Dirk Rommel
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PhD student

Dirk Rommel, M.Sc.

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+49 241 80-23171
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Research interest

Dirk works on biocompatible anisometric microgels, which he prepares via microfluidics and uses to build stable macroporous scaffolds that support 3D cell growth. Furthermore, Dirk synthesizes thermoresponsive star-shaped polymers, which are employed to produce gels that reversibly collapse and swell in water above and below a desired temperature, respectively.
Currently, he is working on combining the dynamic properties of these microgels with the 3D macroporous scaffolds to exert controlled mechanical stress on living cells and to gain insights into cellular behavior and mechanobiology.
At DWI, Dirk is one of the responsible people for confocal and STED microscopy. In this way, he collaborates with many excellent scientists and learns about their exciting projects.

Dirk Rommel is part of the RG De Laporte.