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Dr. Dirk Romeis

Institut Theorie der Polymere
+49 351 4658 754 +49 351 4658 752

Fields of research

  • Analytical and numerical field-theoretical calculations
  • Polymers at surfaces and depletion phenomena
  • Polymer brushes
  • Magneto-sensitive elastomers (SPP 1713)


Diploma in physics at Technical University Dresden (2009)

Ph.D. in physics at Technical University Dresden (2014)

Dissertation: "Conformational Transitions in Polymer Brushes: A Self-Consistent Field Study"


Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Journal of Chemical Physics

Selected Publications

Romeis, D.; Toshchevikov, V. ; Saphiannikova, M.
‘Elongated micro-structures in magneto-sensitive elastomers: a dipolar mean field model’
Soft Matter 12 (2016), 9364-9376

Romeis, D.; Sommer, J.-U.
‘Binary and Bidisperse Polymer Brushes: Coexisting Surface States’
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7 (2015), 12496-12504

Zimmermann, R.; Romeis, D.; Bihannic, I.; Stuart, M. C.; Sommer, J.-U.; Werner, C.; Duval, J. F. L. ‘Electrokinetics as an alternative to neutron reflectivity for evaluation of segment density distribution in PEO brushes’
Soft Matter 10 (2014), 7804-7809

Romeis, D.; Merlitz, H.; Sommer, J.-U.
‘A new numerical approach to dense polymer brushes and surface instabilities’
Journal of Chemical Physics 136 (2012), 044903

Romeis, D.; Usatenko, Z.
‘Polymer chains in confined geometries: Massive field theory approach’
Physical Review E 80 (2009), 041802