Director

Prof. Dr.  Katharina Landfester
Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester
Director
Phone:+49 6131 379-170

CV and Research Interest

News

Gunnar Glaßer is celebrating his 25th anniversary of employment at the MPIP this year. We are looking forward to the next years to come.

25th anniversary of employment

Gunnar Glaßer is celebrating his 25th anniversary of employment at the MPIP this year. We are looking forward to the next years to come.
Olaia successfully passed her PhD examination in Valencia, Spain, in March 2019.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Olaia successfully passed her PhD examination in Valencia, Spain, in March 2019.
Raweewan Thiramanas successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in March 2019.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Raweewan Thiramanas successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in March 2019.
Team work: all group members contributed to the special painting.
Team work: all group members contributed to the special painting.

Professorship for Dr. Seraphine Wegner

Dr. Seraphine Wegner has accepted a position as a W3 professor at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the University of Münster. She is expected to start in November 2019.
Tassilo Gleede wins the Poster Prize at the Macromolecular Colloquium in Freiburg with his poster " Living anionic polymerization of aziridines tolerates water and gives fast access to amphiphilic multi-block copolymers"

Poster Prize

Tassilo Gleede wins the Poster Prize at the Macromolecular Colloquium in Freiburg with his poster " Living anionic polymerization of aziridines tolerates water and gives fast access to amphiphilic multi-block copolymers"
Dr. Gabriella Pocsfalvi - collaboration partner in the Ves4Us project - visited our group and gave a talk entitled "A mass spectrometry-based toolbox for extracellular vesicle research". It was great having her here!
Dr. Gabriella Pocsfalvi - collaboration partner in the Ves4Us project - visited our group and gave a talk entitled "A mass spectrometry-based toolbox for extracellular vesicle research". It was great having her here!
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Waraporn Wichaita, who was in our group for one year as guest PhD student, won the Best Oral Presentation Award for Polymer Chemistry and Bio-based Materials at the PACCON 2019 conference in Bangkok. Thailand. Congratulations!
Waraporn Wichaita, who was in our group for one year as guest PhD student, won the Best Oral Presentation Award for Polymer Chemistry and Bio-based Materials at the PACCON 2019 conference in Bangkok. Thailand. Congratulations!
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Katharina Landfester gave a plenary lecture at the conference PACCON2019 - Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference which took place in Bangkok on February 7 and 8, 2019.
Katharina Landfester gave a plenary lecture at the conference PACCON2019 - Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference which took place in Bangkok on February 7 and 8, 2019.
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Solveig Bartelt successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in February 2019.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Solveig Bartelt successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in February 2019.
Minghan Hu successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in January 2019.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Minghan Hu successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in January 2019.
Visit of Korean students of SungkyunGuan University at the MPIP in January 2019. Prof. Katharina Landfester informed about nanobiotechnology.
Visit of Korean students of SungkyunGuan University at the MPIP in January 2019. Prof. Katharina Landfester informed about nanobiotechnology.
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Claudia Weber successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in December 2018.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Claudia Weber successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in December 2018.
Jonas Reinholz successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in December 2018.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Jonas Reinholz successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in December 2018.
From November 07 - 09, our department and the department Physics at Interfaces under Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt have successfully hosted the Sino-German Symposium 2018: Polymers and Interfaces at MPI-P.
From November 07 - 09, our department and the department Physics at Interfaces under Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt have successfully hosted the Sino-German Symposium 2018: Polymers and Interfaces at MPI-P.
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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester - Physical Chemistry of Polymers


Welcome to the Department of Physical Chemistry of Polymers

We view it as our mission to create colloids with increasingly specific and complex properties for new materials and bio-medical applications and to use the confinement of stable nanodroplets to tune chemical reactions and transformation processes. Particles suspended in a liquid, known as a colloid, are versatile and flexible in their uses. They are found everywhere in our daily lives, from mother's milk to adhesives and automobile paint to the most modern technologies. The special properties of colloids can therefore be adapted in each case to the intended purpose. That facilitates the enormous versatility of the miniemulsion process. From the encapsulation of dedicated molecules, like drugs, self-healing agents etc. through to generation of extremely small nanostructures, these simple spheres can be utilised with a highly uniform size and a defined functionality of the surface. The significance of the miniemulsion technique is that it is possible to use a wide variety of polymerization techniques with a wide range of monomers. Hereby important factors like size, shape, degradation, release kinetics, surface functionalization can be precisely tuned as requested. The continual progress in knowledge about the properties of nanoscale objects and their interactions with living tissue like cells or with electromagnetic radiation opens diverse opportunities. 

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M. Tonigold, J. Simon, D. Estupinan, M. Kokkinopoulou, J. Reinholz, U. Kintzel, A. Kaltbeizel, P. Renz, M.P. Domogalla, K. Steinbrink, I. Lieberwirth, D. Crespy, K. Landfester, V. Mailänder
Pre-adsorption of antibodies enables targeting of nanocarriers despite a biomolecular corona
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S. Morsbach, G. Gonella, V. Mailänder, S. Wegner, S. Wu, T. Weidner, R. Berger, K. Koynov, D. Vollmer, N. Encinas, S. L. Kuan, T. Bereau, K. Kremer, T. Weil, M. Bonn, H.-J. Butt, K. Landfester
Engineering Proteins at Interfaces: From Complementary Characterization to Material Surfaces with Designed Functions
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Jeehye Byun, Wei Huang, Di Wang, Run Li, Kai A. I. Zhang
CO2-Triggered Switchable Hydrophilicity of Heterogeneous Conjugated Polymer Photocatalyst for Enhanced Catalytic Activity in Water
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Elisabeth Rieger, Jan Blankenburg, Eduard Grune, Manfred Wagner, Katharina Landfester, and Frederik R. Wurm
Controlling the Polymer Microstructure in Anionic Polymerization by Compartmentalization
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J. Petit, L. Thomi, J. Schultze, M. Makowski, I. Negwer, K. Koynov, S. Herminghaus, F.R. Wurm, O. Bäumchen, K. Landfester
A modular approach for multifunctional polymersomes with controlled adhesive properties
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Mohammad Shafee Alkanawati, Frederik R. Wurm, Héloïse Thérien-Aubin and Katharina Landfester
Large-Scale Preparation of Polymer Nanocarriers by High-Pressure Microfluidization
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L.K. Müller, J. Simon, V. Mailänder, S. Morsbach, K. Landfester
The Transferability from Animal Models to Humans: Challenges Regarding Aggregation and Protein Corona Formation of Nanoparticles
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