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Markus Retsch

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Physical Chemistry I

​Short CV

since 1/2014Lichtenberg-Juniorprofessur for Polymer Systems, University of Bayreuth
since 8/2012 Juniorprofessur for Polymer Systems, University of Bayreuth
2009 - 2011Postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
2006 - 2009 PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
2001 - 2006 Polymer- and Colloid Chemistry studies at the University of Bayreuth

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Markus Retsch

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Physical Chemistry I

Research Projects


Courses in winter semester 2016/17: CAMPUSonline

  • Lecture: „Physikalische Chemie IV“
  • Tutorial: „Übung zur Vorlesung Physikalische Chemie IV“
  • Lecture: „Physikalische Chemie der Polymere (Modul P102)“
  • Pratical Course: „Praktikum Module P102“
Markus Retsch

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Physical Chemistry I



Stelling, Christian; Retsch, Markus
Nanomeshes at Liquid Interfaces : From Free-Standing Hole Arrays toward Metal–Insulator–Metal Architectures
in Advanced Materials Interfaces (2018)
doi:10.1002/admi.201800154 ...

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Philipp, Alexandra; Kopera, Bernd A. F.; Bitterlich, Flora; Dulle, Martin; Pech-May, Nelson W.; Retsch, Markus
Thermal transport in binary colloidal glasses : Composition dependence and percolation assessment
in Physical Review E vol. 97 (2018) issue 2. - pp. 022612
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.97.022612 ...

Vega-Flick, A.; Duncan, R. A.; Wallen, S. P.; Boechler, N.; Stelling, Christian; Retsch, Markus; Alvarado-Gil, J. J.; Nelson, Keith A; Maznev, A. A.
Contact-based and spheroidal vibrational modes of a hexagonal monolayer of microspheres on a substrate
in Wave Motion vol. 76 (2018) . - pp. 122-133
doi:10.1016/j.wavemoti.2017.10.010 ...

Kopera, Bernd A. F.; Retsch, Markus
Computing the 3D Radial Distribution Function from Particle Positions: An Advanced Analytic Approach
in Analytical Chemistry vol. 90 (2018) issue 23. - pp. 13909-13914
doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.8b03157 ...

Nutz, Fabian A.; Philipp, Alexandra; Kopera, Bernd A. F.; Dulle, Martin; Retsch, Markus
Low Thermal Conductivity through Dense Particle Packings with Optimum Disorder
in Advanced Materials vol. 30 (2018) issue 14
doi:10.1002/adma.201704910 ...

Burk, Laura; Gliem, Matthias; Lais, Fabian; Nutz, Fabian A.; Retsch, Markus; Mülhaupt, Rolf
Mechanochemically Carboxylated Multilayer Graphene for Carbon/ABS Composites with Improved Thermal Conductivity
in Polymers vol. 10 (2018) issue 10. - pp. 1088
doi:10.3390/polym10101088 ...

Hummel, Miriam; Stelling, Christian; Kopera, Bernd; Nutz, Fabian A.; Karg, Matthias; Retsch, Markus; Förster, Stephan
Ordered Particle Arrays via a Langmuir Transfer Process : Access to Any Two-Dimensional Bravais Lattice
in Langmuir (2018)
doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03047 ...

Stelling, Christian; Fossati, Stefan; Dostalek, Jakub; Retsch, Markus
Surface plasmon modes of nanomesh-on-mirror nanocavities prepared by nanosphere lithography
in Nanoscale vol. 10 (2018) . - pp. 17983-17989
doi:10.1039/C8NR05499A ...

Saleta Reig, David; Hummel, Patrick; Wang, Zuyuan; Rosenfeldt, Sabine; Graczykowski, Bartlomiej; Retsch, Markus; Fytas, George
Well-defined metal-polymer nanocomposites : the interplay of structure, thermoplasmonics, and elastic mechanical properties
in Physical Review Materials vol. 2 (2018) issue 12. - pp. 123605
doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.123605 ...


