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

DWI evaluation: Top marks for the Institute!

25.11.2020
News

An important step for the remote control of bioactive molecules?

20.11.2020
News

Book a Scientist 2020

02.11.2020
News

Iranian nanobiotechnologist Dr. Fahimeh Charbgoo is Alexander von Humboldt guest researcher at DWI

02.11.2020
News

Obituary – Doris Wedlich

01.10.2020
News

Stefan Hecht elected as a member of Academia Europaea

10.09.2020

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

    Control of long-distance motion of single molecules on a surface

    D. Civita, M. Kolmer, G. J. Simpson, A.-P. Li, S. Hecht and L. Grill
    Science Vol.370 (6519) 957-960 (2020)
  • Publication

    Stimuli-responsive aqueous microgels: properties and applications

    M. V. Anakhov, R. A. Gumerov and I. I. Potemkin
    Mendeleev Communications Vol.30 (5) 555-562 (2020)

Job offers

  • Master thesis Bachelor thesis

    Master / Bachelor thesis (Optimization of supercharged unfolded polypeptide expression)

    RG Herrmann
    Published at
    06.12.2019
  • Scientist

    Postdoctoral Researcher (d/f/m) “Constructing Artificial Cells with Microfluidics.”

    RG Boersma
    Published at
    06.02.2020
  • PhD thesis

    2 PhD Positions from the fields of Chemistry or Life Sciences

    RG Herrmann
    Published at
    22.05.2020