The group is part of the Materials Chemistry research program of the Department of Chemistry. Our research combines modern 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.
Novel functional polymer materials
We employ modern polymerization methods and versatile polymer postmodification reactions to build up complex, yet defined polymer...