Hummel, Patrick; Lerch, Arne; Goller, Sebastian Manfred; Karg, Matthias; Retsch, Markus
Simple and High Yield Synthesis of Metal-Polymer Nanocomposites : The Role of Theta-Centrifugation as an Essential Purification Step
in Polymers vol. 9 (2017) issue 12. - pp. 659
doi:10.3390/polym9120659 ...

Nutz, Fabian A.; Retsch, Markus
Tailor-made temperature-dependent thermal conductivity via interparticle constriction
in Science Advances vol. 3 (2017) issue 11. - pp. eaao5238
doi:10.1126/sciadv.aao5238 ...

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Retsch, Markus
Interface and Morphology Control of the Thermal Conductivity in Core--Shell Particle Colloidal Crystals
in Advanced Materials Interfaces vol. 4 (2017) issue 24
doi:10.1002/admi.201700963 ...

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Philipp, Alexandra; Retsch, Markus
Understanding Thermal Insulation in Porous, Particulate Materials
in Advanced Functional Materials vol. 27 (2017) issue 38. - pp. 1702256
doi:10.1002/adfm.201702256 ...

Vega-Flick, A.; Duncan, R. A.; Wallen, S. P.; Boechler, N.; Stelling, Christian; Retsch, Markus; Alvarado-Gil, J. J.; Nelson, Keith A; Maznev, A. A.
Vibrational dynamics of a two-dimensional microgranular crystal
in Physical Review B vol. 96 (2017) issue 2. - pp. 024303
doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.024303 ...

Nutz, Fabian A.; Retsch, Markus
Interfacial and Volumetric Sensitivity of the Dry Sintering Process of Polymer Colloidal Crystals : A Thermal Transport and Photonic Bandgap Study
in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics vol. 19 (2017) issue 24. - pp. 16124-16130
doi:10.1039/C7CP01994G ...

Nellist, Michael R.; Chen, Yikai; Mark, Andreas; Gödrich, Sebastian; Stelling, Christian; Jiang, Jingjing; Poddar, Rakesh; Li, Chunzeng; Kumar, Ravi; Papastavrou, Georg; Retsch, Markus; Brunschwig, Bruce S.; Huang, Zhuangqun; Xiang, Chengxiang; Boettcher, Shannon W.
Atomic force microscopy with nanoelectrode tips for high resolution electrochemical, nanoadhesion and nanoelectrical imaging
in Nanotechnology vol. 28 (2017) issue 9. - pp. 095711
doi:10.1088/1361-6528/aa5839 ...

Stelling, Christian; Singh, Chetan R.; Karg, Matthias; König, Tobias A. F.; Thelakkat, Mukundan; Retsch, Markus
Plasmonic nanomeshes : their ambivalent role as transparent electrodes in organic solar cells
in Scientific Reports vol. 7 (2017)
doi:10.1038/srep42530 ...

Volk, Kirsten; Fitzgerald, Joseph; Ruckdeschel, Pia; Retsch, Markus; König, Tobias A. F.; Karg, Matthias
Reversible Tuning of Visible Wavelength Surface Lattice Resonances in Self-Assembled Hybrid Monolayers
in Advanced Optical Materials vol. 5 (2017) issue 9. - pp. 1600971
doi:10.1002/adom.201600971 ...


Singh, Chetan R.; Honold, Tobias; Gujar, Tanaji P.; Retsch, Markus; Fery, Andreas; Karg, Matthias; Thelakkat, Mukundan
The role of colloidal plasmonic nanostructures in organic solar cells
in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics vol. 18 (2016) issue 33. - pp. 23155-23163
doi:10.1039/C6CP04451D ...

Stelling, Christian; Mark, Andreas; Papastavrou, Georg; Retsch, Markus
Showing particles their place : deterministic colloid immobilization by gold nanomeshes
in Nanoscale vol. 8 (2016) issue 30. - pp. 14556-14564
doi:10.1039/C6NR03113G ...

