Bert Nickel is lecturer (Privatdozent, Akademischer Oberrat) at the physics faculty of LMU. Bert graduated in Wuppertal. During his PhD with Prof. H. Dosch at the Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart, he spent 2 1/2 years at Grenoble (ILL and ESRF), working on phase transitions in thin films and on the influence of interface roughness on magnetic multilayers. Afterwards, he spent his postdoc at Princeton University with Prof. G. Scoles, working on self-assembled monolayers and organic thin films. In 2008, he finished his habilitation at the LMU Munich. Bert's research today focuses on organic electronics and lipid membranes.