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HIGHLIGHTED: 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 Schwarz, Dept. Polyelectrolytes and Dispersions

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 - 1/2021
Dr. Jochen Meier-Haack, Dept. Reactive Processing

A physiological wound dressing material based on a hydrogel-polymer composite for continuous in-situ therapy monitoring, 4/2019 - 12/2020
Dr. Cordelia Zimmerer, Dept. Reactive Processing

Strategies for the reduction of urban plastic emissions into limnic systems
sub-project: Development of a measurement method for the identification and quantification of microplastics in aquatic samples, 9/2017 - 8/2020
Dr. Dieter Fischer, Dept. Analytics

MicroCatch_Balt - One System: Analysing Microplastic Sinks and Sources from a typical Catchment area to the open Baltic, 08/2017 - 7/2020
Dr. Dieter Fischer, Dept. Analytics

BONUS BLUE BALTIC: MICROPOLL - Multilevel assessment of microplastics and pollutants in hthe Baltic Sea
sub-project: Identification and quantification of microplastics from field samples, 7/2017 - 6/2020
Dr. Dieter Fischer, Dept. Analytics

Suitable and effective Sorbents for Water Treatment and Medical Applications, 6/2019 - 5/2020
Dr. Simona Schwarz, Dept. Polyelectrolytes and Dispersions

Sustainable reactive compounding of polymer nanoclay composites, 4/2017 - 3/2020
Carsten Zschech, Dept. Reactive Processing

Leibniz Research Cluster:  (Bio-)Synthetic Multifunctional Micro-Production Units - New Ways for Drug Development, 4/2015 - 3/2020
Prof. Dr. Manfred Stamm, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

CNT-Membranes: Nanoporous membranes with high specific flow based on oriented CNTs for energy-efficient processing of waste and process waters from oil and gas industry, 3/2017 - 2/2020
Dr. Lothar Jakisch, Dept. Functional Nanocomposites and Blends
Dr. Jochen Meier-Haack, Dept. Reactive Processing

ISOMAT - Intelligent Sorption Materials for Water Treatment, 10/2018 - 1/2020
Dr. Simona Schwarz, Dept. Polyelectrolytes and Dispersions
Dr. Dana Schwarz, Dept. Polyelectrolytes and Dispersions

Excellency and technological application of battery research - ExcellentBattery, 6/2013 - 9/2019
Prof. Dr. Manfred Stamm, Dept. Nanostructured Materials
Frau Dr. Petra Uhlmann, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

3Dfor3M: Additive Manufacturing for Medicine, Microsystems and intelligent Materials, 9/2018 - 8/2019
Dr. Julian Thiele, Dept. Nanostructured Materials
Stefan Schwurack, Dept. Research Planning and Coordination

Material and process development for the efficient production of the large scale bipolar battery EMBATT, 7/2016 - 6/2019
PD Dr. Doris Pospiech, Dept. Polymer Structures
Dr. Petra Pötschke, Dept. Functional Nanocomposites and Blends

Carbon Concrete Composite - C3
Development of commingled yarns with thermoplastic binder filaments, 4/2017 - 3/2019
Dr.-Ing. Christina Scheffler, Dept. 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. Mechanics and Composite Materials

Integration of a structural health monitoring system for organo sheets based on conductive polymer coatings with carbon nanotubes (OrganoSens)
Subproject: Development of nanostructured sensor fibres for the functionalization of organo sheets, 11/2017 - 10/2019
Dr.-Ing. Christina Scheffler, Dept. Processing

CFRP ankle-foot orthosis with a novel return spring component and automated but individual manufacturing using tailored fiber placement (FlexOr), 8/2017 - 6/2019
Dr.-Ing. Axel Spickenheuer, Dept. Mechanics and Composite Materials

Development of a novel zeta potential measurement system;
Subproject: Basic investigation of electrokinetic processes in systems relevant for practical applications, 5/2017 - 2/2019
Dr. Astrid Drechsler, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

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

Development of responsive Janus particles for the multiple use of immobilized enzymes in the textile industry, 1/2017 - 12/2019
Dr. Alla Synytska, Dept., Polymer Interfaces

Self stratifying powder coatings, 2/2017 - 7/2019
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka, Dept. Reactive Processing

Improvement of lacquer adhesion on polypropylene materials by investigation of the influence of additives, 10/2016 - 3/2019
Kathrin Estel, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft/German Research Council (DFG)

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

Shape-changing polymer micro-origami with fully reprogrammable spatio-temporal folding, 9/2019 - 8/2022
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Nanostructured 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
Dr.-Ing. Sven Wießner, Dept. Elastomers

Ultra-soft long range strain and self-powered touch sensors for soft robot segments, 5/2019 - 4/2022
Dr. Amit Das, Dept. Elastomers
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

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

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

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

Internal dynamics in concrete and model systems of concrete: 3D particle tracking, flow and density profiles, 12/2018 - 5/2021
Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

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

Development of a Transplantation Platform Technology Applicate to Improving Graft Survival in the Brain, 3/2017 - 2/2019
Dr. Ben Newland, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

