Convergence

Those who want to make real progress in the area of material development need knowledge that extends beyond just one single research discipline. That’s why, at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, researchers study different disciplines together and under one roof and work as interdisciplinary teams to develop new active and interactive materials.

Those who want to make real progress in the area of material development need knowledge that extends beyond just one single research discipline. That’s why, at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, researchers study different disciplines together and under one roof and work as interdisciplinary teams to develop new active and interactive materials.

The five research programs are aimed at answering key questions relating to the development of new active materials. Building on the ability to manufacture molecular and microscopic building blocks (RP1 and RP2), the other research programs focus on functional surfaces and interfaces (RP3), the use of gradients and transport mechanisms for active separation and (re)action control (RP4), and interaction with biological components and systems with a focus on applications in the area of biomedical technology (RP5).

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Research Programs

Key questions for the development of new active and interactive material properties.

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Working groups

Here you will find an overview of the working groups at DWI.