Prof. Christelle Prinz

Solid State Physics

CV - Christelle Prinz

Contact information: 

Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University,

Box 118, 22100 Lund 

Phone: +46 46 222 4796

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Current position: 

Universitetslektor (Associate Professor) at the Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University. 

 

Higher education degrees:

1995: Master degree in Physics, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.

1994: Bachelor Degree in Physics, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.

 

Doctoral degree:

2000:   PhD in Polymer Physics, Institut Charles Sadron, Louis Pasteur 

                        University, Strasbourg, France. "Annealed    polyelectrolyte brushes at 

                        the liquid-solid and liquid-air interfaces." Advisor: Mounir Maaloum.

            

Previous positions:

  • 2007-01-01 to 2014-05-01: Researcher (forskare) at the Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University. (until 2011: 100% Research, from 2014: 80% research)
  • 2005-08-01 to 2006-12-31: postdoctoral position at Lund University (Prof. Fredrik Höök’s group, Division of Solid State Physics) (100% research)
  • 2003-06-01 to 2005-07-31: postdoctoral position at Lund University (Prof. Lars Montelius’s group, Division of Solid State Physics). (100% research)
  • 2000-09-01 to 2003-05-31: postdoctoral position at Princeton University (Prof. Robert Austin’s group, Department of Physics). (100% research)
  • 2000-01-01 to 2000-08-31: Research and Teaching assistant at the Laboratoire de Dynamique des fluides Complexes in Didier Chatenay’s group, Strasbourg, France. (50% research, 50% teaching).

Docent

Docent in Physics since June 2011.

Education in pedagogy:

  • 2017: LTH Course “Communicating Science” (1 week)
  • 2016: LTH Course “Ideas for teaching and learning in higher education” (3 weeks)
  • 2011-2013: Completed the leadership training “Morgondagensforskningsledare” (Research leaders of tomorrow) at Lund University (Selection by nomination).
  • 2010: LTH course "Den goda foreläsningen" (2 weeks)
  • 2010: LTH workshop "Pedagogisk portfölj" (1 week)
  • 2009: LTH Docent course (3 weeks)

 

Summer school lectures / Tutorials:

  • Lecture on nanowires-cells studies,14th IUVSTA School on Nano-Optics, from Principles to Basic Research and Applications, Braga, Portugal, April 11-15. 2016
  • Lecture on Fluorescence microscopy, Imaging at the NanoscaleSummer School, Ven, Aug 18-21 2015.
  • Tutorial P, Emerging Applications of Nanowires in Life Science and Optoelectronics, MRS Fall meeting, Boston, USA, 29thNovember 2015.

 

Class-room teaching:

  • 2015-2018: Course responsible for the course “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: an introduction” (code FFFA02, Credits: 7.5 ECTS, 60 Students), Lund University.
  • Spring 2017 and 2018: lecture on super resolution microscopy in the course surface and colloid Chemistry (code KEMB07), Lund University.
  • 2011-2014: Co-course responsible for the course “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: an introduction” (code FFFA01, Credits: 7 ECTS, 60 Students), Lund University.
  • Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014: Co-responsible (60%) for the course “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: an introduction” (code FFFA01, Credits: 7 ECTS, 56 Students), Lund University.
  • Spring 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017: Lecture and Seminar on Nanosafety in the Experimental Biophysics course (codes TEK265, FYST23 and FAF010F, Credits: 15 ECTS, 20 students), Lund University.
  • Spring 2010: Lecture (2 hours) and Seminar (2 hours) on NeuroBiophysics and Nanostructured Surfaces in the Experimental Biophysics course (codes TEK265, FYST23 and FAF010F) (24 students), Lund University.
  • Fall 2009: Invited research seminar in the Kvantfenomen och nanoteknologi course (code FAFA10, Credits: 9ECTS, 20 students),  Lund University.
  • 1999-2000:      Introductory Physics for biology major classes (Exercise classes) 105 hours, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
  • 1998-1999:      Introductory Physics for biology major classes (Exercise classes) 64 hours, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
  • 1997-1998:      Lab Courses in experimental physics for teacher certification preparation classes, 97h.Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
  • 1996-1997:      Lab Courses in polymer physics, 75hours, « Ecole de Chimie des Polymères et Matériaux » (Engineering school) Strasbourg.

