Polymer Interfaces

Dr. Günter K. Auernhammer

Head of the Department Polymer Interfaces
at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.

Hohe Straße 6
01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 4658-486
Fax: +49 (0)351 4658-474




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



Areas of Research

In the focus of the studies of the department of Polymer Interfaces is the deep understanding of interfacial properties and based on that the development of strategies to tailor interfacial phenomena such as adhesion, cohesion (in composites and multi-component polymeric systems), wetting, friction and tribology. Therefore we use a broad material, structural and functional characterization of interfaces, which combines spectroscopic with physico-chemical methods and direct force measurements. Moreover we develop novel chemical approaches for the modification and design of interfaces using polymer grafting, polymer-brush-modification, coatings with core-shell hybrid colloids or plasma-modification.

Dr. Günter Auernhammer
Dr. Frank Simon
Dr. Anett Müller
Dr. Ilka Hermes