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

ORGANTRANS – DWI researches artificial liver replacement

05.02.2020
News

Arnold Boersma receives ERC Consolidator Grant for artificial cell research

10.12.2019
News

Prof. Dr. Martin Möller elected foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

20.11.2019
News

Sino-German Symposium as guest in Aachen

16.11.2019
News

Equal opportunities in practice: DWI receives the Total E-Quality award

08.11.2019
News

Max Planck School 'Matter to Life' – Application Portals open

06.11.2019

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

Publications

  • Publication

    Optimizing the Geometry of Photoacoustically Active Gold Na

    R. García-Álvarez, L. Chen, A. Nedilko, A. Sánchez-Iglesias, A. Rix, W. Lederle, V. Pathak, T. Lammers, G. von Plessen, K. Kostarelos, L. Liz-Marzán, A. Kühne, D. Chigrin
    Acs Photonics (2020)
  • Publication

    Multiphysics simulations of adaptive metasurfaces at the meta-atom length scale

    S. Meyer, Z. Tan, D. Chigrin
    Nanophotonics (2020)

Job offers

  • Master thesis Bachelor thesis

    Master / Bachelor thesis (Optimization of supercharged unfolded polypeptide expression)

    RG Herrmann
    Published at
    06.12.2019
  • Science Support Team

    Wissenschaftskommunikation (m/w/d)

    Administration
    Published at
    31.01.2020
  • Science Support Team

    Assistenz der Geschäftsführung (m/w/d)

    Administration
    Published at
    31.01.2020