Institute of Polymer Research

Laboratory for anionic polymerisation  more

Precision work: casting of membranes  more

Blockcopolymer membrane  more

Scanning electron microscope  more

Polymer processing by extrusion  more

Pilot plant for CO2/N2 separation  more

Membranes - Materials and Processes

Focus of the research at the Institute of Polymer Research are membranes for applications in separation. Due to the interdisciplinary integration of material sciences and engineering, our research covers the full spectrum from basic research to industrial application. The latest equipment and methods for the synthesis, characterization and processing of polymers, as well as for membrane preparation, module development and design, and modelling of separation processes substantiate our competence in the field of polymer science and membranes.

The Institute has about 50 employees, of which a quarter are Ph.D. and Master students training in collaboration with various universities.

The majority of our research activities is part of the "Advanced Engineering Materials" programme which is integrated in the Helmholtz research area "Key Technologies".

Latest Publications

Published in Science Advances:

Claisen thermally rearranged (CTR) polymers

Animation von Judith zum Thermal Rearrangement Okt. 2015

Authors: Alberto Tena, Sofia Rangou, Sergey Shishatskiy, Volkan Filiz, Volker Abetz

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz

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Latest Publications

Published in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control :


Pilot Scale Separation of CO2 from Power Plant Flue Gases by Membrane Technology

Int. J. of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016 Pohlmann


Authors: Jan Pohlmann, Martin Bram, Kai Wilkner, Torsten Brinkmann

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Dr. Torsten Brinkmann


Dr. Torsten Brinkmann

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Latest Publications

Published in European Polymer Journal :

Formation of High Thermally Stable Isoporous Integral Asymmetric Block Copolymer Membranes

EPJ Höhme Okt. 2016_Graph. Abstract

Authors: Christian Höhme, Janina Hahn, Brigitte Lademann, Andreas Meyer, Barbara Bajer, Clarissa Abetz, Volkan Filiz, Volker Abetz

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2425
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