Dr. Alexander Münch

Contact person Keylab upCoat
at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.

Hohe Str. 6
01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 4658-297
Fax: +49 (0)351 4658-281



Mission statement

Functional polymer coatings taken a step further - from the laboratory to real-life applications.

What we do...

Functional smart polymer coatings have been intensively investigated in the last decades with respect to their physical as well as chemical properties at a fundamental level and show enormous application potential in various fields, such as sensing, biomedicine, catalysis, controlled wettability, microfluidics. We would like to shape the transition from this fundamental research to real applications. The basis for the envisaged scalability is provided by profound fundamental knowledge in the field of functional surfaces, upscaling of materials and coating techniques, and complementary analytical methods. The main object is the generation of customized and system-integrated application-oriented overall solutions.

Profiling projects

  • AiF-IGF: SWAMpaper – Development of a process engineering procedure for the functionalization of paper surfaces using the example of antimicrobial finishes (in collaboration with PTS Heidenau)
  • AiF-IGF: Apollon – Adaptive polymer brush systems for industrial-grade processes for long-term stable surface modification of sustainable film substrates (in collaboration with Fraunhofer IFAM Bremen)
  • AiF-ZIM: ESIRhood – Development of a new type of cooker hood with innovative solutions for odor and surface contamination elimination (in collaboration with Blümchen AG Reutlingen)
  • BMBF: EISAB – Active ice-repellent surfaces for rotor blades (in collaboration with TU Dresden)
  • ZIM-Network: fotec – functional coatings for technical applications
  • ZIM-Network: Antimik – antimicrobial coatings

Selected publications

  • Münch, A. S.; Fritzsche, T.; Haufe, H.; Uhlmann, P., Fast preparation of biopassive nonfouling coatings on cellulose, J. Coatings Technol. Res. 2018, 15, 4, 703–712.
  • Münch, A. S.; Stake, A.; Lukasczyk, T.; Stalling, A.; Fritzsche, T.; Stenzel, V.; Uhlmann, P., A scalable process for the generation of durable easy-to-clean coatings on foils, J. Coatings Technol. Res. 2019, 16, 6, 1515–1525.
  • Münch, A. S.; Adam, S.; Fritzsche, T.; Uhlmann, P. Tuning of Smart Multifunctional Polymer Coatings Made by Zwitterionic Phosphorylcholines, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 7, 1, 1–10. DOI:10.1002/admi.201901422