Honold, Tobias; Volk, Kirsten; Retsch, Markus; Karg, Matthias
Binary plasmonic honeycomb structures : High-resolution EDX mapping and optical properties
in Colloids and Surfaces A : Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2016)
doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.06.040 ...

Yao, Yang; Ruckdeschel, Pia; Graf, Robert; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Retsch, Markus; Floudas, George
Homogeneous Nucleation of Ice Confined in Hollow Silica Spheres
in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B vol. 120 (2016)
doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b11053 ...

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Dulle, Martin; Honold, Tobias; Förster, Stephan; Karg, Matthias; Retsch, Markus
Monodisperse hollow silica spheres : an in-depth scattering analysis
in Nano Research vol. 9 (2016) issue 5. - pp. 1366-1376
doi:10.1007/s12274-016-1032-y ...

Chau, Mokit; Kopera, Bernd A. F.; Machado, Vanessa; Tehrani, Sepehr Mastour; Winnik, Mitchell A.; Kumacheva, Eugenia; Retsch, Markus
Reversible transition between isotropic and anisotropic thermal transport in elastic polyurethane foams
in Materials Horizons (2016)
doi:10.1039/C6MH00495D ...


Volk, Kirsten; Fitzgerald, Joseph; Retsch, Markus; Karg, Matthias
Time-Controlled Colloidal Superstructures : Long-Range Plasmon Resonance Coupling in Particle Monolayers
in Advanced Materials vol. 27 (2015) issue 45. - pp. 7332-7337
doi:10.1002/adma.201503672 ...

Nutz, Fabian A.; Ruckdeschel, Pia; Retsch, Markus
Polystyrene Colloidal Crystals : Interface Controlled Thermal Conductivity in an Open-Porous Mesoparticle Superstructure
in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science vol. 457 (2015) . - pp. 96-101
doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2015.06.022 ...

Vogel, Nicolas; Retsch, Markus; Fustin, Charles-André; del Campo, Aránzazu; Jonas, Ulrich
Advances in Colloidal Assembly : The Design of Structure and Hierarchy in Two and Three Dimensions
in Chemical Reviews vol. 115 (2015) issue 13. - pp. 6265-6311
doi:10.1021/cr400081d ...

Karg, Matthias; König, Tobias A. F.; Retsch, Markus; Stelling, Christian; Reichstein, Paul M.; Honold, Tobias; Thelakkat, Mukundan; Fery, Andreas
Colloidal self-assembly concepts for light management in photovoltaics
in Materials Today vol. 18 (2015) issue 4. - pp. 185 - 205
doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2014.10.036 ...

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Kemnitzer, Tobias W.; Nutz, Fabian A.; Senker, Jürgen; Retsch, Markus
Hollow silica sphere colloidal crystals : insights into calcination dependent thermal transport
in Nanoscale vol. 7 (2015) issue 22. - pp. 10059-10070
doi:10.1039/C5NR00435G ...


Karg, Matthias; König, Tobias A. F.; Retsch, Markus; Stelling, Christian; Reichstein, Paul M.; Honold, Tobias; Thelakkat, Mukundan; Fery, Andreas
Colloidal self-assembly concepts for light management in photovoltaics
in Materials Today (2014)
doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2014.10.036 ...


Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich
Hierarchically Structured, Double‐Periodic Inverse Composite Opals
in Advanced Functional Materials vol. 23 (2013) issue 43. - pp. 5381-5389
doi:10.1002/adfm.201300803 ...


Yin, Jie; Retsch, Markus; Thomas, Edwin L; Boyce, Mary C
Collective mechanical behavior of multilayer colloidal arrays of hollow nanoparticles
in Langmuir vol. 28 (2012) issue 13. - pp. 5580-5588
doi:10.1021/la300039v ...

