Cross section of a porous microparticle (SEM-image)
We are engaged in the processing and development of new multifunctional polymer materials with adjustable properties for use in biomedicine. One focus is on polymer processing technologies based on so-called integrated processes that combine design and functionalization or modification. The basic research on the structure-property relationship of polymers at different length scales from molecule to component is of particular interest to our department.
Another focus is the design of material surfaces in order to control the interaction with cells, proteins and physiological fluids. In this context we apply in particular micro-and nanostructures and molecular polymer layers and explore these polymeric surfaces via microscopic techniques in terms of their structure, chemical composition and mechanical properties.