Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Mail

Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Mail

 
Research focus


 Structure-function relationships of biological surfaces and their biomimetic transfer into engineering


Curriculum Vitae


Since 2019 Postdoctoral researcher at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn
2018-2019 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2017 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Bonn Thesis: Biological and bionic air retaining superhydrophobic surfaces – analysis and technical use for drag reduction and sensory systems
2016 – 2018 Scientific Assistant and leader of the working group “Functional aspects of plant surfaces” at the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), Horticultural Science, University of Bonn
2014 – 2016 Scientific Assistant in the collaborative BMBF funded project “ARES – Air REtaining Surfaces” at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn
2011 – 2014 Stipendiary in the DFG Graduate Program “Bionik – Interaktionen über Grenzflächen zur Außenwelt” (DFG Graduiertenkolleg 1572) at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn
2011 Graduation from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Diploma in physics) with the thesis: "Studies on the wetting of nano functionalized structural elements for building biomimetic air retaining surfaces"
2003-2011 University course in Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
1983 Born, August 14th, in Speyer, Germany


Publications:


Schulte, A. J.; Mail, M.; Hahn, L. A.; Barthlott, W. (2019): Ultraviolet patterns of flowers revealed in polymer replica - caused by surface architecture. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., In Print.

Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Mail, M.; Mayser, M.; Leder, A.; Barthlott, W. (2019): Luft haltende Schiffsbeschichtung nach biologischem Vorbild zur Reibungsreduktion. In: A. Bernotat; J. Bertling (eds.) Protoype Nature – Biologie als Startpunkt in Technologie, Kunst und Design für eine nachhaltige Zukunft, In Print.

Mail, M.; Klein, A.; Bleckmann, H.; Schmitz, A.; Scherer, T.; Rühr, P. T.; Lovric, G.; Fröhlingsdorf, R.; Gorb, S. N.; Barthlott, W. (2018): A new bioinspired method for pressure and flow sensing based on the underwater air-retaining surface of the backswimmer Notonecta. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 9, 3039–3047. doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.282

Busch, J.; Barthlott, W; Brede, M.; Terlau, W.; Mail M. (2018): Bionics and green technology in maritime shipping: an assessment of the effect of Salvinia air-layer hull coatings for drag and fuel reduction. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 377: 20180263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2018.0263

Räsch, A.; Hunsche, M.; Mail, M.; Noga, G.; Pariyar, S. (2018): Agricultural adjuvants may impair leaf transpiration and photosynthetic activity. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 132, 229-237.

An, B. N.; Kaestner, P.; Meisser, M.; Leyrer, B.; Demattio, H.; Noetzel, D.; Scherer, T.; Mail, M.; Kolb, J.; Blank, T.; Hannemann, T.; Weber, M. (2018): A Novel Double Sided Cooled Leadframe Power Module for the Automotive Application based on ceramic-free Substrates. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems (CIPS 2018), 20. – 22. March 2018, Stuttgart, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8007-4540-1

Barthlott, W.; Mail, M.; Bhushan, B.; Koch, K. (2017): Plant Surfaces: Structures and Functions for Biomimetic Applications. In: B. Bhushan (ed.) Handbook of Nanotechnology, 4th Ed., Springer, Heidelberg London New York.

Moosmann, M., Schimmel, T., Barthlott, W., Mail, M.(2017): „Air-water interface of submerged superhydrophobic surfaces imaged by atomic force microscopy“. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, pp.1671-1679 Doi:10.3762/bjnano.8.167

Babu, D.J., Mail, M., Barthlott, W., Schneider, J.J. (2017): „Superhydrophobic Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Biomimetic Air Retention under Water (Salvinia Effect)“. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 1700273 pp.1-6 Doi:10.1002/admi.201700273

Barthlott, W., Mail, M., Neinhuis, C. (2017): „Repelling water and dirt: superhydrophobic biological surfaces and biomimetic innovations“. Atlas of Science March 22

Barthlott, W., Mail, M., Bhushan, B., Koch, K. (2017): „Plant Surfaces: Structures and Functions for Biomimetic Innovations“. Nano-Micro Lett. 9:23 Doi: 10.1007/s40820-016-0125-1

Zeiger, C., da Silva, I. C. R., Mail, M., Kavalenka, M. N., Barthlott, W., Hölscher, H. (2016): „Microstructures of superhydrophobic plant leaves-inspiration for efficient oil spill cleanup materials“. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 11(5): 056003 Doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/11/5/056003

Barthlott, W., Mail, M., Neinhuis, C. (2016): „Superhydrophobic hierarchically structured surfaces in biology: evolution, structural principles and biomimetic applications“. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 374: 20160191 Doi: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0191

Mail, M.; Böhnlein, B.; Mayser, M.; Barthlott, W. (2015): „Bionische Reibungsreduktion: Eine Lufthülle hilft Schiffen Treibstoff zu sparen“, In: Kesel, A. B., Zehren, D. (Hrsg.): Bionik: Patente aus der Natur – 7. Bremer Bionik-Kongress, Bremen; ISBN 978-3-00-048202-1, pp. 126 - 134

