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: Mimicking cell membranes for a better understanding of biological processes and functions

14.04.2021
News

Silvia Centeno Benigno brings new expertise to the DWI

08.03.2021
News

Chinese chemical researcher Dr. Jie Li is Alexander von Humboldt guest researcher at DWI

03.03.2021
News

Robert Göstl receives ADUC Award

25.02.2021
News

Meet the Scientist: How chemistry, biology and medical technology could save heart patients from further surgeries

09.02.2021
News

Online course: Colloidal nanomaterials

09.02.2021
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

    How Shape Memory Effects can Contribute to Improved Self-Healing Properties in Polymer Materials

    E. V. Selezneva, A. V. Bakirov, N. G. Sedush, A. V. Bystrova, S. N. Chvalun, D. E. Demco and M. Möller
    Macromolecules Vol. 54 (5) 2506-2517 (2021)
  • Publication

    Improved Treatment Options for Glaucoma with Brimonidine-Loaded Lipid DNA Nanoparticles

    S. Schnichels, J. Hurst, J. W. de Vries, S. Ullah, K. Frößl, A. Gruszka, M. Löscher, K.-U. Bartz-Schmidt, M. S. Spitzer and A. Herrmann
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Vol. 13 (8) 9445-9456 (2021)

Job offers

  • Scientist

    Postdoctoral Researcher (d/f/m) “Constructing Artificial Cells with Microfluidics.”

    RG Boersma
    Published at
    06.02.2020
  • Science Support Team

    Business and Strategy Developer (d/f/m) (Business, Marketing, MBA/MHA)

    RG De Laporte
    Published at
    12.06.2020
  • Science Support Team

    Project Engineer (d/f/m) (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Robotics, Electrical Engineering)

    RG De Laporte
    Published at
    12.06.2020