The Active Polymers department develops innovative multifunctional plastics (polymers) for medical applications. The research task is the design and synthesis of the new materials for which the synthesis elements, i.e. the required monomers and pre-polymers, are also designed by the staff. The focus is on the use of synthetic starting materials.
Particular attention is paid to the development of stimuli-sensitive polymer systems, i.e. materials that react to external stimuli. The focus here is on the investigation of new materials that move reversibly and on the implementation of new stimuli in the materials and the characterisation of these.
By investigating the optimisation of reactions as well as their upscaling, the department makes a significant contribution to the platform “qualified polymers and test bodies”.