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Alexander Schlaich


Independent Junior Research Group Leader for Multiscale Materials Modeling


Universitätsstraße 32
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 227b

Office Hours

Consultation by appointment


  • Transport properties in porous media, hydrodynamic breakdown, continuum models at the nanoscale.
  • Electrostatic interactions in nano-confinement.
  • Charge transport in porous materials for improved electrode materials in energy storage.
  • Prediction of meso-/macroscale properties from molecular interactions.
  • Surface interactions, hydration forces, mechanical properties and surface chemistry.
  • Interactions between lipid bilayers and biological relevance of membrane composition.
  1. 2023

    1. 1.
      Gravelle, Simon, Sabina Haber-Pohlmeier, Carlos Mattea, Siegfried Stapf, Christian Holm und Alexander Schlaich. 2023. Preprint: NMR Investigation of Water in Salt Crusts: Insights from Experiments and Molecular Simulations (Januar). doi:10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-6dml7,
  2. 2022

    1. 2.
      Liese, Susanne, Alexander Schlaich und Roland R. Netz. 2022. Dielectric Constant of Aqueous Solutions of Proteins and Organic Polymers from Molecular Dynamics Simulations. The Journal of Chemical Physics. The Journal of Chemical Physics. doi:10.1063/5.0089397,
    2. 3.
      Artemov, Vasily, Laura Frank, Roman Doronin, Philipp Stärk, Alexander Schlaich, Anton Andreev, Thomas Leisner, Aleksandra Radenovic und Alexei Kiselev. 2022. Preprint: Elucidating contact electrification mechanism of water.
    3. 4.
      Gravelle, Simon, David Beyer, Mariano Brito, Alexander Schlaich und Christian Holm. 2022. Preprint: Reconstruction of NMR Relaxation Rates from Coarse-Grained Polymer Simulations (Dezember). doi:10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-f90tv,
    4. 5.
      Gravelle, Simon, Christian Holm und Alexander Schlaich. 2022. Transport of thin water films: from thermally activated random walks to hydrodynamics. The Journal of Chemical Physics. The Journal of Chemical Physics. doi:10.1063/5.0099646,
  3. 2021

    1. 6.
      Schlaich, Alexander, Dongliang Jin, Lyderic Bocquet und Benoit Coasne. 2021. Electronic screening using a virtual Thomas--Fermi fluid for predicting wetting and phase transitions of ionic liquids at metal surfaces. Nature Materials. Nature Materials (11. November). doi:10.1038/s41563-021-01121-0,
    2. 7.
      Tischler, Ingo, Alexander Schlaich und Christian Holm. 2021. The Presence of a Wall Enhances the Probability for Ring-Closing Metathesis: Insights from Classical Polymer Theory and Atomistic Simulations. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations 30, Nr. 2. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations: 2000076. doi:10.1002/mats.202000076,
    3. 8.
      Gonella, Grazia, Ellen H. G. Backus, Yuki Nagata, Douwe J. Bonthuis, Philip Loche, Alexander Schlaich, Roland R. Netz, u. a. 2021. Water at charged interfaces. Nature Reviews Chemistry 5, Nr. 7. Nature Reviews Chemistry (1. Juli): 466--485. doi:10.1038/s41570-021-00293-2,
  4. 2020

    1. 9.
      Schulz, Julius C. F., Alexander Schlaich, Matthias Heyden, Roland R. Netz und Julian Kappler. 2020. Molecular interpretation of the non-Newtonian viscoelastic behavior of liquid water at high frequencies. Phys. Rev. Fluids 5, Nr. 10. Phys. Rev. Fluids (Oktober): 103301. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.103301,
    2. 10.
      Loche, Philip, Cihan Ayaz, Amanuel Wolde-Kidan, Alexander Schlaich und Roland R. Netz. 2020. Universal and Nonuniversal Aspects of Electrostatics in Aqueous Nanoconfinement. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 124, Nr. 21. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B: 4365–4371. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c01967,
  • Since Oct. 2021: Independent Junior Research Group Leader with SimTech, University of Stuttgart/Germany
  • Jul-Dec 2020: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher/Group Leader, Insitute for Computational Physics, University of Stuttgart/Germany (Supervisor: Christian Holm)
  • 2017-2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LiPhy), CNRS, Université Grenoble-Alpes/France (Supervisor: Benoit Coasne)
  • 2012-2017: Doctoral researcher, Freie Univerität Berlin/Germany (Supervisor: Roland R. Netz)
  • 2005-2012: Studies of physics (Dipl.-Phys.), University of Stuttgart/Germany
  • Computer simulations of complex liquids at interfaces and in confinement.
  • Monte-Carlo, Molecular Dynamics and advanced free energy methods.
  • Statistical physics and classical thermodynamics at the interface between chemical physics, physical chemistry, materials science and biology.
  • Coarse-graining and implicit solvent methods.
  • Data-driven approaches for effective properties of hierarchical porous materials.


  • Participating Researcher
  • Junior Research Group Leader
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