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

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

01.08.2019
News

Biologicalization of Materials

15.07.2019
News

DWI - Leibniz Institute receives TOTAL E-QUALITY predicate

04.07.2019
News

Diversity: DWI Leibniz Institute signs 'Charter of Diversity'

15.04.2019
News

Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools

13.12.2018
News

Membrane Expert Matthias Wessling to Receive 2019 Leibniz Prize

06.12.2018
Event

HairS'19

11. - 13.09.2019
Event

Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference

28. - 29.11.2019
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

    Chiral separation of D/L-arginine with whole cells through an engineered FhuA nanochannel

    D. Anand, G. V. Dhoke, J. Gehrmann, T. M. Garakani, M. D. Davari, M. Bocola, L. L. Zhua and U. Schwaneberg
    Chemical Communications Vol. 55 (38) 5431-5434 (2019)
  • Publication

    Polymer conformation in supramolecular complexes with wedge-shaped ligands: Exploring the impact of the liquid-crystalline organization

    D. V. Anokhin, K. N. Grafskaia, I. A. Izdelieva, X. M. Zhu and D. A. Ivanov
    Polymer Vol. 170 142-147 (2019)

Job offers

  • Master thesis Bachelor thesis

    Mechanical stimulation of cells

    RG De Laporte
    Published at
    10.05.2019
  • Master thesis

    Antifouling coatings of urinary catheters to prevent bacterial adhesion

  • Laboratory

    Chemical laboratory assistant (d/f/m) with a focus on synthesis