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Our research group is located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and affiliated with the University of Heidelberg. Our research is focused on the synthesis and application of biofunctional materials, surfaces and nanoparticles.


This Carl Zeiss fellowship funds a PhD project in the Levkin group ( The project will include: a. development of novel polymer-based “inks” for 3D printing of multifunctional materials; b. surface and materials characterization; c. various applications of micro-nano structured 3D printed objects including tissue engineering (in collaboration), superhydrophobicity and special wettability. The project is interdisciplinary and will require collaborations with chemists, physicists and biologists.

Multifunctional porous polymer materials for 3D printing

Pavel Levkin joins the Excellence Cluster of KIT and Heidelberg University, 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) as a PI.

A PhD position will be advertised soon. Meanwhile please check the cool science done in the cluster by many top scientists:

20200424 3DMM2O

This PhD project builds on ongoing research projects within the NanoMembrane initiative and will explore novel materials and membrane preparation methods for functionalized membrane development.

The project will focus on

i) membrane material selection, 

ii) explore options of material functionalization and/or coating,

iii) investigate system design from small-scale to potentially pilot scale process design - with one of the challenges being the regeneration of the reactive moieties if required,

iv) an application to micropollutant removal. Modelling aspects are open to exploration at molecular and process scale.

PDF-IFG PhD Membrane Functionalization

Welcome, Jonathan.

Congratulations to Max for winning the Carl-Roth-Förderpreis of the German Chemical Society! Excellent achievement.


We are happy to announce that our group starts this year in a brand new institute:

Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems - Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS).

We launched IBCS-FMS on the 1st of January 2020 as an interdisciplinary institute combining fundamental and applied research in Biology, Chemistry and Materials Science. Our group is proud to be a part of a great team of chemical and biological labs of Stefan Bräse, Gary Davidson, Veronique Orian-Rousseau, Mike Meier.

Here is a new website of the institute:

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It´s been a pleasure to organize a special issue of Advanced Functional Materials together with Joanna Aizenberg. The topic of this issue will be "Assembly of Materials Building Blocks into Integrated Complex Functional Systems".

This will be a very strong issue. Just check out some names: Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Stefan Bräse, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Andreas Greiner, Joerg Lahann, Haeshin Lee, Joao Mano, Ali Khademhosseini, Wim Noorduin, Molly Stevens, Andreas Walther, Martin Wegener, Han Zuilhof, Carsten Werner and many others. This is the first announcement and the issue is still not online.

I would like to thank Jos Lenders and Joern Ritterbusch for helping with organization.


Dr. Pavel Levkin   
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