Albena Lederer is a scientist in the Analytical Department of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at IPF Dresden and head of the Polymer Separation Group. She is extraordinary professor at the Department Chemistry and Polymer Science of the Stellenbosch University.

Research activities


Characterization Techniques

  • Size exclusion chromatography of polymers, SEC 

SEC coupled to different detectors: RI, UV, Visco, SLS, DLS, MALDI-TOF MS
organic and aqueous
high temperature and temperature dependent SEC

  • Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation, AF4

aqueous and organic
with UV-Vis, SLS and DLS detection

  • Gas Chromatography

Headspace GC-MS
Pyrolysis GC-MS 

  • Solution viscosity
  • Elution Fractionation
  • Static and dynamic light scattering
  • Complementary methods

SANS, AFM, SEM, Zetapotential determination, NMR and FTIR spectroscopy, MALDI-TOF MS, Thermal analysis