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. 

Group members

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

Open positions

Students who are interested in Bachelor/ Master thesis are always welcome. We offer the following topics:

Janus Particles
Enzym Immobilization
Under Water Adhesives
Anti-Ice Surfaces

For more details, please contact Dr. Alla Synytska.