Since August 2013 Assistant Professor (UD)

    Leiden Institute of Physics,

    Leiden University

    The Netherlands


May 2011 - July 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher

    Center for Soft Matter Research, New York University, USA

    Supervisor: Dr. David J. Pine


November 2010-May 2011   Postdoctoral Researcher

    Van't Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloidal Chemistry

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Supervisor: Dr. Willem K. Kegel


October 2006 - November 2010   PhD (cum laude)

    Van't Hoff Laboratory for Physical and Colloidal Chemistry

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    PhD thesis: Model Systems for Self-Assembly

    Supervisor: Dr. Willem K. Kegel


2005 - 2006 MA in Physics (GPA 4.0)

    The University of Texas at Austin, USA

    Master Thesis: "Analysis of Multifrequency Interferometry in a Cylindrical Plasma"        

    Supervisor: Dr. Roger D. Bengtson and Dr. Boris N. Breizman


2004 - 2005  Graduate studies in Physics

    University of Würzburg, Germany   

    Minor: Biotechnology


2002 - 2004 Undergraduate studies (Vordiplom) in Physics (grade 1.0, honors)

    University of Würzburg, Germany   

    Minor: Chemistry


1994 - 2002 Riemenschneider-Gymnasium Würzburg, Germany

    Abitur with focus on physics and biology: grade 1.2 (where 1.0 is best and 6.0 worst)  

    Elected representative of the students in 1997/98 and 1998/99

Curriculum Vitae - Daniela Kraft

Fellowships & Prizes

2013   Veni grant

    from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

    for the development of an individual research line for 3 years at Leiden University


2012   NTvN (Dutch Journal of physics) prize (shared 1st prize)

    (Dutch journal of physics) for best summary of PhD thesis in Dutch


2011   Rubicon grant

    from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO))

    for postdoctoral studies (24 months) at the Center for Soft Matter Research, NYU,

    under David Pine


2011  Poster Prize of the CPP section (chemical physics and polymer physics),

    Spring meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), Dresden, Germany


2011  Finalist for the SKM dissertation prize of the DPG (German physical society)


2005 - 2006 Grant for studies abroad at the University of Texas at Austin

    From the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


2005 - 2006  Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation

    Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


2005   Paul C. Boner graduate fellowship in physics

    The University of Texas at Austin


Reviewing activity

Peer reviewer for the following journals and grants:

- Physical Review Letters

  1. -Journal of the American Chemical Society

  2. -Soft Matter

  3. -Macromolecules

  4. -Journal of Physical Chemistry B and C

  5. -Journal of Chemical Physics

  6. -Colloid and Polymer Science

  7. -Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

  8. -Langmuir

  9. -APS Petroleum Fund


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