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Dr. Petra Uhlmann

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured surfaces and thin films
  • polymer brushes
  • intelligent, adaptive and switching surfaces
  • physical chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, and polymeric materials
  • Surface functionalization
  • Coatings and surface technology
  • Adsorption phenomena onto polymer surfaces
  • characterization techniques of (nanostructured) surfaces, interfaces and thin films
  • Nano and micro fluidics
  • Intelligent biointerfaces
  • Sensors
  • Nanocatalysts

Other Positions

Chair of the board "Combined Surface Technology" of four German Coatings and Thin Films Associations (DFO, DGO, Inplas and EFDS),
Member of the scientific board of Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Oberflächenbehandlung e.V. (DFO), Neuss, Germany
Member of the cooperation network "Functional Surfaces" (fotec)

Synergistic Activities

Conference Organization:
IPF-Kolloquium "Innovative Beschichtungsstoffe" 2006
DFO-Conference "Neue Beschichtungssysteme praxisnah einsetzen" 2007
DFO-Conference "Neue Funktionalitäten von Beschichtungen - Theorie und Praxis" 2008
EFDS-Workshop "Funktionelle Oberflächen in der Bio- und Medizintechnik" 2010
Organizing Committee member of "NDVaK" (Neues Dresdner Vakuumtechnisches Kolloquium)" since 2011
"Innovative Beschichtungen für Windkraftanlagen", Berlin 2012
"Innovative Oberflächentechnik im Antriebstrang von Windkraftanlagen", Berlin 2013
8th Workshop Ellipsometry, Dresden 2014
Beschichtung, Modifizierung und Charakterisierung von Polymeroberflächen, Schwerpunkt Aktive und funktionelle Schichten für Energieerzeugung und Sensorik, Dresden 2014


AiF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Industrieller Forschung, Germany), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reviewer for more than 15 journals devoted to material science and physico-chemistry from  ACS, Wiley VCH, Elsevier, Springer and others


Physiko-Chemistry of Interfaces, Protein Adsorption

Dr. Petra Uhlmann
Dr. Petra Uhlmann


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