Dirk Rothenstein

Group leader
Institute for Materials Science
Bioinspired Materials


0049 711 685-61938

Heisenbergstr. 3
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 2S1


  • Bioinspirierte Materialsynthese / Biomaterialien / Bionik
  • Nanotechnologie
  • Molekularbiologie
  • Bakteriophagen / Pflanzenviren
  • Elektronenmikroskopie



  1. Kilper, Stefan, Jahnke, T., Wiegers, K., Grohe, V., Burghard, Z., Bill, J., & Rothenstein, D. (2019). Peptide Controlled Shaping of Biomineralized Tin(II) Oxide into Flower-Like Particles. Materials, 12(6), 904. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12060904
  2. Rothenstein, Dirk, Halter, W., Eisele, R., Rothenstein, D., Bill, J., & Allgöwer, F. (2019). Moment Dynamics of Zirconia Particle Formation for Optimizing Particle Size Distribution. Nanomaterials. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9030333
  3. Rothenstein, Dirk, Kilper, S., Jahnke, T., Aulich, M., Burghard, Z., Rothenstein, D., & Bill, J. (2018). Genetically Induced In Situ‐Poling for Piezo‐Active Biohybrid Nanowires. Advanced Materials. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201805597
  4. Kilper, S., Facey, S. J., Burghard, Z., Hauer, B., Rothenstein, D., & Bill, J. (2018). Macroscopic Properties of Biomimetic Ceramics Are Governed by the Molecular Recognition at the Bioorganic-Inorganic Interface. Advanced Functional Materials.
  5. Jahnke, T., Knöller, A., Kilper, S., Rothenstein, D., Widenmeyer, M., Burghard, Z., & Bill, J. (2018). Coalescence in Hybrid Materials: The Key to High-Capacity Electrodes. ACS Applied Energy Materials. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b01495
  6. ML, L., K, A., C, W., IM, W., & D, R. (2017). Biogenic and Synthetic Peptides with Oppositely Charged Amino Acids as Binding Sites for Mineralization. Materials (Basel, Switzerland). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10020119
  7. Lemloh, M.-L., Altintoprak, K., Wege, C., Weiß, I. M., & Rothenstein, D. (2017). Biogenic and Synthetic Peptides with Oppositely Charged Amino Acids as Binding Sites for Mineralization. MATERIALS, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10020119
  8. Moghimian, P., Kilper, S., Srot, V., Rothenstein, D., Facey, S. J., Hauer, B., … Van Aken, P. A. (2016). Phage-assisted assembly of organic-inorganic hybrid bilayers. International Journal of Materials Research, 107(4), 295–299.
  9. Moghimian, P., Kilper, S., Srot, V., Rothenstein, D., Facey, SJ., Hauer, B., … van, A. PA. (2016). Phage-assisted assembly of organic–inorganic hybrid bilayers. International Journal of Materials Research.
  10. K, A., A, S., A, W., S, E., P, A., N, S., … C, W. (2015). Peptide-equipped tobacco mosaic virus templates for selective and controllable biomineral deposition. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.6.145
  11. S, B., D, R., J, B., & D, S. (2015). Generation of Multishell Magnetic Hybrid Nanoparticles by Encapsulation of Genetically Engineered and Fluorescent Bacterial Magnetosomes with ZnO and SiO2. Small (Weinheim an Der Bergstrasse, Germany). https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201500028
  12. Altintoprak, K., Seidenstücker, A., Welle, A., Eiben, S., Atanasova, P., Stitz, N., … Wege, C. (2015). Peptide-equipped tobacco mosaic virus templates for selective and controllable biomineral deposition. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 6, 1399–1412. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.6.145
  13. Rothenstein, Dirk, Shopova-Gospodinova, D., Bakradze, G., Jeurgens, L. P. H., & Bill, J. (2015). Generation of luminescence in biomineralized zirconia by    zirconia-binding peptides. CRYSTENGCOMM, 17(8), 1783–1790. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4ce01510j
  14. P, M., V, S., D, R., SJ, F., L, H., B, H., … van Aken PA. (2014). Adsorption and self-assembly of M13 phage into directionally organized structures on C and SiO2 films. Langmuir : The ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids. https://doi.org/10.1021/la502534t
  15. Rothenstein, D., Facey, S. J., Ploss, M., Hans, P., Melcher, M., Srot, V., … Bill, J. (2013). Mineralization of gold nanoparticles using tailored M13 phages. Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, 2(4), 173–185.
  16. D, R., B, C., B, O., P, L., & J, B. (2012). Isolation of ZnO-binding 12-mer peptides and determination of their binding epitopes by NMR spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja302211w
  17. D, R., J, B., TD, S., V, B., & J, B. (2012). Influence of zinc on the calcium carbonate biomineralization of Halomonas halophila. Aquatic Biosystems. https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-9063-8-31
  18. P, A., D, R., JJ, S., RC, H., S, D., S, E., … J, B. (2011). Virus-templated synthesis of ZnO nanostructures and formation of field-effect transistors. Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201102900
  19. D, R., B, K., O, S., & H, J. (2007). Tissue and cell tropism of Indian cassava mosaic virus (ICMV) and its AV2 (precoat) gene product. Virology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2006.09.014
  20. BL, P., N, D., RW, B., SE, B., D, R., BK, B., … H, J. (2007). Deletion and recombination events between the DNA-A and DNA-B components of Indian cassava-infecting geminiviruses generate defective molecules in Nicotiana benthamiana. Virus Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2006.10.003
  21. D, R., D, H., I, D., N, D., BL, P., & H, J. (2006). Biodiversity and recombination of cassava-infecting begomoviruses from southern India. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-005-0624-8
  22. K, S., M, R., C, U., N, S., D, R., F, L., … S, R. (2005). Identification and characterization of Cor33p, a novel protein implicated in tolerance towards oxidative stress in Candida albicans. Eukaryotic Cell. https://doi.org/10.1128/ec.4.12.2160-2169.2005
  23. D, R., RW, B., D, H., J, S., T, F., & H, J. (2005). Biolistic infection of cassava using cloned components of Indian cassava mosaic virus. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-005-0520-2
  24. J, J., G, R., D, R., M, R., T, F., & H, J. (2004). Sida micrantha mosaic is associated with a complex infection of begomoviruses different from Abutilon mosaic virus. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-003-0235-1

Akademischer Werdegang

2004 Promotion Dr. rer. nat. / Universität Stuttgart Doktorvater Prof. Dr. Holger Jeske, Mitberichter Prof. Dr. Dieter H. Wolf
2000 Diplom-Biologe (technisch orientiert) / Universität Stuttgart
1994 - 2000 Studium der Technischen Biologie / Universität Stuttgart


Seit 2009 Wissenschaftler / Universität Stuttgart
2007 - 2009 Wissenschaftler / Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
2005 - 2007 Laborleiter / Selecta Klemm & Sohn GmbH, Stuttgart
2004 - 2005 Post-doc / Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung, Köln
2000 Hugo-Geiger-Preis hervorragende anwendungsorientierte Diplomarbeit auf dem Gebiet „Life science“
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