Christian Kuttner studied physical chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. After graduating in 2009, he conducted his doctoral studies on macromolecular interfaces of organic/inorganic composites and colloidal materials in the group of Prof. Andreas Fery. As a postdoctoral researcher, he developed nanostructured materials with optical functionalities at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) in Dresden. In 2018, he joined Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzán’s research group at CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, where he continued his investigations as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. His research interests comprise the synthesis of polymeric, noble metal, and hybrid particles and their directed assembly into superstructures as stimuli-responsive optically functional materials for application in sensing. In 2021, he accepted an editorial position at Nature Communications handling manuscripts in physical chemistry and nanomaterial sciences.
Fellowships, Awards, and Distinctions
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship awarded by the European Commission, 2018.
- Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), Daejeon, Korea, 2019.
- Certified Business Chemist (Geprüfter Wirtschaftschemiker) awarded by the German Chemical Society (GDCh), Münster, Germany, 2017.
- ACS Nano Best Poster Prize awarded at the International Conference on Self-Assembly in Confined Spaces (SACS), San Sebastián, Spain, 2016.
- Best Poster Award at the Lecture Conference on Photochemisty, Jena, Germany, 2016.
- Certified Quality Expert (Geprüfter Qualitätsexperte) awarded by the German Chemical Society (GDCh), Frankfurt, Germany, 2016.
- Certified Project Manager Business Chemistry (Geprüfter Projektmanager Wirtschaftschemie) awarded by the German Chemical Society (GDCh), Münster, Germany, 2015.
- Best Poster Award at the Zsigmondy Colloquium of the German Colloid Society (Kolloidgesellschaft e.V.), Konstanz, Germany, 2014.
- “Leading for Tomorrow” Program Graduate of the German Physical Society (DPG), Bad Honnef and Berlin, Germany, 2021.
- Organizer of the “Leading for Tomorrow” Alumni Community Meeting 2022 of the German Physical Society (DPG), Berlin, Germany, 2022.
- Doctoral thesis in the field of physical chemistry on the topic of Macromolecular Interphases and Interfaces in Composite Materials, supervised by Prof. Andreas Fery at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. (9/2009 – 1/2014)
- Diploma thesis (Dipl.-Chem.) in the field of polymer and colloid sciences on Bio-Inspired (Glass) Fiber Composites, supervised by Prof. Andreas Fery at the Bayreuth Center for Colloids and Interfaces (BZKG) and the University of Bayreuth, Germany. (12/2008 – 8/2009)
- Graduation in chemistry at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, with specialization in macromolecular chemistry and colloid chemistry. (4/2005 – 8/2009)
- Associate Editor for Nature Communications handling manuscripts in physical chemistry and nanomaterial science at Springer Nature, Berlin, Germany. (since 12/2021)
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the CIC biomaGUNE, the research center for cooperative research on biomaterials and biosciences at Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, in the BioNanoPlasmonics group of Prof. Luis M. Liz-Marzán. (5/2018 – 5/2020)
- Guest researcher at the CIC nanoGUNE, a Basque research center dedicated to nanoscience research in the Nanoenginering Group of Prof. Andreas Seifert. (12/2018 – 5/2020)
- Postdoctoral researcher within the Cluster of Excellence Centre for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. (since 2/2016)
- Postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) Dresden in the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics in the Department of Nanostructured Materials. (9/2015 – 4/2018)
- Postdoctoral researcher at the Bayreuth Center for Colloids and Interfaces (BZKG) and the University of Bayreuth in the group of Prof. Andreas Fery. (2/2014 – 8/2015)
- Physical chemistry (colloids and interfaces, functionalization, nano-/micromechanics)
- Light-matter interactions (plasmonics, photonics, diffuse scattering and absorption of light, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, electromagnetic modeling)
- Polymer, noble metal, and hybrid particles (synthesis, functionalization, characterisation)
- Self-assembled nanostructures (colloidal superstructures, template-assisted self-assembly)
- Stimuli-responsive materials with optical functionality (mechanoplasmonics, SERS sensing, photocatalytic nanochemistry, photothermal heating)
Summary of the Publication History
In summary, 61 publications, thereof 38 co-authored articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals (8 contributions as corresponding author, 6 as first author, 11 as second author), 1 book, 2 book chapters, and 20 Faraday Discussion minutes. A complete list including conference contributions is available here as PDF file.
