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Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck

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Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg
Botanic Garden, Institute for Biology II
University of Freiburg
Schänzlestr. 1, D-79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761-203-2875


Thomas Speck studied biology at the University of Freiburg (PhD 1990) and received 1996 the venia legendi for botany & biophysics. From 2002 until 2006 he was associate professor for ‘Botany’ and director of the Botanic Garden. In 2006 he became full professor for ‘Botany: Functional Morphology and Biomimetics’ in Freiburg. He is spokesperson of the Competence Network Biomimetics and member of the spokesperson team of the Cluster of Excellence livMatS "Living, Adaptive, and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems". He received several scientific awards, is (co-)editor of several scientific books and journals and has published more than 280 peer reviewed scientific articles.


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