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Cosima Stubenrauch

Prof. Dr.

Dean of Faculty


+49 711 685 64470
+49 711 685 64443


Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 9.303

All Publications

Full Publication List as pdf

Recent Publications

[184] Time Dependence of Gel Formation in Lyotropic Nematic Liquid Crystals: From Hours to Weeks, M. Dombrowski, M. Herbst, N. Preisig, F. Giesselmann, C. Stubenrauch, Gels, 2024, 10, 261.

[183] Transition from a Sponge-Like to an Onion-Like L3 Phase – Part I, P. Menold, R. Strey, S. Roitsch, N. Preisig, C. Stubenrauch, JCIS, 2024, 653, 1743-1752.

[182] Transition from a Foam-Like to an Onion-Like L3 Phase, P. Menold, R. Strey, S. Roitsch, N. Preisig, and C. Stubenrauch, Tenside Surfact. Det., 2023, 60(6), 507–518. 

[181] Liquid foams as sensors for the detection of biomarkers, A. Fameau, R. Bordes, L. Evenäs, C. Stubenrauch. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2023, 651, 987-991.

[180] Microemulsions supported by octyl monoglucoside and geraniol. 3. Microstructure & general pattern, F. Trummer, O. Lade, O. Glatter, T. Sottmann, C. Stubenrauch, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2023, 676, 132133 (1-10).

[179] Fluorocarbon vapors slow down coalescence in foams: influence of surfactant concentration, K. Steck, J. Dijoux, N. Preisig, V. Bouylout, C. Stubenrauch, W. Drenckhan, Colloid and Polymer Science, 2023, 301,685-695.

[178] Interface Adsorption versus Bulk Micellization of Surfactants: Insights from Molecular Simulations, M. Kanduč, C. Stubenrauch, R. Miller, E. Schneck, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2023, online available.

[177] Surface and foaming properties of an anionic CO2-switchable tail surfactant. R. R. Benedix, H. Poole, D. Zauser, N. Preisig, P. G. Jessop, C. Stubenrauch, Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 2023, 60(4), 269–276.

[176] Gelled lyotropic nematic liquid crystals. M. Herbst, M. Dombrowski, N. Preisig, S. Dieterich, F. Giesselmann, P. Mésini, and C. Stubenrauch. Liquid Crystals, 2023, 50(6), 1090-1100.

[175] Influence of a CO2-switchable additive on the surface and foaming properties of a cationic non-switchable surfactant. R. R. Benedix, S. Botsch, N. Preisig, V. Kovalchuk, P. Jessop, C. Stubenrauch. Soft Matter, 2023, 19 (16), 2941-2948.

[174] Evaluation of a Low-Cost Dryer for a Low-Cost Optical Particle Counter, M. Chacón-Mateos, B. Laquai, U. Vogt, C. Stubenrauch, Atmos. Meas. Tech. 2022, 15, 7395-7410.

[173] Innovative foam-based cleaning concepts for historical objects. T. Schad, N. Preisig, H. Piening, C. Stubenrauch, Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 2022, 59, 451-459.

[172] New gelatin-based hydrogel foams for improved enzyme substrate conversion, F. Dehli, C. Stubenrauch, A. Southan, Macromolecular Bioscience, 2022, 22, 2200139 (1-9).

