Institute of Polymer Research
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".