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Research Group Interface Design and Interphase Characterisation

Head of Research Group

Dr. Cordelia Zimmerer
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Group Members

  • Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Frenzel, Chemist
  • Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Kobsch, Chemical Engineer
  • Sascha Putzke, Laboratory Assistant
  • Marie Haase, Laboratory Assistant
  • Jasmin Zimmermann, Apprentice
  • Nithyarani Augustine, Master Thesis
  • Tristan Keske, Master Thesis
  • André Krauß, Bachelor Thesis
  • Jelka Paulo, Student assistent
  • Stephanie Kaiser, Student assistent
  • Moritz Reinhardt, Student assistent

Research themes

We are excited by the understanding and control of material interfaces!

The interface of materials is where the concepts of physics and chemistry, materials science and process technology meet. The interface is usually only a few nanometers thick and yet decisively determines the macroscopic material properties. The combination of different materials, produced in complex processing steps, is a key to innovative, more environmentally friendly products and the composite or hybrid materials required for them.

One focus of our work is to identify bio-inspired material concepts and transfer them to the synthetic world of materials. At the same time, we challenge molecular analytics and develop new methods to build a deep understanding of interfaces and interfacial phases.