[171] Foaming and defoaming properties of CO2-switchable surfactants. H. Poole, P. G. Jessop, C. Stubenrauch, J Surfact Deterg, 2022, 25(3), 377-385.
[170] Foam-based cleaning of surfaces contaminated with mixtures of oil and soot. T. Schad, N. Preisig, W. Drenckhan, C. Stubenrauch, J Surfact Deterg, 2022, 25(3), 377-385.
[169] PoreScript: Semi-Automated Pore Size Algorithm for Scaffold Characterization, D. Jenkins, K. Salhadar, G. Ashby, A. Mishra, J. Cheshire, F. Beltran, M. Grunlan, S. Andrieux, C. Stubenrauch, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez, Bioactive Materials, 2022, 13, 1-8.
since 2011: Chemistry of the Atmosphere, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
since 2009: Physical Chemistry (Lectures and Seminars), Universität Stuttgart, Germany
2005 – 2009: Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland
2005 – 2009: Applied Chemistry, University College Dublin, Ireland
1999 – 2004: Seminars accompanying Laboratory I and II, Universität Köln, Germany
2000 – 2003: Lecture Series on Interfaces and Colloid Science, Universität Köln, Germany
2003 – 2004: Physical Chemistry 1 and 2, Universität Köln, Germany
2005 – 2009: Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory 1, University College Dublin, Ireland
1995 – 2004: Physical Chemistry Laboratories I and II, Universität Berlin & Universität Köln, Germany

since 11/2014: Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, University Stuttgart,

10/2012 – 11/2014: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, University Stuttgart

since 4/2010: Docent in Physical Chemistry in Thin Films, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

since 9/ 2009: Full Professor for Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

10/2009 – 11/2012: Visiting Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland

03/2009 – 08/2009: Associate Professor (designate), University College Dublin, Ireland

10/2007 – 02/2009: Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin, Ireland

01/2005 – 09/2007: Lecturer, University College Dublin, Ireland

1/12/2004: Habilitation in Physical Chemistry, Universität zu Köln, Germany, Topics: "Thin Liquid Films, Foams, Lyotropic Liquid Crystals, Microemulsions"

09/1999 – 12/2004: Researcher and Lecturer, Universität zu Köln, Germany, group of Prof. R. Strey

06/1998 – 08/1999: PostDoc position, Université Paris Sud, France, group of Prof. D. Langevin

05/1994 – 12/1997: PhD Thesis in Physical Chemistry, Technical Universität Berlin, Germany, group of Prof. G. H. Findenegg (summa cum laude), Topic: "Microemulsions supported by alkylglucosides from the macroscopic and NMR-spectroscopic point of view"

03/1994: Diploma in Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany, group of Prof. H. Finkelmann

1988 – 1994: Study of Chemistry, Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, and Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany

Visiting Scientist

09/2017: KTH Stockholm, Sweden

23/04 – 31/07/2014: KTH Stockholm, Sweden

08/02 – 11/02/2011: TU Berlin, Germany

01/07 – 25/07/2008: Université de Montreal, Canada

01/06 – 31/07/2007: Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France

10/03 – 23/03/2007: Yokohama National University, Japan

27/06 – 09/07/2005: Yokohama National University, Japan

13/08 – 24/09/2004: Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

06/1995: Lund University, Sweden

Honours & Awards
13 (9 national and 4 international) Full Honours & Awards List as pdf
Fund Raising Total
8,5 Mio € (5,4 € for own research)
Number of Publications
213, including 18 reviews, 7 book articles, 2 patent (4548 citations, H-factor = 38 according to Web of Science)
Number of Oral Presentations
225 altogether – 70 conference & workshop contributions (38 invited talks), 135  invited seminars, 20 presentations at industrial companies
Professional Associations
Member of GDCh (German Chemical Society)
Member of Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft (German Physical Chemistry Society)
Member of Deutsche Kolloidgesellschaft (German Colloid Society)
Member of ECIS (European Colloid & Interface Society)
Member of IACIS (International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists)
Member of DHV (Deutscher Hochschulverband)
Committee Work
GDCh-Fachgruppe Chemie des Waschens (subdivision "Chemistry of Washing" of the German Chemical Society)
Advisory Board of the Journal Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents
Member of Scientific Committees for Conferences: 25th ECIS (2011 in Berlin), 27th ECIS (2013 in Sofia), IACIS (2015 in Mainz), Eufoam (2016 in Dublin), 7th ICC (2017 in Barcelona)
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