 

Postdoctoral researcher supervision:

  • Since 1/09/2017, Martin Hjort: Cell sensing and perturbation using nanotubes.
  • Since 1/07/2017, Elke Hebisch: STED microscopy on living cells.
  • Since 1/09/2016, Mercy Lard: Design of hollow nanowires for cell sensing.
  • 1/02/2012- 31/01/2016, Aleksandra Dabkowska (co-advisor): investigation of supported lipid bilayers on vertical nanowire arrays (now permanent researcher at Astra Zeneca, Mölndal).
  • 1/02/2011-1/08/2013, Gaelle Offranc-Piret: Investigation of the effects of nanowire on retinal cells. (Now permanent researcher with an ERC Starting Grant at INSERM, Grenoble, France).

 

Graduate Student supervision:

 

Date 

Name

Supervision

Project

Since 1/08/17

Karolina Mothander

Co supervisor

Investigation of nanowire-bilayer interactions using neutron scattering techniques

Since 1/08/14

Laura Abariute

Main supervisor

Interactions of living cells with nanowires

Since 1/09/13

Li Zhen

Main supervisor

Mechanosensing with nanowires

Since 1/10/11

Karl Adolfsson

Main supervisor

Nanowire toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster.

1/10/10

30/09/16

Lina Gällentoft

Co supervisor

Nanowires and Neural interfaces. Biocompatibility in the brain

1/07/09

19/09/14

Henrik Persson

Co supervisor

Nanowires for Cell Biology

1/06/09-23/04/10

Waldemar

Hällström

Co Supervisor

Nanowires for cell research

 

Master Student supervision:

 

Date 

Name

Supervision

Project

2016

Karolina Mothander

Main supervisor

Studies of glial cells on nanostructures

2012

Shantonu Biswas

Main supervisor

Nanowire solar cells for neuronal stimulation

2010

Pardis Sahafi

Main supervisor

Nanowire array fabrication for cellular mechanosensing application

2009

Greger Hammarin

Main supervisor

Nanowire toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster

2008

Henrik Persson

Main supervisor

Cell compression and axonal stretching in microfluidics

2007

Konstantin Vogel 

Co Supervisor

A method for detecting nanowires in the brain

Undergraduate Student supervision (before master):

 

Date 

Name

Supervision

Project

Spring 2017

Till Ryser (Swiss-European mobility program)

Main supervisor

Study of cell mobility on nanowires

Spring 2017

Beatriz Custodio (Erasmus intern)

Main supervisor

Studies of glial cells on nanowires

Fall 2013

Inga von Ahnen

(Erasmus intern) 

Main

supervisor

PC12 cells cultures on nanowire and polymer substrates.

Spring 2010

Adrian Najer

(Erasmus intern)

Main

supervisor

Study of macrophages on nanowire arrays.

Summer

2009

Greger Hammarin

Main

supervisor

Studies of cells on nanowires

Summer

2009

Andreas Ahrens

Main

supervisor

Studies of cells on nanowires

Summer

2008

Greger Hammarin

Main

supervisor

Studies of cells on nanowires

Summer

2008

Andreas Ahrens 

Main

supervisor

Studies of cells on nanowires

Summer

2008

Saga Holmgren-Leissner

Main supervisor

Studies of cells on nanowires

 

 

 

 

Funding

 

External grants

 

Period

Source

Application

Total amount 

Project/Purpose

2017-2020

Australian Research Council

Co-applicant

430,500 AUD

Bioelectronic logic: understanding ion-electron interactions relevant to bioelectronics, and creating transducing interfaces.

2017-2021

Swedish Research Council

Co-applicant

2,160,000 SEK

Restoring sight by technical means – developing nanoelectrodes for better intraocular implants

2016-2021

ERC Consolidator Grant

Main applicant

2,621,000 €

NanoPokers: Deciphering cell heterogeneity in tumors using arrays of nanowires to controllably poke single cells in longitudinal studies

2016

The Crafoord Foundation

Co-Applicant

200,000 SEK

Restoring sight by technical means – developing nano-electrodes for better intraocular implants

2016-2020

Swedish Research Council

Main Applicant

3,400,000

SEK

Nanosensors and nano-injection tools for long-term studies of tumors at the single cell level

