Dresden Science Night

We would like to thank somwhat more than 1000 visitors who came to our institute for the Dresden Science Night on June 30, 2023.

It was a great evening - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The next Dresden Science Night is scheduled for June 14, 2024.

The solutions of the quiz:
Children's quiz - Quiz
The winners are: Edgar S., Emmy B., Helene L. und Svea S.

We had informed before and during the event that IPF photographs to the Long Night. For questions regarding data protection and to exercise your rights, please contact us or contact the data protection officer of the IPF (Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz). In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority at any time.

Visitor survey

The organizers are looking forward to feedback on how you liked it. The best way to enter them is via the visitor survey.


For sustainability reasons, there will be NO printed program booklets.
The full program can be viewed via the website
You may search and filter the program in different ways, and you may create, download and print you individual list.

Program at the IPF - English version

NEW: Science Slam

10-minutes presentations on Polymers & Medicine

Andrea Koball: Enzymatische Kaskadenreaktionen - ein vielversprechender Ansatz für die Arzneimittelsynthese
Krishna Gupta: DNA as a Building Block for Healthcare Innovations
Yu-Hsuan Peng: The Gel-icious Recipe: How Hydrogels Help Grow Cells
Tyler Harmon: How cells may be building micrometer assembly lines

20:00, Konferenzsaal

Childrens' program

17:00 to about 22:00Do-it-yourself experiments: Polymer synthesis and hands-on physics

In addition, many of the presentations in the lab are well suited for children.

Open labs and pilot plants

The following topics will be presented on site in the laboratories and pilot plants:

  • Plastics processing: injection molding and digital model factory
  • Laser processing of plastics - NEW
  • Analysis of microplastics in the environment and foodstuffs
  • Chromatography laboratory
  • Light microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy/Wrinkles at surfaces
  • Mechanical materials testing
  • Functional electronic materials: Harvesting solar energy - NEW
  • Blood compatibility in materials for medicine
  • Innovative wound dressings - how biomaterial support healing - NEW
  • Point-of-care diagnostics - control and combat infections - NEW
  • DNA - unlocking the secrets of life - NEW
  • Separation and degradation of pollutants in water with polyelectrolytes
  • Filtration membranes for water treatment
  • Plasmonic materials/optical electronics
  • Plastic metallization with bionic concepts "with flora and fauna"
  • Sustainable materials development with accelerated electrons
  • Embroidered high-tech structures: from implants to aircraft
  • Recycling: from yogurt cup to sock (granulating, spinning) - NEW
  • Nanotechnology: Polymer brushes and nanoparticles for self-cleaning or sensory surfaces and for new cancer therapies - NEW

Further activities and offers

  • Check your chances: Information on vocational training at the IPF (Chemical laboratory technician and Process mechanic for plastics and rubber technology)
  • Exhibition SciArt: Introduction of Polymer Science Language to Broader Chemical Community through Arts (SciArt)“ - under the auspices of IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
  • Opportunity to visit the art installation at the interior facade "Androgyn Mobil" by Sándor Dóró (mentioned in the book "111 Orte in Dresden, die man gesehen haben muss")
  • Show Room with interactive exhibit: Surface structuring using microfolds, Structure simulation in plastics technology, Optimised light-weight clinching tool, etc.
  • 18:00 to 20:00: Guitar music from pop to jazz by Frank & Michael from the IPF
  • Quiz
  • Beer garden / Bake sale



Past Dresden Science Nights