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Manfred Wilhelm
Division "Polymeric materials"
Prof. Dr. M. Wilhelm
Build. 11.23  - Room 309
Manfred WilhelmHvx2∂kit edu
Mrs. Sabine Weiland
Bui. 11.23   Room 310
Tel. +49(0)721-608-43151
Sabine WeilandKux8∂kit edu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
Polymeric Materials

visitor address
Engesserstr. 18
76131 Karlsruhe



Prof. Dr. Manfred Wilhelm, KIT

Polymeric Materials


The mechanical properties and the rheology properties are basic parameters for processing and application of polymers. In spite of this, the molecular structure is normally not known in full detail for polymeric systems.
Therefore, the correlation of the molecular structure of a polymer with its mechanical properties is the basic idea of the scientific work in the group of Prof. Wilhelm.

Additional information on our research can be found here.



Ph.D. finished!

Congratulations to Kamran Riazi for defending sucessfully his Ph.D. thesis

media resonance superabsorber

Our research about super absorber for cleaning of water is represented in the new Evonik Online Magazin (magazin.evonik.de) about water. The magazin can be read online but is also available in print e.g. in the Deutsche Bahn. Here you can download the article of Prof. Wilhelm as a PDF file.

Introduction Capillary Rheology

A short and SIMPLE introduction about capillary rheology has been given by Prof. Manfred Wilhelm at the official opening of the new building of the company Göttfert in Buchen, Germany.

Alumni 2017

The meeting of partner and alumni of the group Prof. Wilhelm took place at September, the 22th. More than 80 persons meet for a day full of science and discussions.

Cover Page Advanced Science

Congratulations to Lukas Arens: His latest article ("Osmotic Engine: Translating Osmotic Pressure into Macroscopic Mechanical Force via Poly(Acrylic Acid) Based Hydrogels") received the Cover Page of the Journal Advance Science.

Here the downloads for the Cover Page and the full Article (open acces journal).

New Equipment

New shear rheometer: The second exemplar of this high-end shear rheometer was required for sufficient measurement capacity in our group.

New characterisation method

With this new combination we want to achieve chemical information combined with simultaneously recovered size information and separation. The result is a 2D-diagram chemical shift against elution volume.

New Equipment

Keyence Digital Microscope VHX 900F, high-end surface mikroscope (incidient light) with focus stacking for extremely high depth of field

Haake Minijet
New Equipment

Haake Minijet Pro is a injection moulding machine for smallest amount of samples, starting from 2 ml sample volume. Therefore, it allows fast and reproducible production of specimens for rheological characterization or other mechanical testing methods.

SFB 1176

New colloraborative Research Center, SFB 1176

"Molekulare Strukturierung weicher Materie"

at the KIT is granted by the DFG. Speaker of this first research center in polymer chemistry at the KIT is Prof. Barner-Kowollik.