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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.


Great collaboration with Martin Wegener and colleagues from the Excellence Cluster 3D Matter-Made-to-Order (3DMM2O) has been now published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations to Frederik and Zheqin!

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Johannes’ paper on inverse vulcanization (in collaboration with the group of Patrick Theato) has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations, Johannes!


Pavel Levkin accepts position of Full Professor at the KIT. Congratulations!

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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:

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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.

Marius´ first first-author paper has been now accepted in Small. Congratulations to Marius and our great collaborators, Sergiy Afonin, Stefan Heissler! 👍

"Nanomolar Synthesis in Droplet Microarrays with UV-Triggered On-Chip Cell Screening"

Congratulations to Marius and Max, who both just won Tony B. Travel Awards to attend the SLAS conference next year in San Diego. Well done and congrats!

Congratulations to Anna, who just won another grant - HeiKa, which is a cooperation with Dr. Sevin Turcan from Heidelberg University, who works on brain tumor biology. Well done Anna!


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