Area of Expertise and Field of Interest
Area of Expertise:  Physics of colloids and macromolecules
Field of Interest:  Chemistry and physics of colloidal systems, scattering methods

Scientific Development
Study   1971- 1977 Study of chemistry at the University of Mainz
PhD    1981 at the University of Mainz (Prof. Dr. B. A. Wolf)
Post-doc   1981-1983 Dept. Chemistry, Stanford University, Prof. Dr. P. J. Flory
1984- 1989  Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institut für
Polymerforschung, Mainz
1989 Habilitation at University of Mainz
Full Chair   1990- 2003 at University of Karlsruhe
2003- 2009 at University of Bayreuth
Since 2009 Head of the Institute for Soft Matter and Functional
Materials, HZB, Berlin, and Professor of Physics, Humboldt Universität
zu Berlin

Selected Scientific Expert, Review or Council Activities, Awards
Member of the DFG-Panel for the special research areas of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Mitglied des DFG Ausschusses für die Angelegenheiten der Sonderforschungsbereiche) (1999-2005), Themenkommission Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft (2008 – 2011), Member of „Ständiger Ausschuss“ Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft (2011 – 2012), Editor Polymer (since 2004), Scientific Advisory Committee HERCULES, Fachkollegiat DFG since 2012

Invited Talks (selection)
“43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress Macro”, Glasgow, England 2010; “23 General Conference of the European Physical Society”, Warschau, Polen 2010; “RUSNANOTECH Forum”, Moskau, Russland 2010; “8th International Symposium on Polyelectrolytes”, Shanghai, China 2010, Smart Polymer Systems Conference, Mainz 2011, 7th International  Symposium “Molecular Mobility and Order in Polymer Systems”, St. Petersburg, Russland 2011

Selected publications
1. N. Welsch, A. L. Becker, J. Dzubiella, M. Ballauff, Core-shell microgels as „smart“ carriers for enzymes, Soft Matter 2012, 8, 1428,1436
2. A. Zaccone, J. J. Crassous, B. Beri, M. Ballauff, Quantifying the Reversible Association of Thermosensitive Nanoparticles, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011, 107, 168303
3.  S. Wunder, Y. Lu, M. Albrecht, M. Ballauff, Catalytic Activity of Faceted Gold Nanoparticles Studied by a Model Reaction: Evidence for Substrate-Induced Surface Restructuring, ACS Catalysis 2011, 1, 908.
4.  J. M. Brader, M. Siebenbürger, M. Ballauff, K. Reinheimer, M. Wilhelm, S. J. Frey, F. Weysser, M. Fuchs, Nonlinear response of dense colloidal suspensions under oscillatory shear: Mode-coupling theory and Fourier transform rheology experiments, Phys. Rev. E 2010, 82, 061401
5.  M. Hoffmann, M. Siebenbürger, L. Harnau, M. Hund, C. Hanske, Y. Lu, C. S. Wagner, M. Drechsler,M. Ballauff, Thermoresponsive colloidal molecules, Soft Matter, 2010,  6, 1125-1128