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 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics:

Structure Formation of Binary Blends of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers in Solution and in Bulk

SetCards Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2017 Radjabian Apr 2017

Authors: Maryam Radjabian, Clarissa Abetz, Birgit Fischer, Andreas Meyer, Brigitte Lademann, 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 Composites Science and Technology:

Improvement of mechanical properties by a polydopamine interface in highly filled
hierarchical composites of titanium dioxide particles and poly(vinyl butyral)


SetCards Composite Science and Technology Apr. 2017 Prokopios Georgopanos

Authors: Prokopios Georgopanos, Eduard Eichner, Volkan Filiz, Ulrich A. Handge, Gerold A. Schneider, Stefan Heinrich, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
Email contact

Latest Publications

Published in Polymer:


A correlation between structural features of an amphiphilic diblock copolymer in solution and the structure of the porous surface in an integral asymmetric membrane

Bild Polymer Mai 2017 Sofia Dami

Authors: Sofia Dami, Clarissa Abetz, Birgit Fischer, Maryam Radjabian, Prokopios Georgopanos, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
Email contact