Nanostructured Materials

Dr. Petra Uhlmann

Head of the Department Nanostructured Materials
at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.

Hohe Straße 6
01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 4658-236
Fax: +49 (0)351 4658-1326




Claudia Findeisen
Phone: +49 (0)351 4658 300



Areas of Research

The research focus of the department Nanostructured Materials lies on polymer-chemical modification of interfaces and multi-scale structuring of materials.

Core competences:

  • Responsive and functional surfaces and particles. Preparation and application of stimuli-responsive and nanostructured polymer brush layers 
  • Nanostructured polymer surfaces and materials. (macromolecular design, blockcopolymerself-assembly, microporous conjugated polymers, microphaseseparation of copolymers and nanohybridsystems for new applications in catalysis and for biomedical products)
  • Functional materials for application-oriented system integration in biotechnology and cell biology, for energy, microsystems and sensorics

Core methods:

  • Thin film preparation and assembly (bottom-up processes, scalability)
  • Additive manufacturing processes (3D printing, stereolithography)
  • Microfluidics
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometry


Dr. Petra Uhlmann
Dr. Quinn A. Besford
Dr. Christian Roßner
Dr. Petra Uhlmann
Dr. Julian Thiele
Dr. Alexander Münch