Sebastian Schwaminger

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
schwamin@mit.edu
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Education:
Ph.D., Nanotechnology, Technical University of Munich, 2017
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 2013
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 2011

Research interests:
Sebastian is broadly interested in addressing issues facing water-energy-environment nexus. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, Sebastian is working on novel electro-responsive protein separation methods with magnetic nanoparticles.

Publications:

  • L. Martin, W. Klein, S. P. Schwaminger, T. F. Fässler, S. Berensmeier: Crystal Structure and Spectroscopic Analysis of the Compatible Solute Nγ-Acetyl-L-2,4-Diaminobutyric Acid. Crystals 2020, 10, 1136.
  • A. A. Zanker, N. Ahmad, T. H. Son, S. P. Schwaminger, S. Berensmeier: Selective ene‐reductase immobilization to magnetic nanoparticles through a novel affinity tag. Biotechnol. J., 2020, e2000366.
  • P. Padwal, C. Finger, P. Fraga-García, Y. Kaveh-Baghbaderani, S. P. Schwaminger, S. Berensmeier: Seeking Innovative Affinity Approaches: A Performance Comparison between Magnetic Nanoparticle Agglomerates and Chromatography Resins for Antibody Recovery. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 36, 39967–39978
  • S. Bag†, S. Rauwolf†, M. Suetin, S. P. Schwaminger, S. Berensmeier, W. Wenzel: Buffer Influence on the Amino Acid Silica Interaction. ChemPhysChem, 2020, 21, 2347.
  • K. Hobmeier, M. C. Goëss, C. Sehr, S. P. Schwaminger, S. Berensmeier, H.-J. Kunte, A. Kremling, K. Pflüger-Grau, A. Marin-Sanguino: Anaplerotic pathways in Halomonas elongata: the role of the sodium gradient. Front. Microbiol., 2020, 11:561800.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, C. Syhr, S. Berensmeier: Controlled Synthesis of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Magnetite or Maghemite? Crystals, 2020, 10, 214.
  • J. A. Thomas, F. Schnell, Y. Kaveh-Baghbaderani, S. Berensmeier, S. P. Schwaminger: Immunomagnetic Separation of Microorganisms with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Chemosensors, 2020, 8, 17.
  • S. P. Schwaminger†, P. Fraga-García†, M. Eigenfeld, T. M. Becker, S. Berensmeier: Magnetic separation in biotechnological downstream processing and related fields: beyond the limits of the laboratory scale, Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 2019, 7:233.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, P. Anand, M. Borkowska-Panek, S. A. Blank-Shim, P. Fraga-García, K. Fink, S. Berensmeier, W. Wenzel (2019): Rational design of iron oxide binding peptide tags, Langmuir, 2019, 35, 25, 8472-8481.
  • B. J. Hofmann†, R. G. Harms†, S. P. Schwaminger, R. M. Reich, F. E. Kühn: Reactivity of Re2O7 in Aromatic Solvents – Cleavage of a β-O-4 lignin model substrate by Lewis-acidic rhenium oxide nanoparticles, J. Catal., 2019, 373, (5), 190-200.
  • S. P. Schwaminger†, P. Fraga-García†, S. A. Blank-Shim, T. Straub, M. Haslbeck, F. Muraca, K. A. Dawson, S. Berensmeier: Magnetic one-step purification of his-tagged protein by bare iron oxide nanoparticles, ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 3790−3799.
  • F. Schnell, M. Kube, S. Berensmeier, S. P. Schwaminger: Magnetic recovery of cellulase from cellulose substrates with bare iron oxide nanoparticles, ChemNanoMat, 2019, 5, 422–42.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, B. Begovic, L. Schick, A. Jumani, M. W. Brammen, P. Fraga-García, S. Berensmeier: Potential-controlled tensiometry: a tool for understanding wetting and surface properties of conductive powders by electroimbibition, Anal. Chem., 2018, 90 (24), 14131-14136.
