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

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

18.01.2021
News

Exposing stress in cells with the help of light

05.01.2021
News

Annual report 2018/19

09.12.2020
News

Prof. Dr. Laura De Laporte is now Associate Editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

30.11.2020
News

DWI evaluation: Top marks for the Institute!

25.11.2020
News

An important step for the remote control of bioactive molecules?

20.11.2020

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

    Photochemical control of bacterial gene expression based on trans encoded genetic switches

    A. Paul, J. Huang, Y. Han, X. Yang, L. Vuković, P. Král, L. Zheng and A. Herrmann
    Chemical Science (2021)
  • Publication

    Chapter Three - Engineering crowding sensitivity into protein linkers

    T. Pittas, W. Zuo and A. J. Boersma
    Methods in Enzymology [Book] 51-81 (2020)

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
    22.05.2020
  • Scientist

    2 Postdoctoral Researchers from the fields of Chemistry or Life Sciences

    RG Herrmann
    Published at
    22.05.2020