Dresden, Germany

Theoretical methods and computer simulations of polymers at surfaces and interfaces, nanoparticles, polymer networks.

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Jens-Uwe Sommer expertise is analytical theory and scaling models of polymers. Simulation methods, in particular lattice Monte Carlo methods and Molecular Dynamics.

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Freudenberg, Uwe, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Kandice Levental, Petra Welzel, Andrea Zieris, Karolina Chwalek, Katja Schneider, Silvana Prokoph, Marina Prewitz, Ron Dockhorn, and Carsten Werner. 2012. "Using Mean Field Theory to Guide Biofunctional Materials Design." Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (7): 1391-1398.

Pogodin, Sergey, Marco Werner, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Vladimir Baulin, and Vladimir Baulin. 2012. "Nanoparticle-Induced Permeability of Lipid Membranes." ACS Nano, 10.

Shagolsem, Lenin and Jens-Uwe Sommer. 2012. "Diblock copolymer–selective nanoparticle mixtures in the lamellar phase confined between two parallel walls: a mean field model." Soft Matter, 8 (44): 11328.

Sommer, Jens-Uwe, Marco Werner, Vladimir Baulin, and Vladimir Baulin. 2012. "Critical adsorption controls translocation of polymer chains through lipid bilayers and permeation of solvent." Europhysics Letters (EPL), 98 (1): 18003.

Werner, Marco, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Vladimir Baulin, and Vladimir Baulin. 2012. "Homo-polymers with balanced hydrophobicity translocate through lipid bilayers and enhance local solvent permeability." Soft Matter.


Werner, Marco and Jens-Uwe Sommer. 2010. "Polymer-decorated tethered membranes under good- and poor-solvent conditions." The European Physical Journal E, 31 (4): 383-392.