  • S. P. Schwaminger†, S. A. Blank-Shim†, I. Scheifele, V. Pipich, P. Fraga-García, S. Berensmeier: Design of interactions between nanomaterials and proteins: A highly affine peptide tag to bare iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetic protein separation, Biotechnol. J., 2019, 14, 1800055.
  • P. Fraga-García†, P. Kubbutat†, M. Brammen, S. Schwaminger, S. Berensmeier: Bare iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetic harvesting of microalgae: from interaction behavior to process realization, Nanomaterials, 2018, 8(5), 292.
  • S. Schwaminger†, S.A. Blank-Shim†, M. Borkowska-Panek†, P. Anand†, P. Fraga-García, K. Fink, W. Wenzel, S. Berensmeier: Experimental characterization and simulation of amino acid and peptide interactions with inorganic materials, Review, Eng. Life Sci., 2018, 18: 84-100.
  • S. A. Blank-Shim, S. P. Schwaminger, M. Borkowska-Panek, P. Anand, P. Yamin, P. Fraga-García, K. Fink, W. Wenzel, S. Berensmeier: Binding patterns of homo-peptides on bare magnetic nanoparticles: insights into environmental dependence, Sci. Rep., 2017, 14047.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, R. Surya, S. Filser, A. Wimmer, F. Weigl, P. Fraga-García, S. Berensmeier: Formation of iron oxide nanoparticles for the photo-oxidation of water: alteration of finite size effects from ferrihydrite to hematite, Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 12609.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, S. A. Blank-Shim, I. Scheifele, P. Fraga-García, S. Berensmeier: Peptide binding to metal oxide nanoparticles, Faraday Discuss., 2017, 204, 233-250.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, D. Bauer, P. Fraga-García, F. E. Wagner, S. Berensmeier: Oxidation of magnetite nanoparticles: impabct on surface and crystal properties, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 246-255.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, P. Fraga-García, H.-C. Roth, S. A. Blank-Shim, F. G. Hein, E. C. Fuß, F. Selbach, R. Surya, F. E. Wagner, S. Heissler, S. Berensmeier: Bio-nano interactions: cellulase on iron oxide nanoparticle surfaces, Adsorption, 2017, 23, 281-292
  • H.-C. Roth†, S. P. Schwaminger†, F. Peng, S. Berensmeier: Immobilization of cellulase on magnetic nanocarriers, ChemistryOpen, 2016, 5, 183-187.
  • H.-C. Roth, S. P. Schwaminger, P. Fraga García, J. Ritscher, S. Berensmeier: Oleate coating of iron oxide nanoparticles in aqueous systems: the role of temperature and surfactant concentration, J. Nanopart. Res., 2016, 18: 99.
  • V. Seitz, K. Arzt, S. Mahnel, C. Rapp, S. Schwaminger, M. Hoffstetter, E. Wintermantel: Improvement of adhesion strength of self-adhesive silicone rubber on thermoplastic substrates – Comparison of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) and a Pyrosil® flame, Int. J. Adhesion Adhesives, 2016, 66, 65-72.
  • S. P. Schwaminger, P. Fraga García, G. K. Merck, F. A. Bodensteiner, S. Heissler, S. Günther, S. Berensmeier: Nature of interactions of amino acids with bare magnetite nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (40), 23032-23041.
  • H.-C. Roth, S. P. Schwaminger, M. Schindler, F. E. Wagner, S. Berensmeier: Influencing factors in the co-precipitation process of superparamagnetic iron oxide nano particles: a model based study, J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 2015, 377, 81-89.

Patents:

  • S. Berensmeier, S. A. Blank-Shim, S. P. Schwaminger, P. Fraga-García, W. Wenzel, M. Borkowska-Panek, P. Anand, K. Fink: Magnetic particle-binding peptides (WO 2018/050826 A1/ US2019/0204312 A1/ EP3512869 A1)

For a full list of Ali’s publications, see his Google Scholar profile.