Polymers are an essential part of our modern society. They perform critical functions in food technology and safety, transportation, information technology, clothing, sports and leisure activities, and other daily necessities such as cosmetics and hygiene products. Also, modern medicine is essentially unthinkable without polymers; life is impossible without polymers.
Our research combines synthetic polymer chemistry, fundamental polymer physics, and colloid chemistry. We master modern synthetic techniques and aim to construct materials with new functionalities. Self-assembling processes of amphiphilic aqueous polymers, as well as their response to temperature, light, magnetic field, pH, and ionic strength are the essential topics. In addition, inorganic/organic/bio hybrid nanomaterials are synthesized and characterized. Methods of polymer characterization are of high standard, including spectroscopic, scattering, rheological, and calorimetric techniques.