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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester
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News

Marleen Willig successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in December 2016.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Marleen Willig successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in December 2016.
Mark Steinman successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in November 2016.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Mark Steinman successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in November 2016.
<div style="text-align: justify;">Katharina Landfester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, together with the former postdoc Dr. Pablo Froimowicz to discuss futher collaborations.</div>
Katharina Landfester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, together with the former postdoc Dr. Pablo Froimowicz to discuss futher collaborations.
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1st Sino-German Young Scientists Symposium in Beijing

Dr. Markus Bannwarth and Dr. Kai Zhang visit Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to present their research and strengthen collaborations at the 1st Sino-German Symposium for young scientists in Beijing.

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First Sino-German Young Scientists Symposium in Beijing

Highlights

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S. Jiang, L.P. Lv, K. Landfester, D. Crespy
“Nanocontainers in and onto Nanofibers”
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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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K. Piradashvili, F. Wurm, K. Landfester
“Reactions and Polymerizations at the Liquid-Liquid Interface”
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Susanne Schöttler, Greta Becker, Svenja Winzen, Tobias Steinbach, Kristin Mohr, Katharina Landfester, Volker Mailänder & Frederik R. Wurm
“Protein adsorption is required for stealth effect of poly(ethylene glycol)- and poly(phosphoester)-coated nanocarriers”
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M.A. Filatov, S. Baluschev, K. Landfester
“Protection of densely populated excited triplet state ensembles against deactivation by molecular oxygen”
 
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