Selected Topics:

Thermoelectric heat engine

Thermodynamics and Information

Self-propelled particle

Vesicles in flow

Membrane Adhesion

Hidden degree of freedom


Prof. Dr. Udo Seifert - Curriculum Vitae


1985 Diploma in Physics, LMU Munich
1989 PhD, LMU Munich
1995 Habilitation, LMU Munich


Academic Career

01/89-09/90 Research Assistant, LMU Munich
10/90-10/92 Post-Doc, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
11/92-10/94 Research Fellow,  Research Center Jülich
11/94-08/01 Staff Scientist, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm
10/97-03/98 Visiting Professor, University Essen
since 09/2001 Full Professor for Theoretical Physics, University Stuttgart


Editorial Services

01/2007-12/2009 Divisional Associate Editor Physical Review Letters
04/2007-03/2014 Co-Editor Europhysics Letters
01/2012-12/2017 Co-Editor New Journal of Physics
since 01/2013 Editorial Board Journal of Statistical Physics
since 10/2013 Associate Editor European Physical Journal E
since 04/2014 Advisory Editor, Europhysics Letters
since 01/2018 Editorial Board Physical Review E



2008 Full professor (Physics of Complex Systems) offered by University of Heidelberg (declined)
2011 Outstanding referee for APS
2017 Distinguished referee for EPL