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Graphene nanoribbons: it's all about the edges

March 24, 2016
Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the Technical University of Dresden have for the first time succeeded in producing graphene nanoribbons with perfect zigzag edges from molecules. Electrons on these zigzag edges exhibit different (and coupled) rotational directions (“spin”). This could make graphene nanoribbons the material of choice for electronics of the future, so-called spintronics. [more]
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Clarissa Schönecker receives Alfred Kuhlenkamp prize 2015

March 14, 2016
For her research on the flow phenomena, the VDE/VDI-Society Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM) awards the 3,000 euro-worth prize to the scientist of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P). [more]
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Discovering new molecules on the computer

March 07, 2016
Dr. Tristan Bereau, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz, has received a grant over 916,000 euros from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for his project on computer simulations of biomolecules using coarse-grained models. Enrolled in the DFG's Emmy Noether Programme since March 1, 2016, the French physicist leads an independent research group at the MPI-P that focuses on identifying compounds with specific biochemical functions. After a positive evaluation of the first three years, the grant will be extended for another two years with an additional amount of 415,000 euros. [more]
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Working at the MPI-P: Refugees inform themselves about internship opportunities

March 02, 2016
In addition to the many scientists, various different occupational groups work at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P). At a career fair for refugees hosted by the Employment Agency Mainz, the MPI-P presented possible ways to enter the German job market by interning at the institute. [more]

Opening of Center for Translational Nanomedicine in Mainz

February 25, 2016
Interdisciplinary research in materials science and medicine combines synthetic chemistry with applications in biomedicine. [more]

Stealth effect of nanocarriers for drug delivery vehicles conferred more efficiently

February 15, 2016
Scientists of the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) decipher stealth effect of nanocarriers evading clearance by the immune system. [more]

New research group for light-controlled organization of cell-like compartments

February 04, 2016
Since January 1, 2016 Dr. Seraphine Wegner leads a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. She will use light to control the organization of synthetic compartments and cells. [more]

Klaus Müllen becomes new Gutenberg Research Fellow

January 27, 2016
In recognition of his scientific achievements, Professor Dr. Klaus Müllen, emeritus director at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, has been appointed by the President of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) as a Gutenberg Research Fellow for a period of three years. The ceremony will take place at the “Hochschule für Musik” on May 2, 2016, during the annual ceremony of the Gutenberg Research College (GRC). [more]

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research gathers more than 1,000 euros for social projects

December 18, 2015
Fundraising campaigns for the Children's Cancer Aid and for refugees [more]
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