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

Dr. Robert Göstl is a member of the editorial board of the new technical journal ACS Polymers Au

12.05.2021
News

"Hot Paper" in Applied Chemistry In the cage to the place of action

11.05.2021
News

Girls Day: More Women in Chemistry!

22.04.2021
News

Meet the Scientist: Mimicking cell membranes for a better understanding of biological processes and functions

14.04.2021
News

Silvia Centeno Benigno brings new expertise to the DWI

08.03.2021
News

Chinese chemical researcher Dr. Jie Li is Alexander von Humboldt guest researcher at DWI

03.03.2021
Event

HairS'21

8. - 10.09.2021
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.

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

Current publications

  • Publication

    Mechanochemical Release of Non-Covalently Bound Guests from a Polymer-Decorated Supramolecular Cage

    R. Küng, T. Pausch, D. Rasch, R. Göstl and B. M. Schmidt
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2021)
  • Publication

    Light-induced manipulation of passive and active microparticles

    P. Arya, M. Umlandt, J. Jelken, D. Feldmann, N. Lomadze, E. S. Asmolov, O. I. Vinogradova and S. Santer
    The European Physical Journal E Vol. 44 (4) 50 (2021)

Job offers

  • Scientist

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

    RG Boersma
    Published at
    06.02.2020
  • Laboratory

    1 Physiklaborant*in, Chemielaborant*in (d/w/m) im Fachbereich der Mikroskopie, Analytik

    Published at
    22.06.2020
  • Master thesis

    Master thesis (Syntheses of customized polymers for resorbable hydrogel materials for the prevention of post-surgical adhesions)

    RG De Laporte
    Published at
    04.09.2020