PD Dr. Hans-Georg Braun

Assoc. Prof. (PD) Dr. Hans-Georg Braun
Biocompatible Materials
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Tel. +49 (0)351 4658 548 / Fax. +49 (0)351 4658 281 
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Heading the Microstructure Group of the IPF Research Unit Biofunctional Polymer Materials at the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials research is oriented along the following lines:

Fields of Research

  • Micro- and nanostructuring techniques for polymers and liquids
  • Structure formation at surfaces
  • Fundamentals of polymeric microdevices
  • Microscopic techniques

Curriculum vitae

1974-1980 studies of chemistry at the University of Freiburg
1980 diploma in macromolecular chemistry, topic:" Electron Microscopic Investigations on the Oligomerisation and Polymerisation of Distyrylpyrazine"
1980-1984 PhD at Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the University of Freiburg with Prof. G. Wegner on the topic:"The Oligomerisation of Distyrylpyrazine in the Solid-State - A topochemical Single Crystal to Single Crystal Reaction"
1980/1981 Guest visit at the Institute of Materials Science at University of Saarbrücken with Prof. Petermann, Prof. Gleiter
1984-1985 post-doc at the Dept. of Chem. Eng. Kyoto University with Prof. Hashimoto, Research on the influence of physical ageing on drawing behaviour and crystallisation of PET
1985-1994 Head of the Electron Microscopy Lab. at the Polymer Physics Dept. of BASF Central Polymer Research Laboratory in Ludwigshafen
1994- Head of the polymer micro- and nanostructure group at the IPF
since 2006 Faculty member of the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering
2011 Habilitation in Materials Science at the Faculty of Mechanical Eng. TU Dresden (Priv. Doz. /Associate Professor )

Private interests

Literature, Travelling, Wildlife Protection (Focus on elephants), Science


  1. Barani, H.; Montazer, M.; Braun, H.-G.; Dutschk, V.
    Stability of colloidal silver nanoparticles trapped in liquid bilayer: effect of lecithin concentration and applied temperature mehr
    IET nanobiotechnology / The Institution of Engineering and Technology 8 (2014) 282-289

  2. Hensel, R.; Finn, A.; Helbig, R.; Killge, S.; Braun, H.-G.; Werner, C.
    In situ experiments to reveal the role of surface feature sidewalls in the Cassie-Wenzel transition mehr
    Langmuir 30 (2014) 15162-15170

  3. Jantschke, A.; Fischer, C.; Hensel, R.; Braun, H.-G.; Brunner, E.
    Directed assembly of nanoparticles to isolated diatom valves using the non-wetting characteristics after pyrolysis mehr
    Nanoscale 6 (2014) 11637-11645

  4. Hensel, R.; Finn, A.; Helbig, R.; Braun, H.-G.; Neinhuis, C.; Fischer, W. J.; Werner, C.
    Biologically inspired omniphobic surfaces by reverse imprint lithography mehr
    Advanced Materials 26 (2014) 2029-2033

  5. Römhildt, L.; Pahlke, C.; Zörgiebel, F.; Braun, H.-G.; Opitz, J.; Baraban, L.; Cunibertis, G.
    Patterned biochemical functionalization improves aptamer-based detection of unlabeled thrombin in a sandwich assay mehr
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (2013) 12029-12035

  6. Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Structure formation of ultrathin PEO films at solid interfaces - complex pattern formation by dewetting and crystallization mehr
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14 (2013) 3254-3264

  7. Hensel, R.; Helbig, R.; Aland, S.; Braun, H.-G.; Voigt, A.; Neinhuis, C.; Werner, C.
    Wetting resistance at its topographical limit - The benefit of mushroom and serif T structures mehr
    Langmuir 29 (2013) 1100-1112

  8. Braun, H.-G.; Zamith-Cardoso, A.
    Self-assembly of Fmoc-diphenylalanine inside liquid marbles mehr
    Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 97 (2012) 43-50

  9. Hensel, R.; Braun, H.-G.
    Free-floating hydrogel-based rafts supporting a microarray of functional entities at fluid interfaces mehr
    Soft Matter 8 (2012) 5293-5300

  10. Braun, H.-G.
    Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Strukturbildung ultradünner Polymerschichten auf mikroheterogenen Oberflächen mehr
    Fakultät für Maschinenwesen der TU Dresden 2011 (2011) kumulative Habilitationsschrift, 97p.

