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Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester
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Wei Huang’s paper selected as „Highlights in Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry” in SYNFACTS

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Wei Huang’s paper selected as „Highlights in Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry” in SYNFACTS
Greta Becker successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in November 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Greta Becker successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in November 2017.
Wei Huang successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in November 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Wei Huang successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in November 2017.
Isabel Schlegel successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in November 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Isabel Schlegel successfully passed her Ph.D. examination in November 2017.
<div style="text-align: justify;">Successful premiere at the MPIP: For the first time a tango-leadership course took place from October 19-20 2017.</div>
Successful premiere at the MPIP: For the first time a tango-leadership course took place from October 19-20 2017.
Since July 2017, the institute has established a new partner group for colloidal methods in multifunctional materials at the University of Valencia. The Spanish lab, headed by Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Espí, will closely cooperate with Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester’s department "Physical Chemistry of Polymers" at the MPI-P for the next three years, with an option of a two-year prolongation.

New partner group established!

Since July 2017, the institute has established a new partner group for colloidal methods in multifunctional materials at the University of Valencia. The Spanish lab, headed by Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Espí, will closely cooperate with Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester’s department "Physical Chemistry of Polymers" at the MPI-P for the next three years, with an option of a two-year prolongation.
Run Li successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in October 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Run Li successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in October 2017.
Thomas Wolf wins the price for the best young researcher presentation at the International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization in Durham!

Congratulations!

Thomas Wolf wins the price for the best young researcher presentation at the International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization in Durham!
Manuel Tonigold successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Manuel Tonigold successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2017.
Maria Velencoso presented her work about new flame retardent nanocontainers at the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices that took place in Budapest (Hungary) between September 24 and 27, 2017

Conference presentation in Budapest

Maria Velencoso presented her work about new flame retardent nanocontainers at the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices that took place in Budapest (Hungary) between September 24 and 27, 2017
Maria Kokkinopoulou presented her work about the visualization of the protein corona at the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices that took place in Budapest (Hungary) between September 24 and 27, 2017

Conference presentation in Budapest

Maria Kokkinopoulou presented her work about the visualization of the protein corona at the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices that took place in Budapest (Hungary) between September 24 and 27, 2017
Johanna Simon won the poster prize at the HUPO2017 - 16th Human Proteome Organization World Congress held in Dublin from September 17-22 2017. The title of the poster was "Understanding the protein corona of nanocarriers is a prerequisite for targeted drug delivery".

Poster prize

Johanna Simon won the poster prize at the HUPO2017 - 16th Human Proteome Organization World Congress held in Dublin from September 17-22 2017. The title of the poster was "Understanding the protein corona of nanocarriers is a prerequisite for targeted drug delivery".
Lei Wang successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2017.

Ph.D. examination successfully passed

Lei Wang successfully passed his Ph.D. examination in September 2017.

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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Maria Kokkinopoulou, Johanna Simon, Katharina Landfester, Volker Mailänder and Ingo Lieberwirth
"Visualization of the protein corona: towards a biomolecular understanding of nanoparticle cell- interactions"
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J. Müller, K.N. Bauer, D. Prozeller, J. Simon, V. Mailander, F.R. Wurm, S. Winzen, K. Landfester
“Coating nanoparticles with tunable surfactants facilitates control over the protein corona”
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A.C. Bijlard, S. Wald, D. Crespy, A. Taden, F.R. Wurm, K. Landfester
“Functional Colloidal Stabilization”
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R. Li, B.C. Ma, W. Huang, D. Wang, H. Lu, K. Landfester, K.A.I Zhang
“Photocatalytic Regioselective and Stereoselective [2+2] Cycloaddition of Styrene Derivatives Using a Heterogeneous Organic Photocatalyst”
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