My name is Christian and I’m a Design Engineer at ASML, one of the largest manufacturer of chip-making equipment. I studied at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and hold a PhD in Physics from the University of Stuttgart. During my PostDoc at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf I did research on self-organization and structure of active soft and granular matter.



Christian Scholz and Sandy Scholz
Exploring complex pattern formation with convolutional neural networks, American Journal of Physics (accepted) [Preprint] [Supplementary_Information][Supplementary_Movie]

Christian Scholz, Anton Ldov, Thorsten Pöschel, Michael Engel, and Hartmut Löwen
Surfactants and Rotelles in Active Chiral Fluids, Science Advances 7 (16), eabf8998 (2021) [Link]


Abdallah Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Segun Goh, Benno Liebchen, Christian Hoell, Arnold J. T. M. Mathijssen, Francisca Guzmán-Lastra, Christian Scholz, Andreas M. Menzel, and Hartmut Löwen
Membrane penetration and trapping of an active particle, J. Chem. Phys. 150, 064906 (2019) [Link]


Christian Scholz, Soudeh Jahanshahi, Anton Ldov, Hartmut Löwen
Inertial delay of self-propelled particles, Nature Communications 9, 5156 (2018) [Link]

Christian Scholz, Michael Engel, Thorsten Pöschel
Rotating robots move collectively and self-organize, Nature Communications 9, 931 (2018) [Link]


Christian Scholz, Thorsten Pöschel
Velocity distribution of a homogeneously driven two-dimensional granular gas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 198003 (2017) [Link][Reprint] [SI]


Christian Scholz, Sean D’Silva, Thorsten Pöschel
Ratcheting and tumbling motion of Vibrots, New J. Phys. 18.12 (2016): 123001 [Link]

Christian Scholz, Achim Sack, Michael Heckel, Thorsten Pöschel
Inexpensive Mie scattering experiment for the classroom manufactured by 3D printing, Eur. J. Phys. 37 055305 (2016) [Link] [Reprint] [Supplement (HTML)] [Supplement (PDF)]

Christian Scholz, Thorsten Pöschel
Actively rotating granular particles manufactured by rapid prototyping, Rev. Cuban. Fis., 33 (1) 37 (2016) [Link][Reprint][Erratum][Erratum]


Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Michael Klatt, Daniel Hirneise, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke, Clemens Bechinger
Direct relations between morphology and transport in Boolean models, Phys. Rev. E 92, 043023 (2015) [Link][Reprint]

Christian Scholz, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke
Pattern-fluid interpretation of chemical turbulence, Phys. Rev. E 91, 042907 (2015) [Link][Reprint][SI][Video]


Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Juan Ruben Gomez-Solano and Clemens Bechinger
Enhanced dispersion by elastic turbulence in porous media, Europhys. Lett. 107, 54003 (2014) [Link][Reprint][Videos]

Frank Wirner, Christian Scholz, and Clemens Bechinger
Geometrical interpretation of long-time tails of first-passage time distributions in porous media with stagnant parts, Phys. Rev. E 90, 013025 (2014) [Link][Reprint]


Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Jan Götz, Ulrich Rüde, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke, and Clemens Bechinger
Permeability of porous materials determined from the Euler characteristic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 264504 (2012) [Link] [ResearchGate][Reprint][arXiv]

Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Yujie Li, and Clemens Bechinger
Measurement of flow properties in microfluidic porous media with finite-sized colloidal tracers, Experiments in Fluids 53, 1327 – 1333 (2012) [Link][Reprint]


Post mortem: How does the structure of porous media determine the permeability

In my previous blog post, I explain why I would find it useful if researches would shed some light on the history and the circumstances behind their publications. So, this article is about my paper Christian Scholz, Frank Wirner, Jan Götz, Ulrich Rüde, Gerd E. Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke, and Clemens BechingerPermeability of porous materials determined …

Post Mortem: Measureing Permeability of Microfluidic Porous Media

When you read a scientific publication, in particular papers in natural science, if you are not familiar with the circumstances of scientific reality (I mean what typically happens vs what idealy happens), you might come to the conclusion that the authors had a very specific idea of what they wanted to investigate, before performing the …


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