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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.


In this study, inspired by a strong binding ability of natural polyphenols found in plants, we used three different macrocyclic polyphenols, known as resorcin[4]arenes, to modify the surface of different substrates by simple dip-coating into the dilute solution of these compounds. Check it out here!
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Aquarray GmbH has been selected as one of @Hello Tomorrow’s Top 500 deeptech startups from over 4,500 applications from 119 countries!

His project is focusing on environmentally friendly synthesis of sulfur polymer based functional surfaces. The project will be supported for up to 36 months!

Our collaboration on liquid deposition on star-shaped hydrophilic patterns on superhydrophobic surfaces, titled "Nanoliter deposition on star-shaped hydrophilic–superhydrophobic patterned surfaces", got published! Congratulations Ivana and co-workers!!

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The pictures are now online and can be found here!

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Shraddha Chakraborty has started her Post-Doc in the lab with a project regarding sequencing on the DMA

Check out our new paper “Reparable Superhydrophobic Surface with Hidden Reactivity, Its Photofunctionalization and Photopatterning” in Advanced Functional Materials, where we create patterned surfaces utilizing the photodynamic nature of surface disulfides. Congratulations Xin Du!

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Prof. Robin Ras (Aalto University, Finnland) is going to give a seminar on August 31st at 13:00  (seminar room, building 316). 

The title of his talk is

“The challenge of accurate surface wetting characterization”

Dorothea's article titled "Formation of Liquid–Liquid Micropatterns through Guided Liquid Displacement on Liquid‐Infused Surfaces" is included in the special issue on Surfaces and Interfaces by Advanced Materials Interfaces. Congratulations!

Zheqin´s paper has been just accepted for publication in Advanced Materials. Congratulations Zheqin! Excellent job!

Maria Kuzina from Moscow State University and Fulya Unalp from Manisa Celal Bayar University have joint our lab for an internship! Welcome!

Find our new group photos 2018 online!

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