Since April 2007 I am a PhD student in the Theory group of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.

I am working on coarse graining of conjugated polymers which are used in molecular electronics. Using these coarse grained models, I want to investigate the self assembly of polymers in solution and which role side chains play in this process.

I studied physics at the University of Bayreuth and received my diploma in December 2006. In my diploma thesis I investigated pattern formation in motor filament systems using a mean field model.

Published in the group


[pdf] Microscopic simulations of charge transport in disordered organic semiconductors
V. Ruehle, A. Lukyanov, F. May, M. Schrader, T. Vehoff, J. Kirkpatrick, B. Baumeier, D. Andrienko
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 7, 3335-3345, 2011, [doi] [abstract]


[pdf] A multiscale description of charge transport in conjugated oligomers
V. Ruehle, James Kirkpatrick, Denis Andrienko
J. Chem. Phys., 132, 134103, 2010, [doi]


[pdf] Versatile Object-oriented Toolkit for Coarse-graining Applications
V. Ruehle, C. Junghans, A. Lukyanov, K. Kremer, D. Andrienko
J. Chem. Theory Comput., 5, 3211-3223, 2009, [doi]


[pdf] Coarse-grained modelling of polypyrrole morphologies
V. Ruehle, J. Kirkpatrick, K. Kremer, D. Andrienko
Phys. Stat. Sol. B, 245, 844, 2008, [doi] [abstract]