Evolutionary Biomaterials Group

Stanislav N. Gorb

1989, Master of Science from Kiev State University on biology-zoology of invertebrates; 1991, PhD in biology-entomology from the Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine; 2002, habilitation in biology-entomology

Contact: phone: +49-711-6893414, e-mail: s.gorb@mf.mpg.de


Scientific career:

1990-1994, researcher, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine; 1994-1995, postdoc, Institute of Zoology, University of Vienna, Austria; 1996-1998, postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute of Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany; 1998-1999, assistant, Institute of Special Zoology and Evolutionary Biology of Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany; 1999-2002, group leader (Biological Microtribology Group) at the Max-Planck-Institute of Developmental Biology; 2002-present, group leader (Evolutionary Biomaterials Group) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research

Research interests:

Biological attachment (upper figure); functional morphology and biomechanics (middle figure); evolution of structure and functions; behaviour of arthropods (especially problems of communication systems), animal-plant interactions (lower picture)


1995, Schloessmann Award, Biology and Material Science, Germany; 1996-1997, Award of the President of the Ukraine for young scientists, Ukraine; 1998, Chicago Zoological Society Award, USA

Editorial advisor:

Journal of Morphology (Assistant Editor) (USA); International Journal of Odonatology (Member of the Editorial Board) (Belgium); Arthropod Structure and Development (Guest Editor of two special issues)