Prof. Kerstin Koch

Associate Editor

Biology und Nanobiotechnology
Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Scientific career

Since 2009 Professor at the Department of Biology and Nanobiotechnology at the Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Germany
2008 International research scholar at the Department of Nanotribology at the Ohio State University, USA
2006 Habilitation in Botany at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants at the Universität Bonn, Germany
2004 - 2007 Assistance Professor at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants
2001 - 2004 Teaching and project coordination at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants
2001 Dr. rer. nat. at the Botanical Institute of the Universität Bonn
1998 Diplom in Biology at the Universität Bonn


Research areas

The research interest of Prof. Koch is functional aspects and structural diversity of biological surfaces, wetting phenomena in biological materials (superhydrophilic and superhydrophobic surfaces), molecular self-assembly and self-healing in biomaterials.


Thematic Series

Prof. Kerstin Koch edited the Thematic Series in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:

Biological and bioinspired adhesion and friction (together with Prof. Stanislav N. Gorb)

Biomimetic materials (together with Prof. Wilhelm Barthlott)


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Other Beilstein-Institut Open Science Activities