Liu, Ting; Pihan, Sascha; Roth, Marcel; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Gutmann, Jochen S.; Koynov, Kaloian; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Berger, Rüdiger
Frequency Response of Polymer Films Made from a Precursor Colloidal Monolayer on a Nanomechanical Cantilever
in Macromolecules vol. 45 (2012) issue 2. - pp. 862-871
doi:10.1021/ma202396h ...

Lee, Jae-Hwang; Veysset, David; Singer, Jonathan P; Retsch, Markus; Saini, Gagan; Pezeril, Thomas; Nelson, Keith A; Thomas, Edwin L
High strain rate deformation of layered nanocomposites
in Nature Communications vol. 3 (2012) . - pp. 1164
doi:10.1038/ncomms2166 ...

Kirkeminde, Alec; Retsch, Markus; Wang, Qian; Xu, Guowei; Hui, Rongqing; Wu, Judy; Ren, Shenqiang
Surface-passivated plasmonic nano-pyramids for bulk heterojunction solar cell photocurrent enhancement
in Nanoscale vol. 4 (2012) issue 15. - pp. 4421-4425
doi:10.1039/C2NR30735A ...

Rettler, Erik F.-J.; Rudolph, Tobias; Hanisch, Andreas; Hoeppener, Stephanie; Retsch, Markus; Schubert, Ulrich Sigmar; Schacher, Felix H.
UV-induced crosslinking of the polybutadiene domains in lamellar polystyrene-block-polybutadiene block copolymer films : an in-depth study
in Polymer vol. 53 (2012) issue 25. - pp. 5641-5648
doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2012.09.054 ...


Raccis, Riccardo; Nikoubashman, Arash; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Koynov, Kaloian; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Likos, Christos N; Fytas, George
Confined diffusion in periodic porous nanostructures
in ACS Nano vol. 5 (2011) issue 6. - pp. 4607-4616
doi:10.1021/nn200767x ...

Yin, Jie; Retsch, Markus; Lee, Jae-Hwang; Thomas, Edwin L; Boyce, Mary C
Mechanics of nanoindentation on a monolayer of colloidal hollow nanoparticles
in Langmuir vol. 27 (2011) issue 17. - pp. 10492-10500
doi:10.1021/la2018117 ...

Vogel, Nicolas; Fischer, Janina; Mohammadi, Reza; Retsch, Markus; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Landfester, Katharina; Weiss, Clemens K.; Kreiter, Maximilian
Plasmon hybridization in stacked double crescents arrays fabricated by colloidal lithography
in Nano Letters vol. 11 (2011) issue 2. - pp. 446-454
doi:10.1021/nl103120s ...

Retsch, Markus; Schmelzeisen, Marcus; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Thomas, Edwin L
Visible Mie scattering in nonabsorbing hollow sphere powders
in Nano Letters vol. 11 (2011) issue 3. - pp. 1389-1394
doi:10.1021/nl2002445 ...


Vogel, Nicolas; Jung, Mathieu; Bocchio, Noelia; Retsch, Markus; Kreiter, Maximilian; Köper, Ingo
Reusable localized surface plasmon sensors based on ultrastable nanostructures
in Small vol. 6 (2010) issue 1. - pp. 104-109
doi:10.1002/smll.200900497 ...

van den Brom, Coenraad R.; Anac, Ilke; Roskamp, Robert F.; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Menges, Bernhard; Preece, Jon A.
The swelling behaviour of thermoresponsive hydrogel/silica nanoparticle composites
in Journal of Materials Chemistry vol. 20 (2010) . - pp. 4827-4839
doi:10.1039/B927314J ...

Retsch, Markus; Dostert, Karl-Heinz; Nett, Sebastian K.; Vogel, Nicolas; Gutmann, Jochen S.; Jonas, Ulrich
Template-free structuring of colloidal hetero-monolayers by inkjet printing and particle floating
in Soft Matter vol. 6 (2010) issue 11. - pp. 2403-2412
doi:10.1039/C001306D ...

