Willkommen auf den Seiten der Gruppe Oberflächen- und Grenzflächenphysik

An Grenzflächen können Strukturen auf feinster Skala gestaltet werden, die uns einzigartigen Zugang zur Erprobung neuartiger Wirkmechanismen bieten. Unsere Forschung richtet sich auf die Kopplung von physikalischen, chemischen und biologischen Bausteinen auf der Nanometer Skala.

Welcome to the pages of the research group Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces

At interfaces structures can be arranged on small scale, which offers unique possibilities to find and investigate novel effects. We study mechanisms and processes in the coupling of physical, chemical, and biologic structures on the nanometer scale.

  • June 2017: We are pleased about the new possibilities of interdisciplinary research on "Material surface charges and their influence on cell physiology and morphology" within the recently granted DFG collaborative research center 1270 "ELectrically Active ImplaNts (ELAINE)"

  • December 2016: Hannes Hartmann has defended his PhD thesis "Light-Matter Interaction of deposited molecule aggregates and free silver nanoparticles"

  • September 2015: Finally, our group has moved to the new location at Campus South. A number of our labs is located in the souterrain of the physics building, our interdisciplinary labs are situated in the life, light, matter building.
  • July 2013: The project Influence of the local environment on the energy transfer in molecular aggregates in the framework of SFB 652 has been included in our research.
  • May 2013: We are member of the department Life, Light, Matter of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research, which has been developed as a cross-link between the nine faculties at the University of Rostock.


A new research group Physics of Surface and Interfaces, which is part of the Institute of Physics has been installed in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Speller was appointed professor of Physics at the University of Rostock as of March 2012.
Speller was born in Haren (Ems), Germany and studied physics at the University of Osnabrück where she completed her PhD and Habilitation, 2001 she was appointed full professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.