  11. Meyer, E.; Braun, H.-G.; Müller, M.
    Preparation of evaporation-resistant aqueous microdroplet arrays as a model system for the study of molecular order at the liquid/air interface mehr
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 1 (2009) 1682-1687

  12. Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Pattern formation in ultrathin polymer films prepared on microstructured surfaces mehr
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 126 (2008) 012027, 1-4

  13. Meyer, E.; Braun, H.-G.
    Micro- and nanomanipulation inside the SEM mehr
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series 126 (2008) 012074, S.1-4

  14. Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Some new application aspects of scanning microscopy mehr
    in: Physics meets industry : Physical Measuring techniques for Industrial Requirements, J. Gegner, F. Haider, ed. (expert Verlag 2007) , 99-108

  15. Salzer, R.; Zimmerer, C.; Kitsche, M.; Steiner, G.; Braun, H.-G.
    Molecular Imaging of Microstructured Polymer Surfaces mehr
    Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science 132 (2006) 7-15

  16. Meyer, E.; Braun, H.-G.
    Film formation of crystallizable polymers on microheterogeneous surfaces mehr
    Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter 17 (2005) S623-S635

  17. Meyer, E.; Braun, H.-G.
    Solidification and Crystallisation
    Control of Morphological Features in Micropatterned Ultrathin Films
    Wiley-VCH (2004) 300-309

  18. Zimmermann, R.; Kratzmüller, Th.; Erickson, D.; Li, D.; Braun, H.-G.; Werner, C.
    Ionic Strength-Dependent pK-Shift in the Helix-Coil Transition of Grafted Poly(L-glutamic acid) Layers Analyzed by Electrokinetic and Ellipsometric Measurements mehr
    Langmuir 20 (2004) 2369-2374

  19. Wang, M.; Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Transition of Crystal Growth as a Result of Changing Polymer States in Ultrathin Poly(ethylene oxide)/Poly(methyl methacrylate) Blend Films with Thickness of <3 nm mehr
    Macromolecules 37 (2004) 437-445

  20. Steiner, G.; Zimmerer, C.; Braun, H.-G.; Friedrich, S.; Salzer, R.
    Ionenkanal-Array : Eine neue Generation von Sensoren mehr
    Bioforum 26 (2003) 215-217

  21. Wang, M.; Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Crystalline structures in ultrathin poly(ethylene oxide)/poly(methyl methacrylate) blend films mehr
    Polymer 44 (2003) 5015-5021

  22. Steiner, G.; Zimmerer, C.; Braun, H.-G.; Friedrich, S.; Salzer, R.
    Optical Biosensor with Ion Channel Array mehr
    Screening 4 (2003) 32-33

  23. Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.; Wang, M.
    Dendritic Growth of Polyethylene Oxide on Patterned Surfaces mehr
    in: Polymer Crystallization Observations, Concepts and Interpretations, Reiter, G.; Sommer, J.-U., ed. (Springer 2003) 606, 238-251

  24. Fahmi, A.; Braun, H.-G.; Stamm, M.
    Fabrication of Metallic Nanowires from Self-Assembled Diblock Copolymer Templates mehr
    Advanced Materials 15 (2003) 1201-1204

  25. Chanunpanich, N.; Ulman, A.; Strzhemechny, Y.M.; Schwarz, S.A.; Dornicik, J.; Rafailovich, M.; Sokolov, J.; Janke, A.; Braun, H.-G.; Kratzmüller, Th.
    Grafting polythiopenen on polyethylene surfaces mehr
    Polymer International 52 (2003) 172-178

  26. Theato, P.; Zentel, R.; Braun, H.-G.
    Controlled dewetting of polystyrene: a new procedure for structured polymer supported lipid bilayers mehr
    Polymer Preprints 43 (2002) 734-735

  27. Wang, M.; Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Branched Crystalline Patterns Formed Around Poly(ethylene oxide) Dots in Humidity mehr
    Macromolecular Rapid Communications 23 (2002) 853-858

  28. Wang, M.; Braun, H.-G.; Meyer, E.
    Patterning of Polymeric/Inorganic Nanocomposite and Nanoparticle Layers mehr
    Chemistry of Materials 14 (2002) 4812-4818

  29. Hartmann, L.; Kratzmüller, Th.; Braun, H.-G.; Kremer, F.
    Molecular dynamics of grafted PBLG in the swollen and in the dried state mehr
    IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Isulation 8 (2001) 390-394

  30. Wang, M.; Braun, H.-G.; Kratzmüller, Th.; Meyer, E.
    Patterning Polymers by Micro-Fluid-Contact Printing mehr
    Advanced Materials 13 (2001) 1312-1317

  31. Hartmann, L.; Kratzmüller, Th.; Braun, H.-G.; Kremer, F.
    Molecular dynamics of grafted PBLG in the swollen and in the dried state mehr
    Macromolecular Rapid Communications 21 (2000) 814-819

  32. Huwe, A.; Kremer, F.; Hartmann, L.; Kratzmüller, Th.; Braun, H.-G.; Kärger, J.; Behrens, P.; Schwieger, W.; Ihlein, G.; Weiss, O.; Schuth, F.
    Molecular dynamics in confining geometries mehr
    Journal de Physique 10 (2000) 59-65

  33. Meyer, E.; Braun, H.-G.
    Controlled dewetting processes on microstructured surfaces - a new procedure for thin film microstructuring mehr
    Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 276/277 (2000) 44-50

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