Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Physics of Macromolecules

Prof. Dr. Jürgen P. Rabe










since 1994 Humboldt University Berlin
Full Professor at the Department of Physics
1992-1994 Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Visiting and Associate Professor at the Institute of Physical Chemistry
1986-1992 Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Science Mainz
Research Staff
1984-1986 IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California
Visiting Scientist at the Departments for Physical Science
and Polymer Science
1981-1984 Technical University Munich
Research Staff at the Physics Department

Scientific Degrees

1993 Habilitation Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
1984 Dr. rer. nat. Technical University Munich
1981 Dipl. Phys. RWTH Aachen

Academic Functions and Honors

since 2022

Founding Member of the Center for the Science of Materials Berlin (CSMB)
since 2019 Executive Board Member Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity: Image Space Material


Member Berlin Board Einstein Foundation


Chairman Executive Board Academic Council HU Berlin


Chairman Innovation Network for Advanced Materials Berlin
since 2015 Member Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik
2014 Princeton University
Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry
2014-2018 Executive Board Member Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory
since 2012 Member Steering Committee International Max Planck Research School on Multiscale Biosystems
2012-2018 Member Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory
since 2012 Member Graduate School within the Excellence Initiative "School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof" (SALSA)
2011-2023 Board Member Sfb 951 "Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics"
since 2009 Founding Director Integrated Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof
since 2009 Vice Chairman International Graduate Research Training Group "Self-Assembled Soft-Matter Nanostructures at Interfaces"
2008-2019 Member Steering Committee Sfb 765 "Multivalency as a Chemical Organization and Action Principle: New Architectures, Functions and Applications"
since 2008 Member Scientific Committee Atomium - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy (formerly Atomium Culture)
since 2005 Scientific Member Max Planck Society and
External Scientific Member Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam
2005-2013 Member Sfb 658 "Elementary Processes in Molecular Switches at Surfaces"
2005 ETH Zürich
Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials
2004-2009 Chairman Sfb 448 "Mesoscopically Structured Composites"
2004-2008 Member Research Training Group GK 1025 "Fundamentals and functionality of size and interface controlled materials: spin- and optoelectronics"
2003-2011 Member Scientific Advisory Board Max Born-Institute for  Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy
2002-2012 Chairman Commission "Research and Young Scientists" of HU Berlin
since 2001 Chairman Berlin-Brandenburg Association for Polymer Research
2001-2015 Member "Center for Biophysics and Bioinformatics" of HU Berlin
2001-2010 Member "International Humboldt Graduate School on Structure, Function and Application of New Materials" at HU Berlin
2000-2019 Member Academic Council HU Berlin
2000-2012 Member Academic Senate HU Berlin
since 1999 Vice Chair Joint Commission for Master Program "Polymer Science" of the Universities in Berlin and Potsdam
1998-2000 Dean Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences I of HU Berlin



Google Scholar (20.02.2024)
Citations: > 28.000
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Scopus (29.01.2024)
Citations: > 21.000
Cited Documents: 368
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Citations: > 24.000
Research Items: > 495

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