materials by X-ray scattering techniques. His current research interest centers around the molecular structure near interfaces between soft and hard matter studied by high energy and resonant soft X-ray reflectivity.
Dr. Markus Mezger