Dr. Ingo Hoffmann

Office : 021, ILL 17 Ground floor
Phone : +33 (0)4 76 20 72 66
E-mail : hoffmann(at)

Orcid : 0000-0001-7178-6467


IN15 Instrument Co-Responsible

Research interests

I am generally interested in the structure and dynamics of soft matter systems, with a special focus on:

.  Structure and dynamics of oppositely charged polyelectrolyte surfactant systems
.  Mesoscale membrane dynamics

Technical developments

.  In-situ DLS for IN15


.  NSE, SANS, DLS, NMR, Rheology

Top 5 publications

.  Del Sorbo, G. R.; Clemens, D.; Schneck, E. & Hoffmann, I. Stimuli-Responsive Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Com- plexes for the Reversible Control of Solution Viscosity Soft Matter, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022, 18, 2434-2440

.  Del Sorbo, G. R.; Cristiglio, V.; Clemens, D.; Hoffmann, I. & Schneck, E. Influence of the Surfactant Tail Length on the Viscosity of Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolyte/Surfactant Complexes Macromolecules, Macromolecules, American Chemical Society, 2021, 54, 2529-2540

.  Gradzielski, M. & Hoffmann, I. Polyelectrolyte-surfactant complexes (PESCs) composed of oppositely charged components Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 2018, 35, 124-141

.  Hoffmann, I.; Michel, R.; Sharp, M.; Holderer, O.; Appavou, M.-S.; Polzer, F.; Farago, B. & Gradzielski, M. Softening of phospholipid membranes by the adhesion of silica nanoparticles - as seen by neutron spin-echo (NSE) Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 6945-6952

.  Hoffmann, I.; Heunemann, P.; Prévost, S.; Schweins, R.; Wagner, N. J. & Gradzielski, M. Self-aggregation of mixtures of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes and surfactants studied by rheology, dynamic light scattering and small-angle neutron scattering Langmuir, 2011, 27, 4386-4396


List of publications

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae (pdf - 5.34 Mi)