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Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus

Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus, German physicist. Recipient Feodor Lynen fellowship Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1990-1991, fellowship Center for Advanced Study, Urbana, 1994.


  • Nienhaus, Gerd Ulrich was born on February 10, 1959 in Cologne, Germany. Came to the United States, 1990. Son of Heinz and Ruth (Schrapers) Munkelwitz.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Muenster University, Germany, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy summa cum laude, Muenster University, Germany, 1988.


    • Research and teaching assistant University Munster, 1983. Research associate Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany, 1984, University Munster, 1984-1989, University Mainz, Germany, 1989. Postdoctoral research associate University Illinois, Urbana, 1990, visiting research assistant professor, 1991, assistant professor physics and biophysics, 1992-1996, associate professor physics and biophysics, 1996-1997, adjunct professor, since 1997.

      Head professor, Institute Biophysics University Ulm, Germany, since 1996. Visiting professor Stanford University, 1999, chairman Commission C6 of International Union Pure and Applied Physics, 2005-2008.


    • Contributor over 170 articles to professional journals.


    Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute Physics, American Physical Society. Member: German Conference Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department MNFT (council member since 2007), International Union Pure and Applied Biophysics since 2008, German Physical Society, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (executive board member since 2007), American Chemical Society, Biophysics Society, German Biophysics Society.



    Amateur radio, jogging.


    • Married Karin Nienhaus, April 30, 1984. Children: Ulrike, Hans, Lea.
    • father: Heinz Munkelwitz
    • mother: Ruth (Schrapers) Munkelwitz
    • spouse: Karin Nienhaus
    • children: Ulrike Nienhaus
    • Hans Nienhaus
    • Lea Nienhaus
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    Born February 10, 1959
    (age 58)
    • 1983
      Muenster University
    • 1988
      Muenster University
    • 1983
      Research and teaching assistant, University Munster
    • 1984
      research associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry
      Martinsried, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1984 - 1989
      research associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry
    • 1989
      research associate, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry
    • 1990
      postdoctoral research associate, University Illinois
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1996
      head, professor
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