Institute of Functional Interfaces

Advanced Polymers and Biomaterials

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Biological interfaces with controlled properties

Biological systems are sensitive to surface properties such as chemical, geometry and topological properties.

To achieve control over interactions at the interface of biological systems and their environment, the development of materials in which individual properties can be manipulated at the micro-and nanometer scale is of great importance.

The department of Advanced Polymers and Biomaterials focuses on the targeted synthesis of such materials through manipulation of chemical and physical methods and the study of these materials in biological systems.

 

Research groups

  Scope of Duties/ Expertise 
Material synthesis
Dr. Divya Varadharajan

Synthesis of organic substances (such as functionalized [2.2]Paracyclophanes and pyridinophanes, organic linkers and keteneacetale) and functionalized monomers (e.g. zwitterionic monomers and lactones)

Synthesis of polymers (i.e. Controlled radical polymerization)

Functionalized coatings
Dr. Meike König

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Polymerization

Surface modification by means of controlled polymerization and click chemistry

Generation of micro- and nanostructured substrates

Electrohydrodynamic co-jetting of particles and fibers

 

  Scope of Duties/ Expertise 
Biofunctionalized coatings
Prof. Dr. Martin Bastmeyer

Functionalization of surfaces with biomolecules

Cell-adhesion and migration

3D-microstructures

 

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