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

Robert Göstl to receive MSE Researcher Award

14.10.2019
News

International Training Network „ULTIMATE“ geht an den Start

04.10.2019
News

SEAminar 2019

02.10.2019
News

greenRelease to win first prize in the 2019 Bio-Gründer Wettbewerb

11.09.2019
News

Portrait of Laura De Laporte

21.08.2019
News

Stefan Hecht is the new Scientific Director of the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

01.08.2019
Event

Interactive Materials Talks: First in Translation

30.10.2019
Event

StädteRegion Aachen: Sciencelink Networking Event

13.11.2019
Event

Joint Sino-German Symposium: Interactive Colloidal Systems for Biomedical Applications

14. - 15.11.2019
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.

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

Publications

  • Publication

    Cellular responses to beating hydrogels to investigate mechanotransduction

    Y. Chandorkar, A. Castro Nava, S. Schweizerhof, M. Van Dongen, T. Haraszti, J. Köhler, H. Zhang, R. Windoffer, A. Mourran, M. Möller, L. De Laporte
    Nature Communications Vol. 10 (1) 4027 (2019)
  • Publication

    A Layer-by-Layer Single-Cell Coating Technique To Produce Injectable Beating Mini Heart Tissues via Microfluidics

    L. P. B. Guerzoni, Y. Tsukamoto, D. B. Gehlen, D. Rommel, T. Haraszti, M. Akashi, L. De Laporte
    Biomacromolecules (2019)

Job offers

  • Science Support Team

    Personalreferent*in (d/m/w)

    Administration
    Published at
    15.10.2019
  • Scientist

    PostDoc position (d/f/m) for the development of a synthetic bioink for 3D bioprinting

    RG De Laporte
  • PhD thesis

    Mechano Doctoral Researcher (d/f/m)

    RG Göstl
    Published at
    23.10.2019