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Dr. Meike König

Research Interests



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Research Associate, since 2014

Preparation and characterization of reactive coatings via Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e.V., Germany

Research Associate, 2013 – 2014

Preparation and characterization of responsive polymer brush coatings

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Research stay, Department of Electrical Engineering, Prof. Mathias Schubert, 01-04/2012

Characterization of polymer brush coatings of nanostructured thin films via coupled QCM-D/SE


at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e.V., Dresden, Germany, Prof. Manfred Stamm, Dr. Petra Uhlmann, 2009 – 2013

Thesis: Functional coatings with polymer brushes

Diploma studies in Chemistry

University of Technology Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 2006 – 2009

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, 2004 – 2006

Thesis: In situ synthesis of metal nanoparticles in polymer brushes



  1. Begum, S.; Kutonova, K.; Mauri, A.; Koenig, M.; Chan, K. C.; Sprau, C.; Dolle, C.; Trouillet, V.;  Hassan, Z.; Leonhard,T.; Heißler, S.; M. Eggeler, Y. M.; Wenzel, W.; Kozlowska, M.; Bräse, S.; Disulfide-Bridged Dynamic Covalent Triazine Polymer Thin Films by Interface Polymerization: High Refractive Index with Excellent Optical Transparency, Advanced Functional Materials, 2023, 2303929.
  2. Thissen, P.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Weidler, P.; Smilgies, D.; Heinke, L.; Schewe, N.; Koenig, M.; Krolla, P.; Wöll, C.; Elimination of Domain Boundaries Accelerates Diffusion in MOFs by an Order of Magnitude: Monolithic Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films Epitaxially Grown on Si(111) Substrates, Advanced Functional Materials, 2023, 2301535.
  3. Hafshejani, T.M.; Mahmood, A.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Koenig, M.; Longo, R.C.; Thissen, P.; Increasing the Strain Resistance of Si/SiO2 Interfaces for Flexible Electronics, ACS Omega, 2023, 8 (8), 7555. DOI:10.1021/acsomega.2c06869.
  4. Kumar, R.; Yang, B.; Barton, J.; Stejfova, M.; Schäfer, A.; Koenig, M.; Knittel, P.; Cigler, P.; Hirtz, M.; Diamond Surfaces with Clickable Antifouling Polymer Coating for Microarray‐Based Biosensing, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, 9 (33), 2201453.
  5. Begum, S.; Behboodi-Sadabad, F.; Pramudya, Y.; Dolle, C.; Kozlowska, M.; Hassan, Z.; Mattern, C.; Gorji, S.; Heißler, S.; Welle, A.; Koenig, M.; Wenzel, W.; Eggeler, Y.M.; Bräse, S.; Lahann, J.; Tsotsalas, M.; Solid and Hollow Poly(p‑xylylene) Particles Synthesis via Metal−Organic Framework-Templated Chemical Vapor Polymerization, Chemistry of Materials, 2022, 34 (14), 6268.
  6. Yang, B.; Wang, Y.; Vorobii, M.; Sauter, E.; Koenig, M.; Kumar,R.; Rodriguez‐Emmenegger, C.; Hirtz, M.; Evaluation of Dibenzocyclooctyne and Bicyclononyne Click Reaction on Azido‐Functionalized Antifouling Polymer Brushes via Microspotting, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, 9 (16), 2102325.
  7. Koenig, M.*; Trouillet, V.; Welle, A.; Hinrichs, K.; Lahann,J.; Molecular Changes in Vapor‐Based Polymer Thin Films Assessed by Characterization of Swelling Properties of Amine‐Functionalized Poly‐p‐xylylene, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2020, 221, 2000213.
  8. Scheiger, J.M.; Direksilp, C.; Falkenstein, P.; Welle, A.; Koenig, M.; Heissler, S.; Matysik, J.; Levkin, P.A.; Theato, P.; Inverse Vulcanization of Styrylethyltrimethoxysilane–Coated Surfaces, Particles, and Crosslinked Materials, 2020, 59, 18639-18645.
  9. Zhang,Z.; Müller,K.; Heidrich, S.; Koenig, M.; Hashem, T.; Schlöder, T.; Bléger, D.; Wenzel, W.; Heinke, L.; Light-Switchable One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals based on MOFs with Photomodulatable Refractive Index, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2019, 10, 6626-6633.
  10. Chen, H.-Y.; Hayashi, T.; Koenig, M.; Lai, J.J., Editorial: Polymer Surface Chemistry: Biomolecular Engineering and Biointerfaces, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 7, 271-272.
  11. Ferrand-Drake del Castillo, G.; Koenig, M.; Müller, M.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P.; Dahlin, A. B., Enzyme immobilization in polyelectrolyte brushes: High loading and enhanced activity compared to monolayers, Langmuir, 2019, 35 (9), 3479-3489.