2015

The Crafoord

Foundation

Main Applicant

200,000 SEK

Acquisition of a Phase Holographic Microscope

2013

Carl Trygger Foundation

Main applicant

333,000 SEK

The use of giant unilamellar vesicles for lipid membrane-nanowire interaction studies as a model system for the development of novel cellular sensing

2012

FORMAS

Co-applicant

200,000

SEK

Sponsor of the 26th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society 

2012

The Crafoord foundation

Main applicant

200,000 SEK

Purchase a microscope stage cell incubator

2011-2013

Swedish Research Council

Main applicant

1,800,000

SEK

Fruit flies meet nanowires: Nanowire-based investigation of morphogenesis and evaluation of nanowire toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster

Internal grants

Period

Source

Application

Total amount (SEK)

Project/Purpose

2018

NanoLund

Main applicant

150,000

Acquisition of a motorized stage for phase holographic microscopy.

2018

NanoLund

Main applicant

400,000

Using a nanowire-based force sensor to investigate the effect of CCM3 on cell mechanotransduction.

2017-2019

NanoLund

Main applicant

1,200,000

Gaining access to the cytosol with nanowires for cell perturbation and monitoring at the individual cell level.

2017-2019

NanoLund

Co-applicant

1,200,000

Nanowires for applications in the retina.

2016-2018

NanoLund

Co-applicant

800,000

Investigation of model membranes on nanowires.

2015-2017

NanoLund

Main applicant

600,000

Measuring single-cell traction forces using fluorescent nanowires for applications in cancer research.

2014-2016

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Co-applicant

1,200,000

Nanowire solar cells for neuron stimulation

2014-2016

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Main applicant

1,200,000

Using nanowires as a model system for the investigation of high aspect ratio nanoparticle toxicity in living organisms

2013

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Co-applicant

400,000

Nanowire solar cells for neuron stimulation

2013-2015

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Co-Applicant

1,200,000

Investigation of model membranes on nanowires.

2011-2013

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Main applicant

750,000

Evaluation of nanowire toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster

2012

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Co-applicant

200,000

Nanowire solar cells for neuron stimulation

2011

nmC@LU Strategic Research Area

Co-applicant

150,000

Model membranes on novel sensing support

Travel grants

Period

Source

Application

Total amount (SEK)

Project/Purpose

2010

Kungliga Fysiografen

Main applicant

15,000

Travel grant for young researcher

2008

Kungliga Fysiografen

Main applicant

15,000

Travel grant for young researcher

 

 

 

 

Other information

 

Outreach:

  • The research on retinal cells and nanowires was highlighted in Sydvenskan, P1, TT, Vetenskap & hälsa (Medicinska fakultetens och Region Skånes populärvetenskapliga forskningssajt om medicinsk forskning) and more in the fall 2015.
  • The research on fluorescent nanowires (published in Nano Letters in 2013) was highlighted in Sydsvenskan, DN, TT and NyTeknik in October 2013.
  • Popular science article : G. Piret, H. Persson, M. T. Borgström, L. Samuelson, S. Guilet, A. Morin, E.Bourhis, A. Madouri, C. Prinz and J. Gierak:E-Nano Newsletter nº 25, 2013 : Gallium phosphide nanowire patterning using FIB technology (nanoICT).
  • The research on nanowire biocompatibility in the brain (published in Nano Letters in 2009) was featured in the May 2010 issue of Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • I was interviewed and appeared in a popular science article in the newspaper "Sydsvenskan" in January 2010.
  • I was interviewed and appeared in a documentary on Nanomedicine shown in "Vetenskapens värld" in SVT2 in November 2010.
  • 2011-2013 Member of the outreach workgroup at the Division of Solid State Physics.

Invited, keynote and plenary talks:

