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Dr. rer. nat. Tom Masselter

Principal investigator in A06

Dr. rer. nat. Tom Masselter
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg,
Fakultät für Biologie
Botanischer Garten
Schänzlestraße 1
D-79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 (0) 761 203-2878



1995 – 2001 Mag. rer. nat., Earth Science/Paleontology, University of Wien, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dave Ferguson

Scientific degrees

2006 Dr. rer. nat., Biology, University of Freiburg, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck

Work experience

2012 – current Lecturer (Akademischer Rat auf Zeit)

2006 – 2012 Scientific employee and head of working group led by Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck

2001 – 2006 Various project studies in the working group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck


2008 – current Leader of working group ›Bio-inspired materials, self-x-mechanisms‹ of ›BIOKON international – The Biomimetics Association‹

2007 – current Board Member of the Competence Network Biomimetics – Plants and Animals as Concept Generators for Biomimetic Materials and Technologies (Ministry of Science, Research, and Art of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg)

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