Association of Supporters of the IPF

The non-profit association was founded in 1992 to connect friends, staff and partners of the institute. It provides members with information on current IPF research, honors outstanding achievements by scientists of the institute and supports scientific exchange in various formats.

Aims of the association

  • Supporting exchange of information and professional networking in the field of polymer research
  • Awarding of top achievements of IPF scientists: Innovation Award, Doctoral Thesis Award and Professor Franz Brandstetter Award
  • Support of research and conference stays of IPF scientists abroad as well as guest stays of foreign scientists at the IPF
Award winners 2024 (from left to right): Dr. Jens Friedrichs (Innovation Award); Dr. Hidde Vuijk (Doctoral Thesis Award)
Not in picture: Valentine Comoy (Professor Franz Brandstetter Award)

The association membership offers

  • first-hand information on current trends in polymer research and activities of the IPF,
  • personal contacts with IPF staff and members of the Association of Supporters,
  • privileged access to inspiring events,
  • former IPF team members a way to stay connected to the institute and each other.

Members of the Association of Supporters




The Board of the Association:

  • Rui de Oliveira, Ludwigshafen (Chairman of the Association)
  • Dr.-Ing. Ines Kühnert, Dresden (1st Vice-Chairwoman of the Association)
  • Dr. Rolf Albach, Köln (2nd Vice Chairman of the Association)

... and many more

Further information can be found in the current brochure.

If you are interested, please contact

the office of the Association of Supporters of the IPF

Hohe Str. 6
D-01069 Dresden

Antonio Reguero Linares LL. M.
+49 351 4658-213 +49 351 4658-98394