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Dr. rer. nat. Marco Caliaro

A03, Postdoctoral Researcher

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg,
Lehrstuhl für Botanik: Funktionelle Morphologie und Bionik und Botanischer Garten
Fakultät für Biologie
Schänzlestraße 1
D-79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 (0) 761 203-2927
E-mail: Marco.Caliaro@biologie.uni-freiburg.de



1998 – 2001 Journeyman carpenter and assistant to works manager(HWK)

2001 – 2006 Diploma in Biology, Philipps-University Marburg (Lahn)

Scientific degrees

2013 Dr. rer. nat. in Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau

Work experience

2006 – 2007 Scientific employee at the Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg

2013 – current Postdoctoral Researcher at the Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, SPP1420 »Biomimetic Materials Research: Functionality by Hierarchical Structuring of Materials«, Project „Impact resistant hierarchically structured materials based on fruit walls and nut shells“

2014 – current Postdoctoral Researcher at the Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, SFB/TRR 141 „Biological Design and Integrative Structures“, Project A03 „Inspired by plants and animals: actively actuated rod-shaped structures exhibiting adaptive stiffness and joint-free continuous kinematics“


2007 – 2010 Scholarship holder of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

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  Picture: Caliaro, M., F. Schmich, T. Speck, and O. Speck. 2013. Effect of drought stress on bending stiffness in petioles of Caladium bicolor (Araceae). American Journal of Botany 100: 2141–2148.