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Research Funding and Projects

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Major Research Networks

See here for a list of major research networks and projects with participation of the IPF sponsored by different organizations and bodies (selection)

 

Publically funded projects listed according to sponsoring organization or body....

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

LTBC-Low Thrombogenic Blood Circuit - Biofunctionalization by means of anchor polymers, 2/2019 - 1/2022
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Zwanzig20-Partnership for innovation.
RESPONSE: Partnership for innovation in implant technology, 1/2014 - 12/2014, 11/2015 - 12/2021
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

WATER-LEGO; Era-Net: Lego-style approach for problematic water streams treatment, 10/2018 - 9/2021
Dr. Simona SchwarzDept. Functional Colloidal Materials

Hi-Water: Development of efficient and affordable technologies for drinking water treatment in rural areas
Development of polymer membranes for rejection of pathogens and low fouling tendency, 2/2018 - 5/2021
Dr. Jochen Meier-Haack, Dept. Reactive Processing

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)/German Federation of Industrial Cooperative Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" (AiF) / in the context of Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)

Practical Development of a Design and Manufacturing Process Suitable for Tailored Fiber Placement /TFP) Using Advanced Topology Optimization Theory (AniDO)
Subproject: Development of an automated path data design tool based on advanced anisotropic topology optimization and its practical verification, 7/2019 - 6/2021
Dr.-Ing. Axel Spickenheuer, Dept. Materials Engineering

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)/ German Federation of Industrial Cooperative Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" (AiF) / Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung (IGF)

IGF/Cornet-397 EBR, AiF Research Council of Textiles (FKT)
Improved sizings for recycled carbon fibres to optimize adhesion with polymer matrices and to improve processing behaviour for composite manufacturing (ReCarboSize), 10/2021 - 9/2023
Dr.-Ing. Christina Scheffler, Dept. Processing Technology

IGF/Cornet-298 EBG, AiF Collective Research, Industry Association for Food Technology and Packing (IVLV)
Method development for the qualitative and quantitative detection of microplastics in foods, causation and preventive measures (microplastic@food),
7/2021 - 6/2023
Dr. Dieter Fischer, Center Macromolecular Structure Analysis

IGF/Cornet-289 EBG, AiF Collective Research, European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working (EBF)
Cold formable Magnesium alloy combined with forming stable anti corrosion powder coating,
3/2021 - 2/2023
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka, Dept. Materials Engineering

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Council (DFG)

Tailored Hybrid Nanomaterials for Plasmon-Mediated Photocatalysis, 1/2022 - 12/2024
Dr. Christian Roßner, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Enzymatic cross-linking of casein nanoparticles across the scales: Fundamental mechanisms and technological potentials, 8/2021 - 7/2024
Prof. Dr. Albena Lederer, Center Macromolecular Structure Analysis

Expanding the matrix space - modulating growth factor signals by cell instructive GAG-peptide hydrogels with customizable viscoelastic properties, 4/2021 - 3/2024
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Air cushioning in drop impact on nonwetting nanoporous surfaces: formation of a novel air film and its influencing factors, 4/2021 - 3/2024
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer, Dept Polymer Interfaces

MUSE: Mechanics of polymers using sensitive molecular force sensors, 2/2022 - 1/2024
Dr.-Ing. Eric Euchler, Dept. Elastomers

Plasmonic-Organic Microcavity Lasers, 2/2021 - 1/2024
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidale Materials
Dr. Tobias König, Dept. Functional Colloidale Materials

Understanding the Biomolecular Corona Formation at the Nano-Bio Interface: Toward the Development of Immune Evasive Nanoparticles, 1/2021 - 12/2023
Dr. Alessia Besford, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Nanoparticle translocation through polymer brush decorated nanochannels: General principles, 10/2020 - 9/2023
Dr. Holger Merlitz, Inst. Theory of Polymers

