Prof. Dr. habil. Dirk W. Schubert

Department Werkstoffwissenschaften (WW)
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Polymerwerkstoffe)

Raum: Raum 1.69
Martensstr. 7
91058 Erlangen


seit 09/2010                      W3 Professor, Lehrstuhlinhaber für Polymerwerkstoffe Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

01/2008 – 08/2010         Direktor Prozessentwicklung, Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG, Kaiserslautern

10/2006 – 12/2007         Entwicklungsleiter Hygiene-Medikal Produkte, Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG, Weinheim

02/2003 – 09/2006         Leiter der Abteilung Nanotechnologie, Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG, Weinheim

11/2000 – 01/2003         Projektleiter in der Abteilung, Angew. Physik, Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG, Weinheim

06/1998 – 10/2000         Leiter der Neutronenstreuung, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

02/1997 – 05/1998         Post Doc, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Prof. R. Bormann

07/1996 – 01/1997         Post Doc am Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Prof. E. W. Fischer


12/1992 – 06/1996         Promotion am Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz

11/1985 – 01/1992          Physik, Universität Würzburg, Diplom, Prof. Häfele

Auszeichnungen und andere Verantwortlichkeiten

seit 2016            KeyLab coordinator KeyLab “Advanced Fiber Technologies” des Bayerischen Polymerinstitutes

2002                   Best Lecture Award, International Conference on Polymer Characterization

1999                   First Award for a Young Polymer Investigator, International Conference on Polymer Characterization

Berufener Experte der EU Kommissionen:

  • Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks SCENIHR – The Safety of PIP
  • Silicone Breast Implants
  • Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks SCENIHR – The safety of medical devices containing DEHP-plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk“

Gutachter in int. Gerichtsprozessen, DFG, AIF

Anleitung zu wiss. Arbeiten (AWA)

Übung (UE)

Hauptseminar (HS)

Masterseminar (MAS)

Vorlesung (VORL)

Sonstige Lehrveranstaltung (SL)

A07 | Fiber-reinforced hydrogels

The subproject deals with the bilateral task of improved shape fidelity and cell viability in biofabrication by applying fiber-reinforced hydrogels as bioinks. Thereby, fiber fragments which can be used both, as cell carriers and for matrix-reinforcement, are produced by electrospinning. Strikingly, the morphology of the fibers plays a significant role for cell behavior (adhesion, proliferation, alignment) as well as for the rheological and mechanical properties of the composite (flow behavior, spreading kinetics, strength), which will be investigated analytically within the project. The obtained results will allow for a systematic improvement of bioinks, which can furthermore be transferred to other materials.