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

Diversity: DWI Leibniz Institute signs 'Charter of Diversity'

15.04.2019
News

Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools

13.12.2018
News

Membrane Expert Matthias Wessling to Receive 2019 Leibniz Prize

06.12.2018
News

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg as speaker at the event 'The RWTH explains the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018'.

01.10.2018
News

PD Dr. Dmitry Chigrin as Heisenberg Scholar at DWI

20.09.2018
News

PD Dr. Alexander Kühne appointed to the University of Ulm

15.09.2018
Event

HairS'19

11. - 13.09.2019
Event

Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference

28. - 29.11.2019
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

Publications

  • Publication

    Polymer-based controlled-release fed-batch microtiter plate - diminishing the gap between early process development and production conditions; ARTN 18

    T. D. Keil, B.; Lattermann, C.; Habicher, T.; Buchs, J.
    Journal of Biological Engineering Vol. 13 (2019)
  • Publication

    2D Patterned Ion-Exchange Membranes Induce Electroconvection; ARTN 1801309

    F. E. Roghmans, E.; Stockmeier, F.; Schneider, S.; Smailji, A.; Tiwari, R.; Mikosch, A.; Karatay, E.; Kuhne, A.; Walther, A.; Mani, A.; Wessling, M.
    Advanced Materials Interfaces Vol. 6 (1) (2019)

Job offers

  • Master thesis Bachelor thesis

    Mechanical stimulation of cells

    WG De Laporte
    Published at
    10.05.2019
  • Master thesis

    Antifouling coatings of urinary catheters to prevent bacterial adhesion

  • Laboratory

    Chemical laboratory assistant (d/f/m) with a focus on synthesis