The formation of wrinkles in anisotropic systems, 9/2017 - 8/2020
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Modeling of strongly coupled magneto-mechanical behaviour in magneto-sensitive elastomers, 7/2014 - 7/2020
PD Dr. Marina Grenzer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Polymer brushes in competing solvents: phase transitions and switching, 7/2017 - 6/2020
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Electrospun Nanofibers with Embedded York-Shell Particles for Catalytic Applications, 3/2017 - 2/2020
Dr. Andriy Horechyy, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Investigations on the dynamics of polyelectrolyte multilayers by spin-labeling and EPR spectroscopy, 3/2017 - 2/2020
Dr. Uwe Lappan, Dept. Polyelectrolytes and Dispersions

Hydrodynamic reinforcement in filled polymer systems: numerical simulations and non-linear modeling, 1/2017 -12/2019
PD Dr. Marina Grenzer, Inst. Theory of Polymers

3D measurement of field-induced deformations in magnetic hybrid materials, 2/2018 - 1/2020
Dr. Günter Auernhammer, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

Molecular analysis of the swelling behavior of polymer model networks, 1/2017 - 12/2019
Dr. Michael Lang, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Structure-property-correlations in nanostructured block copolymer/carbon nanotube composites with selective localization of the nanofillers within the phase morphology, 5/2015 - 4/2019
Dr. Ulrike Staudinger, Dept. Functional Nanocomposites and Blends

Molecular design of novel polymer materials based on bottlebrush macromolecules, 3/2017 - 2/2019
Dr. Jaroslaw Paturej, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Bridging molecular orientation and isomerization state with macro-deformation in photoactive azobenzene-containing materials, 3/2016 - 2/2019
Dr. Olga Guskova, Inst. Theory of Polymers

Acid gelation of enzymatically cross-linked caseins: from molecular level to network formation, 8/2015 - 2/2019
PD Dr. Albena Lederer, Dept. Analytics

Gene expression in microgels: The effect cytosol crowding and cytoplasm organization on cellular function, 2/2016 - 1/2019
Dr. Julian Thiele, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

DFG Transregio 67

Glycosaminoglycan-poly(ethyleneglycol) hydrogels for improved dermal wound healing, 8/2012 - 6/2021
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials
Dr. Uwe Freudenberg, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

DFG Graduate College

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

Mineral-bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety,
subproject: Strain-rate dependent composite behavior of fiber reinforcement in mineral-based matrices, 5/2017 - 10/2021
Dr.-Ing. Christina Scheffler, Dept. Processing

European Union

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

FLIPT - FLow Induced Phase Transitions, A new low energy paradigm for polymer processing, 9/2016 - 12/2019
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer, Inst. Theroy of Polymers

BioSmartTrainee - Training in Bio-Inspired Design of Smart Adhesive Materials, 10/2015 - 9/2019
Dr. Alla Synytska, Dept. Polymer Interfaces

LASER4FUN - European ESRs Network on short pulsed laser micro/nanostructuring of surfaces, 9/2015 - 8/2019
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Inst. of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB)

Funded by the European Funding for Regional Development (EFRE) and the Free State of Saxony.

Technology development for the fabrication of pultruded hybrid profiles;
Subproject: Basic powder coating formulation as adhesive layer for hybride materials via pultrusion technology, 9/2017 - 8/2019
Dr. Michaela Gedan-Smolka, Dept. Reactive Processing

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 - 11/2021
Dr. Lars Renner, Inst. of Biofunfunctional Polymer Materials

3D printing of particulate formulations utilizing microgel-based voxels, 1/2019 - 672020
Dr. Julian Thiele, Dept. Nanostuctured Materials
Dr. Carola Graf, Dept. Nanostructured 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

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

Dynamically Tunable Chiral Plasmonics of Strongly Coupled 3D Nano-Enantiomers, 3/2019 - 02/2021
Ziwei Zhou, Abt. Nanostrukturierte Materialien

Optically and Magnetically Responsive Three- Dimensional Printed Nanocomposite Hydrogels, 5/2018 - 7/2020
Prof. Dr. Joseph Tracy, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Nacre-Inspired Stretchable Fibre Electrodes, 5/2018 - 4/2020
Dr. Soosang Chae, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Enhanced Hot Carriers Extraction by collective plasmonic resonances, 2/2018 - 2/2020
Dr. Charlene Ng, Dept. Nanostructured Materials

Mechanically strong and electrically conductive graphene/polamer nanocomposites through in-situ reduction of graphene oxide upon microwave irradiation, 3/2018 - 8/2019
Exploring new methods for preparing flexible and conductive polymer nanocomposites, 8/2019 - 12/2019
Dr. Jianwei Zhang, Dept. Functional Nanocomposite and Blends

Development of a 3D free fiber placement process based on a rapid consolidation of the thermoset matrix for manufacture of complex composite structures, 4/2017 - 3/2019
Dr. José Humberto Santos Almeida Júnior, Dept. Mechanics and Composite Materials