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

Meet the Scientist: Preventing thrombosis by modifying surfaces

10.06.2021
News

DWI collaborates with Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences on research into eco-friendly functional clothing

28.05.2021
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
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

    Efficient Electrocatalytic N2 Reduction on Three-Phase Interface Coupled in a Three-Compartment Flow Reactor for the Ambient NH3 Synthesis

    X. Wei, M. Pu, Y. Jin and M. Wessling
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Vol. 13 (18) 21411-21425 (2021)
  • Publication

    Chemogenetic Evolution of a Peroxidase-like Artificial Metalloenzyme

    U. Markel, D. F. Sauer, M. Wittwer, J. Schiffels, H. Cui, M. D. Davari, K. W. Kröckert, S. Herres-Pawlis, J. Okuda and U. Schwaneberg
    ACS Catalysis Vol. 11 (9) 5079-5087 (2021)

Job offers

  • 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
  • Master thesis

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

    RG De Laporte
    Published at
    04.09.2020