3D structure and dynamics of plasma-treated polymer materials, 10/2020 - 9/2023
Dr. Mirko Nitschke, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

New electrodes based on polymer-brush-enzyme decorated particles for electrochemical biosensing, 9/2020 - 8/2023
PD Dr. Alla Synytska, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Ultra-soft long range strain and self-powered touch sensors for soft robot segments, 5/2019 - 6/2023
Dr. Amit Das, Dept. Elastomers
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Theory and Simulations of Active Brownian Systems, 5/2020 - 4/2023
Dr. Abhinav Sharma, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Elastomeric Polydimethylsiloxane Endcaps to Achieve Solubility and Melt-Processability, 3/2020 - 2/2023
Dr. Fransiska Lissel, Dept. Polymer Structures

Dynamic surface coatings through the hierarchical self-assembly of responsive colloidal building blocks, 8/2019 -11/2022
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials
Dr. Martin Müller, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

Shape-changing polymer micro-origami with fully reprogrammable spatio-temporal folding, 9/2019 - 8/2022
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

Amphiphilic Fouling-Resistant Surfaces Based on Janus Particles, 9/2019 - 8/2022
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials
PD Dr. Alla Synytska, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Impact of co-nonsolvency effects on dynamic wetting, 6/2019 - 5/2022
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer, Dept. Polymer Interfaces
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials
Dr. Petra Uhlmann, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Kinetics of phase-selektive distribution of hybrid filler systems in heterogenous rubber blends and their synergistic effects on the physical properties, 6/2019 - 5/2022
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Wießner, Dept. Elastomers

Poly(Propyleneimine) Transposon-Nanocarriers for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic DNAs to Tumor Cells, 4/2019 - 3/2022
Dr. Dietmar Appelhans, Dept. Bioactive and responsive Polymers

Internal dynamics in concrete and model systems of concrete: 3D particle tracking, flow and density profiles, 12/2018 - 3/2022
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Molecular analysis of the swelling behavior of polymer model networks, 1/2017 - 3/2022
Dr. Michael Lang, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Optically Reconfigurable Nanoscale Junctions for Organic Electronics, 3/2019 - 2/2022
Dr. Olga Guskova, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Chiral catalysis with hybrid plasmonic nanoparticles, 1/2021 - 12/2021
Dr. Martin Mayer, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

Modeling of strongly coupled magneto-mechanical behaviour in magneto-sensitive elastomers, 7/2014 - 11/2021
PD Dr. Marina Grenzer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Antifouling surfaces with spatially alternating interfacial properties, 12/2018 - 11/2021
Dr. Ralf HelbigInst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Solid Lubrication of Worm Gears based on PTFE, 10/2018 - 9/2021
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka, Dept. Reactive Processing

The formation of wrinkles in anisotropic systems, 9/2017 - /2021
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Coherent energy transfer in a self-assembled plasmonic lattice, 9/2018 - 8/2021
Dr. Tobias König, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Controlled release of volatile mosquito repellents from nanostructured polymers to reduce infectious tropical diseases: Part II: Biocomponent fibers as drug-release device, 7/2018 - 6/2021
Dr. Andreas Leuteritz, Dept. Processing

Reversible Semicrystalline Polymeric Actuators, 5/2018 - 4/2021
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

DFG Colloborative Research Centre (CRC)

CRC 1415
Chemistry of Synthetic Two-Dimensional Materials
subproject: 2D Organic/Metal Halide Materials, 7/2020 - 6/2024
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit, Dept. Polymer Structures
subproject: Wrinkling Metrology and Strain Engineering of 2D Materials, 7/2020 - 6/2024
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

DFG SFB Transregio 127
Biology of xenogeneic cell, tissue and organ transplantation - from bench to bedside;
subproject (with TUD): Porcine islet macroencapsulation - a concept for xenogeneic islet transplantation, 1/2021 - 6/2024
Dr. Petra Welzel, Institut Biofunktionelle Polymermaterialien

