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Albena Lederer is head of the Center Macromolecular Structure Analysis at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, IPF Dresden and holder of SASOL Chair of Analytical Polymer Science at the Department Chemistry and Polymer Science, Stellenbosch University (SU). She is head of the IPF-SU joint reserach group Polymer Separation.

Research focus

• Development of analytical techniques for characterization of complex macromolecular architectures
• Hyphenated separation based on liquid chromatography and field flow fractionation
• Orthogonal analysis for in-depth characterization of functional materials
• Multidetection separation and scattering techniques for polymer conformation analysis
• Advanced analysis for complex polyolefin structures and their modifications
• Novel approaches for characterization of natural polymers for sustainable materials
• Advanced separation for bio-related macromolecular hybrids, self-assemblies and drug-delivery systems