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Manfred Wilhelm
Division "Polymeric materials"
Prof. Dr. M. Wilhelm
Build. 11.23  - Room 309
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Mrs. Sabine Weiland
Bui. 11.23   Room 310
Tel. +49(0)721-608-43151
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry
Polymeric Materials

visitor address
Engesserstr. 18
76131 Karlsruhe



The group focuses on polymeric materials, their molecular structure and the resulting macroscopic material properties. In addition, the enhancement of characterisation techniques builds the base of our research. An important part are the synthetic capabilities of the group allowing to structure well-defined polymers with variable composition of monomers and controlled topology. Model systems are a prerequisite to study structure-property relationships.

Additional information on our research can be found here.



You are interested in synthesis of polymers, characterisation methods or even the development of such methods? You want to work in an interdisplinary group ranging from synthical chemists over physicists to engineers?

HiWi, student research project, PhD thesis or postdoc? Here you find more Information!



Alumni 2019

The 7th meeting of alumni, friends and cooperation partner of the group of Prof. Wilhelm took place on September, 13th. More than 80 participants got informed about the actual scientific work either via presentations or labtours and personal discussions.

Title Picture
New Article

Congratulations to Mr. Botha for the new paper about the hyphenation of SEC and NMR.
Download the Titlepage or visit the Journal (Polymer Chemistry). Please see also the full list of publications of our group.

Laval University
Successfull Ph.D. defence

Congratulation to V. Hirschberg: He finished successful his joint Ph.D. at Laval University and the KIT.

Coverpage Macromol. Chem. Engineering

Latest article about applications of combined methods on crystallising polymers [Raentzsch et al., 2019] achieved a coverpage in Macromol. Chem. Engineering

SoR Houston
Poster Price

Congratulations to Valerian Hirschberg, he recieved the 2nd Price in the poster competition at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology (SoR) in Houston. See also the Rheology Bulletin of January 2019.

Lecture industrial polymer chemistry

Interested in industrial polymer chemistry?
In correlation between molecular parameters and the macroscopic world?

Take a look at: "Industrial polymer chemistry", Block lecture (4 blocks a 3 h, first date 19.2.2019) of Dr. Jean-Pierre Lindner (BASF-AG). More Information you can find here.

Foaming Reactor

The new equipment is an custum build SFT-High Pressure Reactor from Supercritical Fluid Technologies.

With these system, higher pressure and shorter depressurization times are possible. Due to the higher pressure, one can desolve more blowing gas to achieve foams with lower density and smaller cell size.

Highlighted research article

Our research about fatigue (Polymer, Hirschberg et al., 2018) got highligthed in the Canadien Research News (Advances in Engineering).

New Group Picture

Please feel free to take a look at the latest group picture taken at the group seminar in Rastatt

Group Seminar Rastatt

Group Seminar, Rastatt, 5-7th Sep 2018
The topic of the group seminar was "Industrial aspects of Polymer Science", so whole the group gain insights in the industrial aspects and problems occuring in polymer science.