Ingo Hoffmann


Office021, ILL 17 Ground floor                                                           
Phone+33 (0)4 76 20 72 66


IN15 Instrument First 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