Research Projects

Current projects

  • "Bulgarian cultural heritage - methodology for investigation of organic materials", founded by National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education Youth and Science. Partners: Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Sofia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Arts, Sofia; National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia, since 01/2019 (Dr. Fischer, Dr. Lederer)
  • BMBF joint project: Bioinspired molecular self-assembly of donor-acceptor networks of organic solar cells (InspirA), Subproject: Intermolecular interaction, molecular ordering and nanophase separation in thin films for OPV,  (Dr. Eichhorn, Dr. E. Bittrich, Dr. Uhlmann, Heliatek GmbH, SYNTHON Chemical GmbH & CoKG, University Jena), 8/2017 - 1/2020
  • BONUS BLUE BALTIC: MICROPOLL - Multilevel assessment of microplastics and associated pollutants in the Baltic Sea (Leibniz-IOW + 6 int. partners), IPF sub-project: identification and quantification of microplastics from field samples (Dr. Fischer, Dr. Brandt, A. Käppler, Dr. Eichhorn), 7/2017 - 6/2020
  • BMBF-FONA: Microcatch_Balt: Determination of inland sources and sinks of microplastics and the relevant fate processes on its pathways to the open Baltic Sea within the exemplary Warnow catchment area (Leibniz-IOW + 4 nat. partners ), IPF sub-project: spectroscopic identification and quantification of microplastics in environmental samples (Dr. Fischer, F. Fischer), 09/2017-09/2020;
  • BMBF-FONA: PLASTRAT Strategies for the reduction of urban plastic emissions into limnic systems. (UBW München + 9 partners, 10 associates) IPF sub-project: spectroscopic identification and quantification of microplastics in aqueous and sludge samples (Dr. Fischer, F. Fischer), 2017-2020;
  • BMBF-FONA: PLAWES Contamination of Microplastics in the Model System Weser - Wadden Sea National Park: a Cross-ecosystem Approach (University of Bayreuth + 5 nat. partners) IPF sub-project: spectroscopic identification and quantification of microplastics in air samples (Dr. Fischer), 2017-2020
  • DFG project:   Branching design in polyolefins by catalyst variation. Theory meets experiment. Collaboration with Institute Theory of Polymers, IPF Dresden e.V. and Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, since 02/2015
  • DAAD project: PPP-Bulgaria Application of the AF4 for polymeric drug-delivery systems Collaboration with Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia University, since 05/2014

Completed projects

  • National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education Youth and Science Creation of spezialized electronic library for art investigation, identification and conservation of Bulgarian cultural heritage. Collaboration: Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry (IOCCP) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, University of Sofia “St. Kl. Ohidski” (SU), the National Art Academy (NAA),  02/2015 - 01/2018
  • Erforschung historischer Konservierungsmethoden für Glasfenster: Ein Beitrag zu Erhaltung mitteralterlicher Glasmalerei einschließlich der Ergänzungen aus dem 19. Jahrhundert im Naumburger Dom; HfBK Dresden, Studiengang Restaurierung (Pro. Dr. Ch. Herm); IPF Dresden e.V. (Dr. D. Fischer), Forschungspartner: Restaurierungstheam K. Rahforth, N Sterzing, I. Trappiel, Vereinigte Domstifter zu Merseburg und Naumburg und des Kollegiatstifts Zeitz, 01.08.2016 - 30.11.2018
  • EU-IP (Integrated Project): Innovative sensor-based processing technology of nanostructured multifunctional hybrids and composites (MULTIHYBRIDS) Project Leader of SP 3: Materials from preformed nanofillers Collaboration in SP 1: Nanofactory assesment and SP 3: Post production analysis (Dr. D. Fischer), 2007 - 2010
  • DPI project #602 BranChar "Synthesis of Well Defined Branched Architectures for Method Development in Polymer Characterization" (Dutch Polymer Institute / Dr. A. Lederer), 10/2006 - 12/2010
  • Materials World Network (DFG/NSF(USA)): Design of new responsive materials based on functional polymer brushes for smart tuning and sensoring of proteins and particles adsorption (Dr. Eichhorn, Prof. Stamm, Dr. Uhlmann (IPF Dresden) + Dr. K. Hinrichs/Prof. N. Esser ISAS Berlin; Prof. M. Müller/Göttingen University; Prof. S. Minko, Prof. I. Luzinov (USA), 2007 - 2010
  • DFG joint project "Confinement effects on the molecular dynamics of polymers with special architectures" (Dr. Eichhorn /IPF, Prof. Kremer / University of Leipzig), 2007 – 2010
  • DAAD project “Thermosets with improved toughness by using new functional hyperbranched precursors” with Universitat Rovila I Virgili, Tarragona / Prof. A. Serra 2008-2009 (PD Dr. A. Lederer/IPF and Prof. A. Serra/URV
  • DFG Project “Molecular characterization and structural identification of branched macromolecules” (PD Dr. A. Lederer) 2004-2008
  • Materials World Network (DFG/NSF) "Switchable polymer interfaces for bottom-up stimulation of mamalian cells" (Dr. Eichhorn, Prof. Stamm, Dr. Uhlmann / IPF Dresden; Dr. K. Hinrichs, Prof. N. Esser / ISAS Berlin; Prof. M. Müller / Göttingen University; Prof. S Minko, Prof. I. Luzinov, Prof. A. Revzin /USA); 2012 - 2014
  • Project supported by DAAD PPP: “Application of the AF4 for polymeric drug-delivery systems” (PD Dr. A. Lederer, Dr. S. Boye/IPF in cooperation with Prof. Dr. E. Vassileva / Laboratory on Polymers Sofia University), 2014-2015
  • Project with Evonik Industries AG in collaboration with KIT and Australian National University: “Thermally reversible polymerization for self-healing materials” (PD Dr. A. Lederer, J. Brandt / IPF; in cooperation with Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik / KIT; and Prof. M.L. Coote / ANU) 2013-2015
  • Partner of Heliatek GmbH within the BMBF joint project „Transparent OPV-product for glass fronts (TOP); Subproject: Transparent OPV foil system, Topic: Analytics of the foil systems and organic layer stacks (Dr. Eichhorn, Dr. E. Bittrich, Dr. Uhlmann), 2015 - 2018
  • Project supported by the Leibniz Association: ”MikrOMIK: Microplastic as vector for microbial populations in the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea”, sub project: “Identification and Quantification of Microplastic in the Baltic Sea” (Dr. K.-J. Eichhorn, A. Käppler, Dr. D. Fischer, Dr. M. Malanin, Prof. B. Voit / IPF; in cooperation with Prof. Laforsch / Uni Bayreuth; Dr. G. Gerdts, Dr. M. Löder / AWI Helgoland; Dr. B. Scholz-Böttcher / Uni Oldenburg); 2014 - 2017; more informations: