Beate Klösgen

Professor Emerita at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy
Telephone: +45 6550 2561
Email: kloesgen[at]

Short CV


  • 1985 dr.rer.nat. RWTH Aachen, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers. Thesis title: “Schnelle Permeation durch Erythrozythenmembranen”
  • 1981 German diploma in physics (dipl. phys.): Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen). Thesis title: “Transparente Keramik: Untersuchung yum physikalischen Verhalten und zur Eignung als elektro-optischer Verschluss im ophtalmologischen Diagnosebereich”, Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen


  • 2022 – … professor emerita at Institute for Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU, Odense, Denmark and DESY Visiting Researcher, Photon Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2002 associate professor at Physics Department at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (now: Institute for Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU; permanent faculty staff)
  • 2001 senior scientist at Physics Department, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 1992 assistant professor in the Physics Department at Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 1988 post-doc at the Physics Department at Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 1985 post-doc at Institute of Physical Chemistry at RWTH Aachen, Germany

Research Interests

  • Biophysics: self-assembling systems
  • Biophysical Chemistry / Physical Chemistry
  • Structure and Dynamics in Soft Biomimetic Films / Membranes
  • Interfacial Interactions / Surface Physics: Wetting and Adhesion
  • Partitioning / Solubility
  • Responsive Systems / Molecular Switches
  • Small Interfacially Bio-Active Molecules: food ingredients / antibiotic molecules
  • X-ray and neutron instrumentation