DFG SFB Transregio 67

Glycosaminoglycan-poly(ethyleneglycol) hydrogels for improved dermal wound healing, 8/2012 - 6/2021
Exploring synthetic sulfonated hydrogel systems for cutaneous wound healing, 7/2019 - 12/2021
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials
Dr. Uwe Freudenberg, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

DFG Graduate College

Mineral-bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety, subproject: Strain-rate dependent composite behavior of fiber reinforcement in mineral-based matrices, 5/2017 - 6/2026
Dr.-Ing. Christina Scheffler, Dept. Processing Technology

Interactive fiber rubber composites, 11/2018 - 04/2023
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Wießner, Dept. Elastomers
PD Dr. Marina Grenzer, Inst.  Theory of Polymers

European Union

ERC Consolidator Grant
CHIPIN - Tissue-engineering the tumour microenvironment to improve treatment of pancreatic cancer, 4/2021 - 3/2026
Dr. Daniela Lössner, currently Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

ERC Starting Grant
3DPartForm - 3D-printing of Particulate Formulations utilizing polymer microparticle-based voxels, 4/2020 - 3/2025
Dr. Julian Thiele, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

PEPSA-Mate: Nanopeptides and Nanosaccharides for Advanced and Sustainable Materials, 3/2020 - 4/2024
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

InComEss: Innovative polymer-based Composite systems for high-efficient energy scavenging and storage, 3/2020 - 8/2023
Dr.-Ing. Petra Pötschke, Dept. Functional Nanocomposite and Blends

USOME: Advanced Analysis of Polymersome and Exosome Hybrids for Potential Application in Therapeutics and Diagnostics, 10/2020 - 10/2022
Prof. Dr. Albena Lederer, Center Macromolecular Structure Analysis

Other Organisations

VolkswagenStiftung - Volkswagen Foundation

Cell-free enzymatic functionalization of synthetic polymers, 1/2020 - 12/2022
Dr. Julian Thiele, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Self Organization of Cell shape - an essential prerequisite for complex cellular life, 12/2016 - 12/2021
Dr. Lars Renner, Inst. of Biofunfunctional Polymer Materials

Freigeist-Fellowship
Unidirectional Light Propagation in Macroscopic Self-Assembled Gain-Loss Nanomaterials, 8/2017 - 12/2022
Dr. Tobias Anton F. König, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Alexander v. Humboldt Stiftung

Hybrid Cholesteric Hydrogels with Stimulus-Responsive Chiral Plasmonic Structure, 6/2021 - 5/2023
Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Multidimensional Analysis of Chain Walking Polyethylene using High-Precision Separation and Complementary Techniques, 1/2021 - 12/2022
Center Macromolecular Structure Analysis

Design of Anti(bio-Fouling) Block Copolymer Membranes by Molecular functionalization for Clean Water Generation, 7/2019 - 6/2022
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Bioinspired Co-assembled Microscopic Hydrogel Particles as Artifical Photosystem via Droplet Microfluidics, 3/2020 - 2/2022
Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Dynamically Tunable Chiral Plasmonics of Strongly Coupled 3D Nano-Enantiomers, 3/2019 - 02/2022
Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

Nacre-Inspired Stretchable Fibre Electrodes, 5/2018 - 4/2021
Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health (EKFZ)/Technische Universität Dresden

VirChip - Point-of-Care/Need Isothermal RNA/DNA Detection, 7/2020 - 6/2022
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunfunctional Polymer Materials

Smart Catheters: solution for in vivo real time blood testing, 12/2019 - 12/2021
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunfunctional Polymer Materials

Projects supported by the Leibniz Association - Leibniz Competition

 FLI - Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute, Jena
https://www.leibniz-fli.de
XpandHSC - Ex vivo expansion of functional human HSCs to improve therapies of age-associated diseases, 5/2020 - 4/2023
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials