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Dr. Petra Uhlmann

Nanostructured Materials
+49 351 4658 236 +49 351 4658 281

Petra Uhlmann is head of the department Nanostructured Materials, furthermore she holds an adjunct professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraka-Lincoln, USA.

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured surfaces and thin films
  • polymer brushes
  • intelligent, adaptive and switching surfaces
  • physical chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, and polymeric materials
  • Surface functionalization
  • Coatings and surface technology
  • Adsorption phenomena onto polymer surfaces
  • characterization techniques of (nanostructured) surfaces, interfaces and thin films
  • Nano and micro fluidics
  • Intelligent biointerfaces
  • Sensors
  • Nanocatalysts

Other Positions

Dr. Uhlmann holds an adjunct professorship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Department of chemistry), USA

Chair of the board "Combined Surface Technology" of four German Coatings and Thin Films Associations (DFO, DGO, Inplas and EFDS),
Member of the scientific board of Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft für Oberflächenbehandlung e.V. (DFO), Neuss, Germany
Member of the cooperation network "Functional Surfaces" (fotec)


AiF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Industrieller Forschung, Germany), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reviewer for more than 15 journals devoted to material science and physico-chemistry from  ACS, Wiley VCH, Elsevier, Springer and others


Physiko-Chemistry of Interfaces, Protein Adsorption