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Prof. Cosima Stubenrauch

Area of Research: Chemistry
Thematic Priority: Liquid foams, gels, emulsions, microemulsions, liquid crystals, foam

Field of Work

Foam is fascinating in all sizes – as soap bubbles, bathwater or foam on your beer. But what precisely is foam? And why are some foams stable for a long time, and others are not? These questions might appear trivial – but they do not have easy answers, making them the subject of our research activities:

  • How can we control the properties and thus the functions of materials using their structure?
  • What concepts enable us to manufacture materials with smaller and smaller structures whose properties change with structural size?

One further focus is on developing new concepts for templates.

Microscope image.

Personal Information

Prof. Cosima Stubenrauch, born in Speyer in 1969, is a Professor at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, where she is the Professor for Physical Chemistry focused on condensed matter. She has been working in the field of colloids and glue lines for more than 18 years. She also lectures at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Prof. Stubenrauch has received numerous awards, including the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein Prize in 2007.


Prof. Cosima Stubenrauch
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC)
Tel.: + 49 711/ 685-64470

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