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Christoph F. Schmidt


Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Hertha Sponer Distinguished Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Physics
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Biology

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  • D.R. Technical University of Munich (Germany), 1988

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 425: Biophysics II
  • PHYSICS 174: Introduction to Frontiers of Biophysics
  • PHYSICS 415: Biophysics II
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Das, M; Schmidt, CF; Murrell, M, Introduction to Active Matter., Soft Matter, vol 16 no. 31 (2020), pp. 7185-7190 [10.1039/d0sm90137g] [abs].
  • Butkevich, E; Verma, NC; Oleksiievets, N; Gregor, I; Schmidt, CF; Enderlein, J; Nandi, CK; Chizhik, AI, Carbon Dots for Studying Muscle Architecture, Acs Applied Nano Materials, vol 2 no. 12 (2019), pp. 7466-7472 [10.1021/acsanm.9b01815] [abs].
  • Katana, R; Guan, C; Zanini, D; Larsen, ME; Giraldo, D; Geurten, BRH; Schmidt, CF; Britt, SG; Göpfert, MC, Chromophore-Independent Roles of Opsin Apoproteins in Drosophila Mechanoreceptors., Current Biology : Cb, vol 29 no. 17 (2019), pp. 2961-2969.e4 [10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.036] [abs].
  • Tarantola, M; Meyer, T; Schmidt, CF; Zimmermann, W-H, Physics meets medicine - At the heart of active matter., Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, vol 144 (2019), pp. 1-2 [10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2019.03.009] [abs].
  • Nishi, K; Kilfoil, ML; Schmidt, CF; MacKintosh, FC, Reply to the 'Comment on "A symmetrical method to obtain shear moduli from microrheology"' by M. Tassieri, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, DOI., Soft Matter, vol 14 no. 42 (2018), pp. 8671-8672 [10.1039/c8sm01792a] [abs].

Affiliate Topics in Materials Research