Functional Particles and Interfaces Group
Welcome to the Synytska Group
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the internet page of the Synytska group “Functional Particles and Interfaces”. The Synytska group has strong areas of expertise and competences in physical chemistry of polymers, colloidal and soft materials, which includes controlled modification of interfaces, physical-chemical evaluation of their properties and fundamental understanding of correlations between macroscopic interfacial phenomena and their molecular origins. The obtained fundamental knowledge is transposed to the development of strategies for rational design of polymeric- and hybrid materials with controlled wetting and adhesion properties based on stimuli-responsive polymers and colloids. Our innovative research program embraces both basic- and application-oriented projects.
Dr. Ivan Raguzin, Postdoc (Topic: Surfaces with Switchable and Adaptive Adhesion)
Ms. Claudia Marschelke, PhD student (Topic: Hybrid Hairy Isotropic and Janus Particles)
Mrs. Madeleine Schwarzer, PhD student (Topic: New Generation of Anti-Icing Surfaces)
Mr. Ugo Sidoli, PhD student (Topic: Surfaces with Switchable and Adaptive Adhesion)
Ms. Sandra Marx, Scientific co-worker (Topic: Assembly of Janus Particles at Interfaces)
Mr. Thomas Otto, Master student (Topic: New Generation of Anti-Icing Surfaces)
Mr. Jakob Mühldorfer, Master student (Topic: Surfaces with Switchable and Adaptive Adhesion)
Mrs. Martina Priebs, Lab assistant
Olga Diring, Marjolein Sliepen, Dr. Alina Kirillova , Dr. Jagannath Chanda, Kristin Köhler, Claudia Hase,
Dr. Ekaterina Biehlig, Dr. Sebastian Berger
Students who are interested in Bachelor/ Master thesis are always welcome. We offer the following topics:
Under Water Adhesives
For more details, please contact Dr. Alla Synytska.