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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Roland Winter

Born: October 22, 1954

Education

Habilitation and Venia Legendi (Physical Chemistry), University of Marburg, Germany

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Diploma degree in Chemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Abitur, Gymnasium Bruchsal

Professional Experience

Since 2012 Executive Board Member of the German Center of Excellence RESOLV ("Ruhr Explores Solvation")
2016-2018 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of TU Dort­mund University
2013-2020 Spokesman of the DFG Research Unit FOR 1979: "Exploring the Dynamical Landscape of Biomolecular Systems by Pressure Perturbation"
2012-2014 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of TU Dort­mund University
2006-2009 President (Chairman) EHPRG (European High Pressure Research Group)
2001-2006 Spokesman of the DFG Research Unit FOR 436: "Polymorphism, Dynamics and Function of Water at Molecular Surfaces"
2006-2008 Member of the Senate of the University of Dort­mund
2005-2009 Chairman of the Themes Committee of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry
1998-2000 Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of TU Dort­mund University
1997-2006 Spokesman of the DFG Research Training Group GK-298: "Structure-Dynamics Relations in Microstructured Systems"
Since 1993 Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, Chair of Physical Chemistry I (Biophysical Chemistry), University of Dort­mund, Germany
1992-1993 Professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Bochum, Germany
1988-1992 Staff Member, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany
1987-1988 Visiting Scientist / Postdoc, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
1983-1987 Research Associate, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Marburg, Germany

Honors

2019 Robert Bunsen Lecture 2020 of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry
Since 2012 Executive Board Member and Head of the Research Areas "Connecting Solvation Dynamics with Biomolecular Function" and "Solvation under Extreme Conditions" of the German Center of Excellence RESOLV ("Ruhr Explores Solvation")
1992 Dozenten-Price of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

Editorial Boards

Since 2019 Editorial Board, Biophysical Journal
2003-2019 Editorial Board, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie - International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry
2008-2018 Chief-Editor, Biophysical Chemistry
2003-2018 Member, Editorial Board, J. Non-Equilib. Thermodyn.
2002-2018 Editorial Advisory Board, Chemie in unserer Zeit

Professional Activities

2019 Conference "Solvation Science Meets High Pressure Bioscience" (RESOLV - 10th IMBP -DFG FOR 1979), Dort­mund, 29. Sept. - 03. Oct.
2016 8th "International Meeting on Biomolecules under Pressure (IMBP) - Towards New Horizons in High Pressure Molecular Biosciences", Dort­mund, 15-17 February
2013-2015 Head, Association of German Chemistry Professors (Arbeits­gemein­schaft deutscher Universitätsprofessoren Chemie, ADUC)
2009 Chairman (with M. Fändrich and A. Kapurniotu) of the International Bunsen Discussion Meeting on "Structure of Amyloid Fibrils and Mechanism of Amyloid Formation", Halle, February 8-11
2008-2013 Member, NRW Graduiertenschule "For­schung mit Synchrotron-Strahlung in den Nano- und Biowissenschaften", Dort­mund
2008 DFG - FOR 436 Meeting "Polymorphism, Dynamics and Function of Water at Molecular Interfaces", Haus Bommerholz, July 8
2007 Chairman (with A. Blume) of the International Bunsen Discussion Meeting on "Membrane Interacting Peptides and Proteins", Halle, March 28-31
2003-2006 Secretary, EHPRG (European High Pressure Research Group)
2003 Chairman (with R. Ludwig and A. Geiger) of the International Bunsen Discussion Meeting on "Interfacial Water in Chemistry and Biology", Velen, Sept. 19-23
2002 Chairman of the 2nd International Conference on "High Pressure Bioscience and Biotechnology", Dort­mund
Since 2001 Member, International Max-Planck Research School in "Chemical Biology", Dort­mund
2001 Chairman of the 261. WE-Heraeus Seminar on "Recent Developments of the Physics of Liquids", Bad Honnef
1998 Director, NATO Advanced Study Institute on "High Pressure Molecular Science", Il Ciocco, Italy
1998 Chairman of the 10th International Conference on "Liquid and Amorphous Metals (LAM 10)", Dort­mund
1994-1998 Member of the Scientific Council of the Institut Max von Laue Paul Langevin (ILL, Grenoble)
1993 Chairman of the Bunsenkolloquium on "Phase Transitions in Fluids", Bochum
1992 Director, NATO Advanced Study Institute on "High Pressure Chemistry, Biochemistry and Materials Science", Maratea, Italy
1992 Chairman of the Bunsenkolloquium on "Phase Transitions in Complex Biophysical Systems", Marburg

Advisory Committees

2011-2016 Member of the Review Committee of ESRF, Grenoble, France
2006-2017 Member of the Review Committee of the NIST Center for Neutron Research
2006-2013 Member of the Review Committee of Synchrotron SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2003-2006 Committee member EHPRG (European High Pressure Research Group)
1994-1998 Member of the Scientific Council of the Institut Max von Laue Paul Langevin (ILL, Grenoble)

+Reviewer, being active for national and in­ter­na­tio­nal science foundations (DFG, BMBF, VW, DAAD, CNRS, NIH, NSF, etc.) and in­ter­na­tio­nal scientific journals.

Research Areas

(Biophysical Chemistry / Biophysics) Membrane Biophysics: Lipids and model biomembranes - structure, dynamics, energetics, phase behavior, lipid-protein interactions, signal transduction, membrane proteins; Protein Biophysics: Structure, dynamics, stability and folding kinetics of proteins; misfolding and aggregation (amyloidogenesis) of proteins, protein-protein interactions; liquid-liquid phase separation phenomena; Structure and dynamics of water and cosolvents at biomolecular interfaces; Crowding and confinement effects; High pressure effects in molecular biophysics.
Liquid State Physics: Structural and dynamic properties of complex liquids; Liquid matter under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure.

Society Memberships

Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (DBG)

Gesell­schaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

Biophysical Society

Deutsche Gesell­schaft für Biophysik (DGfB)

Deutsche Physikalische Gesell­schaft (DPG)

Gesell­schaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte

European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG)

Teaching

General Physical Chemistry (Bachelor / Master program)

Biophysical Chemistry

Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules

Membrane Biophysics

Mathematics for Chemists

Chemical Kinetics

Thermodynamics

Statistical Thermodynamics

Group Theory

Molecular Spectroscopy

Quantum Chemistry

Colloid and Surface Chemistry

X-ray- and Neutron-scattering in Chemistry and Biosciences

Solvation Science

High Pressure Science

Laboratories

Supervision of the Physical Chemistry laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students

Supervision of the Biophysical Chemistry laboratory

Supervision of postgraduate students

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English).