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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)/ German Academic Exchange Service

Experimental and numerical characterization methods for variable-axial reinforce, 1/2023 - 12/2024
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Spickenheuer, Dept. Materials Engineering

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action/ 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)

Modeling of azopolymer surface restructuring under complex irradiation patterns, 10/2023 - 9/2026
PD Dr. Marina Grenzer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Exploring the Physics of Polymer-Assisted Condensation: A Polymer Physics Concept for Biomolecular Condensates, 9/2023 - 8/2026
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Conductive polymer hydrogels combining tunable electrical conductivity and biomolecular affinity for multimodal in vitro stimulation, 4/2023 - 3/2026
Dr. Christoph Tondera, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Novel responsive and biodegradable hydrogels from radical ring-opening polymerisation and their in-depth characterisation using advanced light scattering, 2/2023 - 1/2026
Dr. Jens Gaitzsch, Dept. Bioactive and responsive Polymers

Beyond uni-directional hierarchical wrinkle formation, 1/2023 - 12/2025
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Impact of co-nonsolvency effects on dynamic wetting, 6/2019 - 8/2025
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer, Dept. Polymer Interfaces
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials
Dr. Petra Uhlmann, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Viscoelastic microbead stress sensors and validation based on organoid mechanobiology, 7/2022 - 6/2025
Dr. Nicole Träger, Institute of Biofunctinal Polymer Materials

Self-Powered, Hybrid Triboelectric-Piezoresistive Tactile Sensor array-based Artificial Skin for Soft Robots, 6/2022 - 5/2025
Dr. Amit Das, Reseach Division Elastomers
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Bacteriophage loaded polyelectrolyte coatings for the reduction of implant-associated infections, 4/2022 - 3/2025
Dr. Martin Müller, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

3D structure and dynamics of plasma-treated polymer materials, 10/2020 - 3/2025
Dr. Mirko Nitschke, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Mechanofluorescent Surfaces for Investigating Microscopic Contact Forces at Aqueous Interfaces, 3/2022 - 2/2025
Dr. Quinn Alexander Besford, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Solid Lubrication of Worm Gears based on PTFE, 10/2018 - 2/2025
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka, Dept. Reactive Processing

Verifying the precision of complex polyolefin structures, 2/2022 - 1/2025
-Weave Lead Agency Inititative, Cooperation with GACR (Czech Republic)-
Prof. Dr. Albena Lederer, Center Macromolecular Structure Analysis

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 Colloidal Materials
Dr. Tobias König, Dept. Functional Colloidal 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

Kinetics of phase-selektive distribution of hybrid filler systems in heterogenous rubber blends and their synergistic effects on the physical properties, 6/2019 - 9/2023
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Wießner, Dept. Elastomers

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

Shape-changing polymer micro-origami with fully reprogrammable spatio-temporal folding, 9/2019 - 6/2023
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

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

Amphiphilic Fouling-Resistant Surfaces Based on Janus Particles, 9/2019 - 3/2023
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials
PD Dr. Alla Synytska, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Dynamic surface coatings through the hierarchical self-assembly of responsive colloidal building blocks, 8/2019 -3/2023
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials
Dr. Martin Müller, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

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

Electrospun Nanofibers with Embedded York-Shell Particles for Catalytic Applications, 3/2017 - 2/2023
Dr. Andriy Horechyy, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

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 Graduate College

Supracolloidal Structures: From Materials to Optical and Electronic Devices, 4/2022 - 9/2026
TP: Understanding charge transport in hybrid colloidal nanowires
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials
TP: Defined conjugated polymer nanostructures through self-assembly
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit, Dept Polymer Structures

Mineral-bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety, 5/2017 - 4/2026
subproject: Strain-rate dependent composite behavior of fiber reinforcement in mineral-based matrices,
subproject: Fiber and interphase modification for energy adsorption at high strain rates
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

Hydrogel-Based Microsystems, 10/2013 - 2/2023
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit, Dept. Bioactive und responsive Polymers
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Heisenberg professorship

In silico - From theoretical models to bio-inspired materials, 8/2023 - 5/2025
Prof. Dr. Arash Nikoubashman, 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
Prof. 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

ERC Starting Grant
IntegraBrain - Integrated Implant Technology for Multi-modal Brain Interfaces, 6/2023 - 6/2024
Prof. Ivan Minev, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

DELIGHT - Designing of multifunctional nanomaterials for light-driven innovation technologies, 1/2024 - 12/2027
Prof. Andreas Fery, Dept. Functional Colloidal Materials

FITNESS - Flexible IntelligenT NEar-field Sensing Skins, 4/2023 - 3/2027
Dr. Franziska Lissel, Dept. Polymer Structures

ESiM - Energy Storage in Molecules, 4/2022 - 3/2026
Dr. Franziska Lissel, Dept. Polymer Structures

PEPSA-Mate: Nanopeptides and Nanosaccharides for Advanced and Sustainable Materials, 3/2020 - 8/2025
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Design2Guide - Cell-instructive matrices to reconstruct tumour tissues, 1/2024 - 6/2025
Prof. Daniela Lössner, (currently Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)
Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

InComEss: Innovative polymer-based Composite systems for high-efficient energy scavenging and storage, 3/2020 - 2/2024
Dr.-Ing. Petra Pötschke, Dept. Functional Nanocomposite and Blends

Other Organisations

VolkswagenStiftung - Volkswagen Foundation

Freigeist-Fellowship
Unidirectional Light Propagation in Macroscopic Self-Assembled Gain-Loss Nanomaterials, 8/2017 - 12/2025
Dr. Tobias Anton F. König, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Self Organization of Cell shape - an essential prerequisite for complex cellular life, 12/2016 - 1/2023
Dr. Lars Renner, Inst. of Biofunfunctional Polymer Materials

Cell-free enzymatic functionalization of synthetic polymers, 1/2020 - 8/2023
Dr. Julian Thiele, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Alexander v. Humboldt Stiftung

Design of Anti(bio-Fouling) Block Copolymer Membranes by Molecular functionalization for Clean Water Generation, 7/2019 - 6/2024
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

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

Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

Exploration Grant: Toward Point-of-Action Diagnostics: Consistent Colorimetric Biosensing with Plasmonic Nanoparticles, 10/2022 - 3/2024
Dr. Christian Roßner, 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 - 6/2023
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunfunctional Polymer Materials

Projects supported by the Leibniz Association - Leibniz Competition

https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

uTissueFab - Multiphasic hydrogels for high throughput human in vitro tissue and disease models, 1/2022 - 5/2025
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

TROPOS - Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig
https://www.tropos.de
AirPlast - Abundance and Fate of Synthetic Materials in Atmospheric sub-10 m Particles, 5/2022 - 4/2025
Dr. Dieter Fischer, Center Macromelecular Structure Analysis

IVW - Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern
https://www.ivw.uni-kl.de
ML4ProcessSimulation - Machine Learning for Simulation Intelligence in Composite Process Design, 1/2022 - 12/2024
Dr.-Ing. Christina Scheffler, Dept. Processing Technology
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

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 - 4/2024
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials