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 receives ADUC Award

25.02.2021
News

Meet the Scientist: How chemistry, biology and medical technology could save heart patients from further surgeries

09.02.2021
News

Online course: Colloidal nanomaterials

09.02.2021
News

Ultrasound for drug activation

01.02.2021
News

HairS'21 - Call for oral presentations is now open

26.01.2021
News

Prof. Stefan Hecht is a new member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering

18.01.2021
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

    A peptide-based coating toolbox to enable click chemistry on polymers, metals, and silicon through sortagging

    M. Nöth, Z. Zou, I. El-Awaad, L. C. de Lencastre Novaes, G. Dilarri, M. D. Davari, H. Ferreira, F. Jakob and U. Schwaneberg
    Bioengineering (2021)
  • Publication

    Improved Treatment Options for Glaucoma with Brimonidine-Loaded Lipid DNA Nanoparticles

    S. Schnichels, J. Hurst, J. W. de Vries, S. Ullah, K. Frößl, A. Gruszka, M. Löscher, K.-U. Bartz-Schmidt, M. S. Spitzer and A. Herrmann
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2021)

Job offers

  • 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
    24.02.2021
  • Scientist

    2 Postdoctoral Researchers from the fields of Chemistry or Life Sciences

    RG Herrmann
    Published at
    22.05.2020