Röhrig, M.; Mail, M.; Schneider, M.; Louvin, H.; Hopf, A.; Schimmel, T.; Worgull, M.;Hölscher, H. (2014): Biomimetic Nanofur: Nanofur for Biomimetic Applications. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 1,4, 1300083 Doi: 10.1002/admi.201470022


Conference contributions:


Mail, M.; Mayser, M.; Böhnlein, B.; Barthlott, W. (2015): “Air retaining surfaces: How backswimmer and floating fern inspire ships to save fuel”, 38th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, Inc., 20. – 25. February 2015, Savannah GA, USA

Mail, M.; Mayser, M.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Walheim, S.; Leder, A.; Schimmel, T.; Barthlott, W. (2014): “Bio-inspired drag reduction: An air cover may help ships to save fuel”,7. Bionik-Kongress: Patente aus der Natur,24.-25. October 2014, Bremen, Germany

Böhnlein, B.; Mail, M.; Mayser, M.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Walheim, S.; Leder, A.; Schimmel, T.; Barthlott, W. (2014): “Air Retaining Surfaces – drag reduction inspired by the water bug Notonecta”, 7. Bionik-Kongress: Patenteaus der Natur, 24.-25. October 2014, Bremen, Germany

Barthlott, W.; Mail, M. (2014): “Learning from biological surfaces: from the Lotus- to the Salvinia-effect”, KNMF User Meeting 2014, 13.-14. October 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany

Barthlott, W.;Böhnlein, B.; Azad, M. A. K.; Schulte, A.-J., Mail, M. (2014): “Learning from PlantBiodiversity: Self cleaning, Drag Reduction and Other Functionalities”, 1st International Conference BION - Biodiversity NetworkBonn, 17.-19. September, Bonn, Germany

Mail, M.; Mayser, M.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Walheim, S.; Leder, A.; Schimmel, T.; Barthlott, W. (2014): “The superhydrophobic surface of Notonecta: A model for biomimetic drag reduction”, Superhydrophobicity, Bubble Stability, and Heterogeneous Nucleation, Faculty of Engineering, SapienzaUniversità di Roma, 25.-27. June 2014, Rome, Italy

Mail, M. (2014): "Schiffesparen Öl durch Bionik: eine Lufthülle zur Reibungsreduktion nach biologischem Vorbild"/"Ships save fuel employing biomimetics: an air cover for bio-inspired friction reduction", Hannover Messe Industrie 2014 - Tech Transfer-Forum, 09. April 2014, Hannover, Germany

Mail, M.; Mayser, M.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Walheim, S.; Leder, A.; Barthlott, W.; Schimmel, T. (2014): “The air retaining surface of the water bug Notonectaglauca”,DGM Bio-inspired Materials,18.-21. March 2014, Potsdam, Germany

Mail, M. (2013): “Biological and biomimetic under water air-retaining surfaces: A new technique for drag-reducing ship coatings”, Statusworkshop des Kompetenznetzes „FunktionelleNanostrukturen“, 09. – 11. October 2013, Bad Herrenalb, Germany

Scherer, T.; Mail, M.; Barthlott, W. (2013): “EpikutikulareWachse von Convalla ria majalis”, ZEISS GEMINI User Meeting, 08.-09. October 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany

Gandyra, D.; Böhnlein, B.; Mail, M.; Kobler, A.; Kaltenmeier, A.; Barczewski, M.; Walheim, S.; Koch, K.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Leder, A.; Barthlott, W.; Schimmel, T. (2013): “The Salvinia Effect: Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Hydrophilic Pins for Air Retention Under Water”, DPG spring meeting, 10.-15. March 2013, Regensburg, Germany

Barthlott, W.; Schimmel, T.; Leder, A.; Mail, M. (Sp); Mayser, M.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Gandyra, D.; Brede, M.; Walheim, S. (2013): “Biological and biomimetic under water air-retaining surfaces: A new technique for drag-reducing ship coatings”, DGM - Euro BioMAT, 23.-24. April 2013, Weimar, Germany

Walheim, S.; Gandyra, D.; Mail, M.; Weis, A.; Kaltenmaier, A.; Barczewski, M.; Mayser, M.; Bohn, H. F.; Melskotte, J.-E.; Brede, M.; Koch, K.; Leder, A.; Barthlott, W.; Schimmel, T. (2012): “Air retaining surfaces:A new technique for drag-reducing ship coatings”, Nanotech Conference & Expo 2012, 18.-21. June 2012, Santa Clara CA, USA

Gandyra, D.; Mail, M.; Weis, A.; Kaltenmaier, A.; Barczewski, M.; Walheim, S.; Koch, K.; Brede, M.; Leder, A.; Bohn, H. F.; Barthlott, W.; Schimmel, T. (2011): “The Salvinia effect: Measuring the water adhesion on structures of biological air retaining surfaces”, DPG spring meeting, 13.-18. March 2011, Dresden, Germany

 
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