Max Jentzsch

Max Jentzsch

Doctoral Researcher

Research Area B

Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 203 95107 (livMatS) | +49 761 203 2664 (Plant Biomechanics Group)


Logic Self-Reporting Metamaterials
Within the interdisciplinary project Logic Self-Reporting Metamaterials, I investigate the potential of fruit peel as a model for energy dissipation in adaptive composites. In order to study the dissipative and ripening processes in fruit peels, I employ mechanical tests, microscopy and micro-computed tomography to analyse the functional morphology of peels.

First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck

Publications in livMatS

  • Fracture mechanics of the endocarp of Cocos nucifera*
    Schmier, S., Jentzsch, M., Speck, T., & Thielen, M. (2020). Fracture mechanics of the endocarp of Cocos nucifera. Materials & Design, 195, 108944. doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108944

    * Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193/1 – 390951807