  • Semiconductor nanowires for biology applications. 24th International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM 2018), Busan, Korea, 1-6 July 2018.
  • Semiconductor nanowires for biology applications. Keynote presentation. 1st Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society, Lund, June 17-20, 2018.
  • Bioapplications of nanowires. Nanowire Week 2018, Hamilton, Canada, June 11-15, 2018.
  • Nanowires for neural interface applications. Neural interfaces Conference, Bar Ilan University, Israel, March 5-7, 2018
  • Interactions between nanowires and living cells. 63rdInternational Electron Devices Meetings, San Francisco, USA, December 2-6, 2017.
  • Semiconductor nanowires for biology applications.Invited presentation. International conference on functional nanomaterials and nanodevices, Budapest, Hungary, September 24-27 2017.
  •  Interactions of semiconductor nanowires with living cells and tissues.Invited presentation. XXV International Materials Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico, August 14-19 2016.
  • Semiconductor Nanowires for Neural Interface Applications. Invited presentation. CIMTEC 2016 -11th International Conference on Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology, Perugia, Italy, June 4-9 2016.
  • Nanowires for neural interfaces. Invited presentation, Nanoscience for human health conference, Göteborg, Dec 16-17 2015.
  • Interactions of semiconductor nanowires with living cells and tissues. Invited presentation, Symposium L: “Nanofunctional Materials, Nanostructures and Nano-devices for Biomedical Applications”,Material Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting Boston, Nov 29th - Dec 4th, USA.
  • When Nanowires Meet Biology: From Applications to Nanotoxicology. Invited Presentation, Symposium P: “Synthesis and Applications of Nanowires and Hybrid 1D-0D/2D/3D Semiconductor Nanostructures”Material Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting Boston, Nov 29th- Dec 4thUSA.
  • Semiconductor Nanowires, A Promising Tool For Cell Sensing.Invited presentation, Bio-nanotech Montreux Conference, Montreux, Switzerland, Nov 16-18 2015.
  • Semiconductor Nanowires, A Promising Tool For Cell Sensing.Invited presentation, Micro and Nano Engineering, The Hague, The Netherlands, Sept 21-14 2015.
  • Investigation of the interactions between epitaxial nanowires and living cells. Keynote presentation at minicolloqium Nanomaterials I at the “Condensed Matter in Paris Conference”, Paris, France, Aug 24-29, 2014.
  • Nanowires: a promising tool for neural implant applications. Invited presentation.CIMTEC 2014 - 6th Forum on New Materials, Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 8-20, 2014.
  • Nanowire interactions with living cells and lipid membranes. Invited presentation. Energy Materials Nanotechnology Fall meeting, Orlando, USA, Dec 7-10 2013.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. Invited presentation. International Symposium on Carbon Electronics, Seoul, Korea,  May 4-9, 2013.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. Plenary presentation. Sixth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Auckland, New Zealand, Feb 11-15 2013.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. Keynote presentation. Materials Science and Engineering Conference 2012, Darmstadt, Germany, Sept 25-27 2012.
  • Nanowire biocompatibility in vitro and in vivo. Invited short presentation. 2ndItalian-Swedish Workshop on Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials, Stockholm, June 15-16 2012.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. Invited presentationGDR « Semiconductor nanowires and nanotubes » plenary workshop, Porquerolles, France, Oct 17-21, 2011.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. Invited presentation1rst International Conference on Small Science, Sydney, Australia, Aug 13-18, 2011.
  • Development of nanowire neural electrodes.Invited presentation. Nanotechnology for Biotech applications workshop, Göteborg, Feb. 10th2011.
  • Sensing with nanowires.Invited presentation. Sensing the Future Workshop, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Nov. 23-24 2010.
  • Semi conductor Nanowires in Biology. Invited presentation. 6th IUPAC International Symposium on Novel Materials and their Synthesis, Wuhan, China, October 11-14, 2010.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology.Invited presentation.International Vacuum Congress, Beijing, China, Aug. 23-27 2010.
  • Development of nanowire-based neural electrodes.Invited presentation.Label-free nanosensors workshop. DTU, Lyngby, Denmark, May 19th 2010.
  • Semi conductor Nanowires in Biology. Riken/Lund/Harvard joint Symposium, Riken, Japan, November 16-17 2009.
  • Guiding, Rectifying and Sorting of Regenerating Axons by Free Standing Nanowire Patterns: A highway for Nerve Fibers.Invited presentation.International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIBPN) Marco Island, USA, May 26-29 2009.

Seminars

  • Nanowires: a Promising Material for Designing Neural Implants. CÙRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Galway, Ireland, April 12th 2018.
  • Nanowire applications for neural interfaces.LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, Nov 23rd2016.
  • Nanowires: a promising tool for applications in Biology.Linneus environment Organizing Molecular Matter (OMM) seminars, Division of Physical Chemistry, Lund University.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostuctures, Marcoussis, France, May 26th 2012.
  • Nanowires in Biology: from Applications to Nanotoxicology. NaBis group, DTU, Denmark, Feb. 28th2011.
  • Nerve cells interactions with nanowires.Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, November 20, 2007.

