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Prof. Frank Scheffold (Pfullendorf, Germany, 28.05.1969) is German-Swiss physicists and the head of the Soft Matter and Photonics Group at the physics department at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied at the University of Konstanz in Germany, as well as the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel, with Prof. J. Klein).

He obtained his doctorate summa cum laude at the University of Konstanz, for research carried out with Prof. G. Maret at the Institute Charles Sadron (Strasbourg, France) and Konstanz. His research in the Soft Matter and Photonics Group focuses on the optics of complex systems, dynamic light scattering, and diffuse light propagation, the dynamics, aggregation, and phase behaviour of colloidal systems and the production and characterization of soft materials.

He has been a visiting scholar for several months at UC Los Angeles, the University of Queensland, the Donostia International Physics Center, New York University and others. He is author and co-author of more than 100 articles. From 2011 to 2019, he was serving as a member of the Swiss National Research Council. He is a co-founder and member of the board of the Fribourg based National center of competence in research (NCCR) ‘Bioinspired materials’.

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