Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Friedrich Simmel

Group leader
Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Physik Synthetischer Biosysteme
Friedrich C. Simmel (born 1970) is a German biophysicist and professor at the Technical University Munich. He is a researcher in the field of DNA nanotechnology and is best known for his work on DNA nanomachines and dynamic DNA-based systems.

Simmel received a PhD in experimental physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1999. From 2000 to 2002 he was a PostDoctoral researcher at Bell Labs. He joined the faculty of the Technical University Munich as a full Professor in 2007.

Scientific career
1999 PhD, Experimental Physics, LMU Mu?nchen
2000 - 2002 Postdoctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
2002 - 2007 Emmy Noether group leader at the Department of Physics, LMU Mu?nchen
2005 Habilitation, Experimental Physics, LMU Mu?nchen
2005 - 2006 Substitute professor (W2) for Physical Chemistry, LMU Mu?nchen
2006 - 2007 Senior lecturer at the Department of Physics, LMU Mu?nchen
2007 - today Full professor (W3) for Experimental Physics, TU München
2010 - today co-Coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Intiative Munich