Prof. Dr. Motomu Tanaka


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsBiophysics,Molecular, Fluid and Interface Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry
Keywordsbiosensor, cell adhesion, polymer / lipid composites, x-ray and neutron scattering, surface recognition
Honours and awards

2014: Siebold Prize

2001: Emmy Noether Fellowship

1999: Humboldt Research Fellowship

Current contact address

InstitutionRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
InstituteLehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie von Biosystemen

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Erich SackmannE22 Lehrstuhl für Physik (Biophysik), Technische Universität München, Garching
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/1999


1999Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme
2014Philipp Franz von Siebold Award Programme

Publications (partial selection)

2001Motomu Tanaka, Oliver Purrucker, Heiko Hillebrandt, Klaus Adlkofer: Deposition of highly resistive lipid bilayer on silicon-silicon dioxide electrode and incorporation of gramicidin studied by ac impedance spectroscopy. In: Electrochimica Acta, 2001, 791-798
2001Motomu Tanaka, Heiko Hillebrandt: Electrochemical Characterization of Self-Assembled Alkylsiloxane Monolayers on Indium-Tin Oxide (ITO) Semiconductor Electrodes. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2001, 4270-4276
2001Motomu Tanaka, E. Duijs, F. Findeis, R. Deutschmann, M. Bichler, A. Zrenner, G. Abstreiter, K. Adlkofer, E. Sackmann: Influence of Thiol Coupling on Photoluminescence of Near Surface InAs Quantum Dots.. In: Phys. Stat. Sol. b, 2001, 224
2001Motomu Tanaka, Stefan Kaufmann, Julia Nissen, Marion Hochrein: Orientation selective immobilization of human erythrocyte membranes on ultrathin cellulose films. In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2001, 4091-4095
2001Motomu Tanaka, Klaus Adlkofer: Stable Surface Coating of Gallium Arsenide with Octadecylthiol Monolayers. In: Langmuir-The Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, 2001, 4267-4273
2001Motomu Tanaka, Matthias F. Schneider, Gerald Mathe, Christian Gege, Richard R. Schmidt: Thermodynamic Properties and Swelling Behavior of Glycolipid Monolayers at Interfaces. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2001, 5178-5185
2000Motomu Tanaka, H. Hillebrandt, E. Sackmann: A Local Biological Voltmeter: Using Polymer Supported Lipid Membranes for Biosensoric Applications. In: Eur. Biophys. J. , 2000, 376
2000Motomu Tanaka, O. Purrucker: Electrochemical Characterization of Supported Lipid Membranes on Silicon Surfaces by Impedance Spectroscopy. In: Eur. Biophys. J. , 2000, 378
2000Motomu Tanaka, K. Adlkofer, T. Bolom, R. Deutschmann, H. Hillebrandt, G. Wiegand, G. Abstreiter, E. Sackmann: Electrochemical Passivation of Galium Arsenide Surface with Organic Self-Assembled Monolayer in Aqueous Electrolytes. In: Appl. Phys. Lett., 2000, 3313
2000Motomu Tanaka, K. Adlkofer, E. Sackmann, E. F. Duijs, F. Findeis, G. Abstreiter: Enhancement of Photoluminescence Properties of Quantumdots by Thin Organic Films. In: Eur. Biophys. J., 2000, 375
2000Motomu Tanaka, H. Hillebrandt, G. Wienand, E. Sackmann: Polymer-Supported Lipid Monolayer on Indium-Tin-Oxide Electrodes in the Application for Biological Local Voltmeter. In: Biophys. J., 2000, 254A
2000Motomu Tanaka: Supported Membranes on Soft Polymer Cushions: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications. In: Trends Biotechnol., 2000, 58
2000Motomu Tanaka, F. Rehfeldt, L. Pagnoni, R. Jordan: Swelling Behavior and Elastic Properties of Poly(2-Oxazoline)Brushes Grafted on Solid Surfaces. In: Eur. Biophys. J., 2000, 314
2000Motomu Tanaka, M. Schneider, G. Mathe, C. Gege, R. R. Schmidt: Swelling and Phase Behavior of Glycolipids. In: Eur. Biophys. J., 2000, 314
1999Motomu Tanaka, H. Hillebrandt, G. Wiegand, E. Sackmann: High Electic Resistance Polymer/Lipid Composite Films on Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) Electrodes. In: Langmuir, 1999, 8451