Christoph Schick

1976 – 1979  Physics Department, Technical University of      Leuna-Merseburg, research fellow
1979 – 1992  Physics Department, Pedagogical University Güstrow, senior research fellow, first assistant professor
1992 – today  Physics Department, University of Rostock, professor
2008 – 2010  Director of the Institute of Physics, University of Rostock
2010 – 2012  Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Rostock
2012 – 2014  Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Rostock
2014 –          Member of the Academic Senate, University of Rostock
2017-           Butlerov Institute of Chemistry, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia, professor (part-time)
2018-           Specially Appointed Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology,Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Material Science and Fast Scanning Calorimetry

School of Materials and Chemical Technology(Tokyo Tech)
University of Rostock, Inst. of Physics(Germany)

Research Hub Group :Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Development of fast scanning calorimetry on cooling (up to 10 MK/s)
  • Kinetics of homogeneous nucleation in polymers


  • 2003-2018  Chairperson of the EU funded COST Action “Structuring of Polymers”

  • 1990-2018  Organizer of the biannually international discussion meeting “Laehnwitzseminar on Calorimetry”

Selected Awards

  • Mettler Toledo Award of the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) (2006)

  • The James J. Christensen Memorial Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Innovative Development and Use of Calorimetric Equipment, CALCON, USA(2008)

  • The 2010 AICAT-SETARAM Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to advance the physical knowledge and knowledge generating tools related to ordering, crystallisation, aggregation or organization of synthetic polymers, AICAT, Italy (2010)

  • The 2011 AFCAT Calvet Price, France

  • Wissenschaftspreis der GEFTA 2014, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Schick, C.; Androsch, R.; Schmelzer, J. W. P.   “Homogeneous crystal nucleation in polymers” (Topical review)  J  Phys Condens Matter 29 (2017) 453002

  • Furushima, Y.; Kumazawa, S.; Umetsu, H.; Toda, A.; Zhuravlev, E.; Schick, C.  “Melting and recrystallization kinetics of poly(butylene terephthalate)”  Polymer 109 (2017) 307 – 314

  • Toda, A.; Androsch, R.; Schick, C.,  “Insights into polymer crystallization and melting from fast scanning chip calorimetry”  Polymer (Feature Article), 91 (2016) 239-263

  • Zhuravlev, E.; Madhavi, V.; Lustiger, A.; Androsch, R.; Schick, C.  “Crystallization of Polyethylene at Large Undercooling”  ACS Macro Letters 5 (2016) 365 – 370.

  • Zhuravlev, E., Schmelzer, J.W.P., Abyzov, A.S., Fokin, V.M., Androsch, R., Schick, C.  “Experimental test of Tammann’s nuclei development approach in crystallization of macromolecules”  Crystal Growth & Design, 15 (2015) 786-798.

  • Wojnarowska, Z.; Paluch, K. J.; Shoifet, E.; Schick, C.; Tajber, L.; Knapik, J.; Wlodarczyk, P.; Grzybowska, K.; Hensel- Bielowka, S.; Verevkin, S. P.; Paluch, M.  “Molecular origin of enhanced proton conductivity in anhydrous ionic systems”  J.Amer. Chem. Soc. 137 (2014) 1157-1164.

  • Yang, B.; Perepezko, J. H.; Schmelzer, J. W. P.; Gao, Yu.; Schick, C.  “Dependence of crystal nucleation on prior liquid overheating by differential fast scanning calorimeter”  The Journal of Chemical Physics 10 (2014) 104313

  • Cebe, P.; Hu, X.; Kaplan, D. L.; Zhuravlev, E.; Wurm, A.; Arbeiter, D.; Schick, C.  “Beating the Heat – Fast Scanning Melts Silk Beta Sheet Crystals”  Scientific Reports 3 (2013) 1130.

  • Androsch, R.; Di Lorenzo, M. L.; Schick, C.; Wunderlich, B.  “Mesophases in polyethylene, polypropylene, and poly(1-butene)”  Polymer (Feature article), 51 (2010) 4639 – 4662.