Benedikt Sabass

Being a theoretical physicist working in biophysics, I am interested in principles that govern motion and adhesion of biological cells. I make heavy use of a technique called Traction Force Microscopy to measure, in close collaboration with biologists, how cells interact with their mechanical environment.

I also enjoy working on theories for microfluidic problems and study different systems with magnetically broken time-reversal symmetry.

Research keywords

Curriculum Vitae

    02/2014 - present
    Postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University, Complex Fluids Group of Howard Stone
    07/2013 - 12/2013
    Postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University, Physics of Complex Biosystems Group of Ulrich Schwarz
    05/2012 - 06/2013
    R&D in industry and for the initiative intelligent Zero Emission Urban System
    02/2009 - 04/2012
    PhD in Physics, University of Stuttgart
    Advisor: Udo Seifert
    09/2004 - 08/2008
    Diploma in Physics, Heidelberg University

Teaching activities

    09/2009 - 03/2012
    Teaching assistant for theory courses in mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, advanced quantum mechanics and computational physics.
    University of Stuttgart
    06/2010 - 06/2011
    Supervision of a diploma thesis on theory of electrophoresis.
    University of Stuttgart
    Teaching assistant at the summer course in cell physiology.
    Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA


* Authors contributed equally


Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
G02 E-Quad
Olden St., Princeton, NJ 08544

email: Benedikt.Sabass at