Centre for Functional Materials and Nanotechnology

«Teaching does much, but encouragement does everything.» - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -

Prof. Dr. Christian Adlhart, Head of Centre

Im Fokus We focus on the synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of nanostructured materials such as mesoporous silicates, polymeric Janus nanoparticles, nanofibres, or aerogels. Such materials are used as host-guest systems for sensitive molecules, for smart self-assembling systems, as scaffolds for tissue engineering as well as in the filtration technology.

A part of this centre is the Metrohm endowed professorship.

Sections

  • Functional Materials and Nanotechnology
    We develop nanofiber based aerogels or sponges. Such materials offer a broad range of applications from chemistry to biology: e.g. as aerosol filters, as insulation material, or as scaffolds for tissue engineering.
  • Polymer Chemistry
    We focus on the synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of nanostructured polymeric materials and host-guest systems. This includes the development of new methods based on template syntheses, pseudomorphic transformation, and co-condensation.
  • Methrom endowed professorship
    We focus on the development of interfacial active Janus nanoparticles. They are used for preparing surfactant-free emulsions, stimulus responsive material sand catalysts.
  • Filtration Technology
    The Filtration Technology Research Group develops and tests new adsorption and filtration materials for industrial gas and liquid separation for pharma, food, and water treatment. We also train and advise industrial customers.