  12. Koenig, M.; König, U.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Müller, M.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., In-situ-Investigation of Enzyme Immobilization on Polymer Brushes, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 7, 101.
  13. Bittrich, E.; Furchner, A.; Koenig, M.; Aulich, D.; Uhlmann, P.; Hinrichs, K., Eichhorn, K.-J., Polymer Brushes, Hydrogels, Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Stimuli-Responsivity and Control of Protein Adsorption, in Ellipsometry of Functional Organic Surfaces and Films, Springer, 2018, 115-143.
  14. Koenig, M.; Rodenhausen, K. B.; Rauch, S.; Bittrich, E.; Eichhorn, K.-J-; Schubert, M.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., Salt Sensitivity of the Thermoresponsive Behavior of PNIPAAm Brushes, Langmuir, 2018, 34 (7), 2448-2454.
  15. Koenig, M.*; Lahann, J., Vapor-based polymers: from films to nanostructures, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2017, 8, 2219-2220.
  16. Winkler,A.-L.; Koenig, M.; Welle, A.; Trouillet, V.; Kratzer, D.; Hussal, C.; Lahann, J.; Lee-Thedieck, C., Bioinstructive Coatings for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Copolymerization, Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18 (10), 3089-3098.
  17. Müller, K.; Fink, K.; Schöttner, L.; Koenig, M.; Heinke, L.; Wöll, C., Defects as Color Centers: The Apparent Color of Metal–Organic Frameworks Containing Cu2+-Based Paddle-Wheel Units, Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (42), 37463-37467.
  18. Koenig, M.*; Lahann, J., Nanotopographical control of surfaces using chemical vapor deposition processes, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2017, 8, 1250-1256.
  19. Koenig, M.*; Kumar, R.; Hussal, C.; Trouillet, V.; Barner, L.; Lahann, J., pH-Responsive Poly(p-xylylene) Coatings by Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2017, 218, 1600521.
  20. Adam, S.; Koenig, M.; Rodenhausen, K.B.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Oertel, U.; Schubert, M.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., Quartz crystal microbalance with coupled Spectroscopic Ellipsometry-study of temperature-responsive polymer brush systems, Applied Surface Science, 2017, 421, 843-851.
  21. Koenig, M.; Bittrich, E.; König, U.; Rajeev, B. L.; Müller, M.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Thomas, S.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., Adsorption of enzymes on stimuli-responsive polymer brushes: influence of brush conformation on adsorbed amount and biocatalytic activity, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2016, 146, 737-745.
  22. Koenig, M.; Kasputis, T.; Schmidt, D.; Rodenhausen, K. B.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Pannier, A. K.; Schubert, M.; Stamm, M., Uhlmann, P. Combined QCM-D/GE as a tool to characterize stimuli-responsive swelling of and protein adsorption on polymer brushes grafted onto 3D-nanostructures, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2014, 406, 7233-7242.
  23. Al-Hussein, M.; Koenig, M.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., The Distribution of Immobilized Platinum and Palladium Nanoparticles within Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Brushes, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2014, 215, 1679-1685.
  24. Koenig, M.; Magerl, D.; Philipp, M.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Müller, M.; Müller-Buschbaum, P.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., Nanocomposite coatings with stimuli-responsive catalytic activity, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 17579-17586.
  25. Koenig, M.; Rodenhausen, K. B.; Schmidt, D.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Schubert, M.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., Insitu-Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles in Polymer Brushes followed by QCM-D coupled with spectroscopic ellipsometry, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2013, 30, 931-935.
  26. Koenig, M.; Simon, F.; Formanek, P.; Müller, M.; Gupta, S.; Stamm, M.; Uhlmann, P., Catalytically active nanocomposites based on palladium and platinum nanoparticles in poly (2-vinylpyridine)-brushes, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2013, 214, 2301-2311.
  27. Kasputis, T.; Koenig, M.; Schmidt, D.; Sekora, D.; Rodenhausen, K. B.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Uhlmann, P.; Schubert, E.; Pannier, A. K.; Schubert, M.; Stamm, M., Slanted Columnar Thin Films Prepared by Glancing Angle Deposition Functionalized with Polyacrylic Acid Polymer brushes, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117, 13971-13980.