Prof. Dr. Joachim P. Spatz

Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research &
Biophysical Chemistry
Heidelberg University
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 6221-54 4942, +49 711-689 3610, +49 6221-486 420


Materials science, physics of soft matter, biophysics, non-conventional nanolithography, biofunctionalization of solid and soft interfaces, cell biology


2020 Member of the Leopoldina
2017 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, DFG (German Research Foundation)
2016 Member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy
2012 ERC Advanced Grant
2009 Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
2008 Weston Visiting Professorship at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2003 Otto Klung Award for Physics.
2002 Alfried Krupp Research Award for Young University Faculty Members
2000 Gerhard Hess–Research Award of the German Science Foundation
1999 Reimund Stadler Award – Habilitation Award of the Fachgruppe Makromolekulare Chemie der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
1998 Young Researcher Award Ulmer Universitätsgesellschaft
1997 Research Stipend German Science Foundation
1997 Scientific PhD Award of Ulm University for outstanding PhD work
1996 Scientific Award of the Association of the Metal Industry Baden-Württemberg
1996 Scientific Schloessmann – Award of the Max Planck Society