Cherdhirankorn, Thipphaya; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Koynov, Kaloian
Tracer diffusion in silica inverse opals
in Langmuir vol. 26 (2010) issue 12. - pp. 10141-10146
doi:10.1021/la1002572 ...

Still, Tim; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Sainidou, Rebecca; Rembert, Pascal; Mpoukouvalas, Konstantinos; Fytas, George
Vibrational eigenfrequencies and mechanical properties of mesoscopic copolymer latex particles
in Macromolecules vol. 43 (2010) issue 7. - pp. 3422-3428
doi:10.1021/ma1001589 ...


Retsch, Markus; Zhou, Zuocheng; Rivera, Sergio; Kappl, Michael; Zhao, Xiu Song; Jonas, Ulrich; Li, Qin
Fabrication of Large-Area, Transferable Colloidal Monolayers Utilizing Self-Assembly at the Air/Water Interface
in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics vol. 210 (2009) issue 3-4. - pp. 230-241
doi:10.1002/macp.200800484 ...

Vogel, Nicolas; Jung, Mathieu; Retsch, Markus; Knoll, Wolfgang; Jonas, Ulrich; Köper, Ingo
Laterally patterned ultraflat surfaces
in Small vol. 5 (2009) issue 7. - pp. 821-825
doi:10.1002/smll.200801583 ...

Retsch, Markus; Tamm, Matthias; Bocchio, Noelia; Horn, Natalie; Förch, Renate; Jonas, Ulrich; Kreiter, Maximilian
Parallel Preparation of Densely Packed Arrays of 150-nm Gold-Nanocrescent Resonators in Three Dimensions
in Small vol. 5 (2009) issue 18. - pp. 2105-2110
doi:10.1002/smll.200900162 ...

Li, Qin; Retsch, Markus; Wang, Jianjun; Knoll, Wolfgang; Jonas, Ulrich
Porous networks through colloidal templates
Broekmann, Peter ; Dötz, Karl-Heinz ; Schalley, Christoph A. (Hrsg.): Templates in Chemistry III - Berlin: Springer, 2009. - pp. 135-180 . - (Topics in Current Chemistry; 187)
doi:10.1007/128_2008_3 ...


Still, Tim; Cheng, W.; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Fytas, George
Colloidal systems : a promising material class for tailoring sound propagation at high frequencies
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter vol. 20 (2008) issue 40. - pp. 404203
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/40/404203 ...

Still, Tim; Sainidou, Rebecca; Retsch, Markus; Jonas, Ulrich; Spahn, Peter; Hellmann, G. P.; Fytas, George
The "Music" of Core-Shell Spheres and Hollow Capsules : Influence of the Architecture on the Mechanical Properties at the Nanoscale
in Nano Letters vol. 8 (2008) issue 10. - pp. 3194-3199
doi:10.1021/nl801500n ...

Still, Tim; Cheng, W.; Retsch, Markus; Sainidou, Rebecca; Wang, Jianjun; Jonas, Ulrich; Stefanou, Nikolaos; Fytas, George
Simultaneous occurrence of structure-directed and particle-resonance-induced phononic gaps in colloidal films
in Physical Review Letters vol. 100 (2008) issue 19. - pp. 194301
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.194301 ...

Retsch, Markus; Walther, Andreas; Loos, Katja; Müller, Axel H. E.
Synthesis of dense poly (acrylic acid) brushes and their interaction with amine-functional silsesquioxane nanoparticles
in Langmuir vol. 24 (2008) issue 17. - pp. 9421-9429
doi:10.1021/la8009767 ...

Markus Retsch

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Physical Chemistry I

Prof. Dr. Markus Retsch
Head of Research Group

University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstr. 30
95447 Bayreuth

​Room: 1.1 02 20 (NW I Bauteil 1.1)

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3920
E-mail: markus.retsch@uni-bayreuth.de

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