Roland P. M. Höller, Christian Kuttner,* Martin Mayer, Martin Dulle, Rafael Contreras-Cáceres, Andreas Fery, and Luis M. Liz-Marzán
Colloidal Superstructures with Triangular Cores: SERS Efficiency as a Function of Core Size and Optical Properties
ACS Photonics 2020, 7, 1839-1858. Cited: 16. Selected as Journal Cover of the July Issue. PDF
Roland P. M. Höller, Martin Dulle, Sabrina Thomä, Martin Mayer, Anja Maria Steiner, Stephan Förster, Andreas Fery, Christian Kuttner,* and Munish Chanana*
Protein-Assisted Assembly of Modular 3D Plasmonic Raspberry-like Core/Satellite Nanoclusters: Correlation of Structure and Optical Properties
ACS Nano 2016, 10, 5740–5750. Cited: 91. Within the top 20 of most-read articles in the months of April and May 2016. PDF
Christian Kuttner,* Roland P. M. Höller, Marta Quintanilla, Max J. Schnepf, Martin Dulle, Andreas Fery, and Luis M. Liz-Marzán
SERS and Plasmonic Heating Efficiency From Anisotropic Core/Satellite Superstructures
Nanoscale 2019, 11, 17655–17663. Cited: 36. PDF
Christian Kuttner, Martin Mayer, Martin Dulle, Ana Moscoso, Juan M. López-Romero, Stephan Förster, Andreas Fery, Jorge Pérez- Juste, and Rafael Contreras-Cáceres
Seeded Growth Synthesis of Gold Nanotriangles: Size Control, SAXS Analysis, and SERS Performance
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10, 11152–11163. Cited: 95. PDF
Moritz Tebbe,† Christian Kuttner,† Max Männel, Andreas Fery, and Munish Chanana*
Colloidally Stable and Surfactant-Free Protein-Coated Gold Nanorods in Biological Media
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7, 5984–5991. Cited: 135. †Contributed equally. PDF
Peer Review Activity
More than 250 reviews for peer-reviewed scientific journals within the last 5 years for various publishers, including
American Chemical Society (ACS Nano; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces; ACS Appl. Nano Mater.; J. Phys. Chem. C; Langmuir),
Wiley (Adv. Science; Adv. Mater. Interfaces; Adv. Photon Res.; Chem. Open; Small; Small Methods; Small Structures; Macromol. Rapid Comm; Macromol. Biosci.),
Nature Publishing Group (Sci. Rep.),
Royal Society of Chemistry (J. Chem. Mater. C; Nanoscale),
Elsevier (J. Coll. Interface Sci.; Mat. Chem. Phys.; Chem. Engineering; Coll. Surf. B; Methods X; Opt. Laser Technol.; Surf. Coat. Technol.; Karbala Int. J. Mod. Sci.),
Springer (Appl. Phys. A),
Bentham Science Publishers (Curr. Nutr. Food Sci.), and
MDPI (Nanomaterials; Appl. Sci.; Biosensors; Biomedicines; Biomimetics; Catalysts; Chemosensors; Coatings; Colloids and Interfaces, Crystals; Energies; Fluids; Inventions; J. Func. Biomater.; Materials; Metals; Micromachines; Minerals; Molecules; Photonics; Polymers; Plants; Processes; Sensors).
Reviewer for project proposals of the Argentine Ministry of Science “Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT)” within the Fondo para la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (FONCyT) program. “ACS Reviewer Lab” graduate of ACS Institute, a workshop on the principles of high quality peer review, including reviewer ethics, instructions for reviewers, and tools and components for writing a constructive review.
Associate editor for Nature Communications in the field of Physical Chemistry and Nanomaterials (since 12/2021).
Member of the editorial board of Nanomaterials as topic editor (8/2021 – 12/2021) for sections Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , Nanophotonics Materials and Devices, and Theory and Simulations of Nanostructures.
American Chemical Society (ACS), German Chemical Society (GDCh e.V.), German Physical Society (DPG e.V.), German Society for Materials Research (DGM e.V.), German Colloid Society (Kolloidgesellschaft e.V.), Royal Chemical Society (RSC), Royal Spanish Chemical Society (RSEQ), European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS), Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), and the Alumni Society of the University of Bayreuth (CSG e.V.).
German (native), English (fluent), Spanish (beginner, B2), French (beginner, B2), Japanese (beginner, JLPT N5).