 

Service 

Institutional responsabilities

  • 2011-now: Facultymember,Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University.
  • 2011-now : Memberofthedivisional leadership committee, Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University.
  • 2015-now : Memberofathe Lund Nano Lab reference group, Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University.
  • 2015-now: Deputy coordinator for Lund Nano Characterization Lab (LNCL), NanoLund.
  • 2014-2017 Board-Member (Suppleant) Department of Physics board.
  • 2013-2014: Coordinator of the Theme IMProVE(IMProving Visual Environment for all) at the Pufendorf Institute in Lund.

Editorial responsabilities

  • 2016 - now : Editorial board member, Scientific Reports

 

Evaluator/Reviewer

  • 2017: Reviewer in the scientific evaluation of Forschungszentrum Jülich, field Key Technologies.
  • 2016: Vetenskapsrådet (VR), NT15-Applied Physics evaluation panel member.
  • 2015-2017: International Program Committee member, MNE conference.
  • 2015    Grant Reviewer for the French National Alliance for Life and Health Sciences and French National Cancer Institute.
  • 2015-2017 International Advisory Board Member of the Focused Session "Materials Issues for Implantable Neural Interfaces" of the 11th International Conference "Medical Applications of Novel Biomaterials and Nanotechnology" of CIMTEC 2016, Italy.
  • 2015    Grant reviewer for Cal-Brain (California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience) Seed Grant Program USA.
  • 2015    Evaluation Committee member, High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education, France.
  • 2012: Grant Reviewer for the French National Research Agency (ANR).
  • Reviewer in journals: Advanced Materials, Langmuir, Journal of Materials Science, Sensors and Actuators A, Advanced Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Lab on a Chip, Microelectronic Engineering, Nano Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Today, ACS Nano, Nanoscale.

PhD committees

  • Committee member, Lovisa Söderberg PhD thesis, Nov 17th2017, KTH, Stockholm.
  • Opponent - Adrien Casanova PhD thesis, November 24th2016, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.
  • Opponent - Kristin Hyltegren’s licentiate thesis, November 18th2016, Lund University, Sweden.
  • Committee member - Déborah Rupert’s thesis, December 15th2015, Chalmers, Sweden.
  • Opponent - Azeem Zulfiqar’s PhD thesis. August 31st2015, DTU, Denmark.
  • Opponent - Konstantin Vogel’s Ph. D thesis. October 21st2014, Bremen University, Germany.
  • Committee member - Anna Annarsson’s Ph. D thesis, June 11th2014, Lund University, Sweden.
  • Opponent - Rafal Wierzbicki ‘s Ph. D thesis. August 29th2013, DTU, Denmark.
  • Opponent - Malak Safi’s Ph.D thesis. January 17th2012, Université Paris Diderot-Paris VII, France.
  • Opponent - Patricia Vasquez’s Ph.D thesis. April 15th2011, DTU, Denmark.

Conference organization

  • Co-Chair, Super Resolution Microscopy Workshop, Lund, Sweden, February 5-6 2018.
  • Co-Chair, Materials for Neural Interfacessymposium at the Materials Research Science (MRS) fall meeting, Boston, Nov 27th-Dec 1st2017 (≈ 100 participants).
  • Local organizing committee member, Micro-Nano System Workshop, Lund, May 17-18 2016 (100 participants)
  • 2013-2014: Organizer of the Nanoscience Colloquium Series at the Nanometer Structure Consortium.
  • Co-Chair, Materials for Neural Interfacessymposium at the Materials Research Science (MRS) fall meeting, Boston, Dec 1-5, 2013 (40 participants)
  • Local organizing committee member, European Colloid and Interface SocietyConference (ECIS 2012), Lund/Malmö Sept 2-7 2012. (451 participants)
  • Nanomedicine workshop, Lund, Sept 6th2011 (≈100 Participants).

 

Contact information

Photo Prinz Christelle

Christelle N. Prinz

 

Mailing address:

Division of Solid State Physics

NanoLund

Lund University

Box 118

221 00 Lund

Sweden

 

Visiting address: 

Office B103

Department of Physics

Professorsgatan 1, Lund

 

Phone: +46 46 222 47 96

Email: christelle.prinz[at]ftf.lth.se