Mission

Interactive Materials

New materials are the key to the development of forward-looking technologies. In this context, we are facing a central challenge in modern materials research.

Our research focus

Research Programs

Key questions for the development of new active and interactive material properties.

News

Fully synthetic exosomes with therapeutic functionality

18.10.2021
News

Stefan Hecht elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences

13.10.2021
News

Obituary Om Prakash Garg

12.10.2021
News

Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Rommerskirchen receives Bertha Benz Price

21.09.2021
News

Annual report 2020

20.09.2021
News

Virtual Lab Day: "This is what I want to do!"

15.09.2021
Event

Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021

9. - 10.11.2021
How we work

Working at the DWI

Equal opportunity and diversity are embedded in the mission statement of the DWI and belong a priori to the self-image of the institute.

Job offers

  • Scientist

    Postdoktorand aus dem Bereich Molekularbiologie

    RG Herrmann
    Published at
    26.03.2021
  • Master thesis

    Cell-mimicking Microgels to Model Retinal Epithelium Ageing

    Published at
    28.07.2021
  • Laboratory

    Physics (or Chemistry) laboratory assistant (d/w/m) in the field of electron microscopy

    Published at
    31.08.2021

Current publications

  • Publication

    Dynamic Nanoconfinement Enabled Highly Stretchable and Supratough Polymeric Materials with Desirable Healability and Biocompatibility

    L. Liu, M. Zhu, X. Xu, X. Li, Z. Ma, Z. Jiang, A. Pich, H. Wang and P. Song
    Advanced Materials 2105829 (2021)
  • Publication

    Three-Dimensional Membranes for Artificial Lungs: Comparison of Flow-Induced Hemolysis

    F. Hesselmann, D. Arnemann, P. Bongartz, M. Wessling, C. Cornelissen, T. Schmitz-Rode, U. Steinseifer, S. V. Jansen and J. Arens
    Artificial Organs (2021)

Research Programs

Research program

Aqua Materials

Materials formed from or for aqueous systems; chemistry in water
Research program

Synthiofluidics

New chemical syntheses and processes for producing building blocks for interactive materials
Research program

Macromolecular films and fibers

Functional Surfaces and Interfaces
Research program

Transport, Reaction and Exchange Systems

Material systems for controlled transport, reaction, and exchange
Research program

Bioactive and Bioinstructive Materials

Materials designed for active interaction and integration with the biological environment