Hello friends!

My name is Lucas Kreuzer, and I am always curious about new things. No matter how small, large, near, or far away they are. That’s probably the reason, why I am a scientist. You never know, what new thing is hiding just around the corner. 

I am an experimental physicist with a chemical background, who investigates polymeric and metallic materials with neutron and x-ray scattering. Currently, I am studying the relationship of dynamics and structure in liquid metal alloys (sometimes in a micro-gravity environment) at the Institute for Material Physics in Space at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne and in the TOFTOF group at the neutron research facility Heinz Maier Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Munich. My research aims to develop improved alloys for lightweight constructions (e.g., in the aerospace sector). In addition, the measured data can be used as experimental input for simulation techniques. 
I created this website to share my research and other science news with you. I am deeply convinced that science must be a part of our society. But I am also deeply worried that in times of fake news and conspiracy theories, our society is losing the acceptance of scientific findings. What are the consequences, especially for the next generations? Therefore, I want to promote science communication. For me, this also includes the possibility of discussion and exchange.
From time to time, I would also like to talk about my experience as a scientist and what advantages and disadvantages this brings along. Hopefully, this collection of new (and sometimes old) science and semi-randomly selected PhD and postdoc experiences help you, as much as it helps me, to orientate in an always evolving and fascinating academic wonderland.

Thanks for stepping by! ✌🏽

Lucas – YourFriendlyPhysicist
Podcast 'Your Friendly Physicist and other nerds' out now!

According to the internet, nerds spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular and non-mainstream activities, which are generally highly abstract or relate to topics of science fiction and fantasy. Well, isn't that the perfect description of a scientist?

Your Friendly Physicist and other Nerds is your science podcast where scientists speak about their fantastic research, their visions, dreams, challenges, and their daily life in the fabulous world of science!

It's out now! Listen on Spotify or Apple Music!

Do you want to become a part of this podcast? Drop me a short message at lucas.kreuzer@frm2.tum.de
Special Issue on advanced stimuli-responsive polymer composites

Do you work with responsive, functional polymers or polymer composites? If yes, you are very welcome to submit your research to the Polymers MDPI special issue on 'Advanced Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Composites'
Announcement for a special issue on advanced responsive polymers in the journal polymers guest-edited by Lucas Kreuzer
Click here for more information!

If you are interested, please don't hesitate to drop a message. You find my contact information below. Thank you ☺️


Lucas Kreuzer

I am an experimental physicist with a chemical background. Currently, I am investigating the relationship of dynamic and structure in liquid metal alloys (sometimes in micro-gravity environment 🚀🛰).

Institute of Material Physics in Space at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Heinz Maier Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) at the nuclear research reactor FRM II


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