Helmholtz Research Field: Information

Institute of Membrane 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

Focus of the research at the Institute of Membrane 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 "Materials Systems Engineering" programme which is integrated in the Helmholtz research area "Information".

Latest Publications

Published in Macromolecular Reaction Engineering :

Model‐Assisted Optimization of RAFT Polymerization in Micro‐Scale Reactors—A Fast Screening Approach

Kandelhard_Jan2021_Macromol. React. Eng.

Authors: Felix Kandelhard, Karina Schuldt, Juliane Schymura, Prokopios Georgopanos, Volker Abetz

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Dr. Prokopios Georgopanos


Dr. Prokopios Georgopanos

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2420
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Latest Publications

Published in Chemistry Teacher International :

Fabrication and function of polymer membranes

Chemistry Teacher International_Abetz_Jan 2021

Authors: Volker Abetz, Torsten Brinkmann, Mustafa Sözbilir

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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Latest Publications

Published in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics :

Polymerizations by RAFT: Developments of the Technique and Its Application in the Synthesis of Tailored (Co)polymers

Semsarilar_Abetz_ Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics Jan 2021

Authors: Mona Semsarilar, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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Latest Publications

Published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications :

Nonionic UCST–LCST Diblock Copolymers with Tunable Thermoresponsiveness Synthesized via PhotoRAFT Polymerization

Xu_Abetz_Jan2021_Macromol. Rapid Comm.

Authors: Jingcong Xu, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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Latest Publications

Published in Membranes :

Spraying of Ultrathin Isoporous Block Copolymer Membranes—A Story about Challenges and Limitations

Bucher_Membranes_Dez 2020

Authors: Thomas Bucher, Juliana Isabel Clodt, Clarissa Abetz, Barbara Bajer, Volkan Filiz

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2425
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Latest Publications

Published in Polymers :

Modification of poly(4-methyl-2-pentyne) in the supercritical fluid medium for selective membrane separation of CO2 from various gas mixtures

Graphical Abstract from: Polevaya_Polymers_Okt. 2020

Authors: Viktoriya Polevaya, Anton Vorobei, Andrey Gavrikov, Samira Matson, Olga Parenago, Sergey Shishatskiy, Valeriy Khotimskiy

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Dr. Torsten Brinkmann


Dr. Torsten Brinkmann

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2400
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