Burkhard Dünweg

Theoretical Physics / Computer Simulation

Burkhard Dünweg has a background in theoretical physics, in particular computational statistical mechanics. He obtained his diploma in 1987, his PhD in 1991, and his "Habilitation" in 2000 (all University of Mainz, Germany, where he was appointed Adjunct Professor in 2008). Since 1996 he works as a Senior Staff Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz. External stays include his postdoc time 1991-1993, Center for Simulational Physics, Athens, Georgia, USA (funded by the Humboldt Foundation), interim professorships in Saarbrücken (2005) and Darmstadt (2014/15), and (currently) a part-time professorship at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. From 2004-2013 he worked as an Associate Editor for Physical Review E (polymer physics, computational physics). In 2010 he was appointed director of the SMSM CECAM node, and in 2013 he was elected as Ombudsman of the MPI for Polymer Research.

His research interests focus mainly on polymer dynamics, colloid dynamics, and electrokinetics, with emphasis on hydrodynamic interactions and simulation method development (Lattice Boltzmann, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo).