News and additional older informations about the institute

Here you can find:
a) A news list of the latest news
b) Selected older messages about the activities of our institute, which in our opinion are still interesting after a longer period of time.

Latest News
NMR90+ ProbenwechslerSample changer for medium-field NMR

Yet another addition to our equipment! With the new sample changer, even time-consuming measurements can be carried out conveniently with the Medium-Field-NMR device from Magritek. Examples are 2D-NMR measurements, both in 1H and 13C, which are now possible around the clock.

 PhD Examination in Amsterdam

Prof. Wilhelm as an Examiner for an Phd "Combined Methods in SEC" at the University of Amsterdam at September 2023, 28th. There a PhD-Exam is really tradition-conscious and solemn!

Alumni 2023Alumni Meeting 2023

The 9th Meeting of Alumni, Friends and Coopoeration Partners of the Prof. Wilhelm Group took place on September 15, 2023. About 80 guests, 50 of them alumni and cooperation partners, did not miss the chance to meet again in persona after the online meeting in 2021.

 Medium Field NMR

Expansion of our facilities:
The new medium-field NMR device from Magritek (Spinsolve 90) significantly expands our possibilities both in direct polymer analysis and in combination with other analytical methods (SEC, HPLC).

Cover Page Applied Polymer Science Coverpage Applied Polymer Science

One of our latest articles in Applied Polymer Science made the front page in Applied Polymer Science January 2023.

Our congratulations to Christos Georgantopoulos !

Download the Cover Page

Link to the Article (DOI /Journal page)

Please also take a look to the
actual list of publications
from our group.

AK Wilhelm GruppenbildInstitutsseminar Oktober 2022

Impresssionen unseres Institutsseminars im Kloster Neustadt vom 17.-19. Oktober 2022.

Beachten SIe auch die NEUEN GRUPPENBILDER auf der Mitarbeiterseite!

BildWiley Analytical Science Magazine

In the current issue of the online magazine of Wiley Publication, the work of our research group on combined methods is presented in two articles, first the general work on combined methods in "Passion for Polymers" and second the newsest version of our combined methods, NMR-HPLC coupling, in "Chemically sensitive detection in HPLC".

BildKnauer Award 2022

Congratulations: The "Herbert Knauer Science Award 2022" goes to Markus Matz from our group!
In the new combined method using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) as a detection method for liquid chromatograph, the resolution of the benchtop NMR instrument used was significantly improved and is therefore an important step in the direction of making NMR detection more tangible for standard laboratories.

EuPoC Poster AwardPoster Award at EuPoC 2022

Dr. Matthias Heck received an award for his poster at EuPoC in Trento, Italy, May 2022.


Award Rheological ActaPublication Award Rheological Acta

The Publication of Valerian Hirschberg of our Group

"Nonlinear mechanical behavior of elastomers under tension/tension fatigue deformation as determined by Fourier transform" (DOI 10.1007/s00397-021-01310-3 )

was awarded with the Publication Award 2022 of the journal "Rheological Acta" at the AERC conference 2022, April in Seville.

Akademie der Wissenschaften, MainzAcademy of Sciences

Jan 2022: Prof. Dr. Manfred Wilhelm has been appointed as a member of the Academy of Sciences in Mainz!

The Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, founded in 1949, offers its members a place for dialogue that focuses on interdisciplinary exchange, as well as the opportunity to realise long-term projects that serve basic research.

Selected older, but still interesting anouncements
Corona-Effects: Virtual Alumni-Meeting
"The one and only virtual": Alumni-Meeting 2021
Sep 2021  
New Equipment: Stress-Strain-Maschine from Hegewald&Peschke July 2021  

Rheologie-Award 2020 of the German Rheological Society for Dr. Volker Räntzsch, many congratulations to him!. This price honors outstanding dissertations in the rheological field and gets awarded every two years. Volker Räntzsch finished his dissertation in Juli 2018, his dissertation "Polymer Crystallization under Quiescent and Flow Conditions: Relationships between Molecular Dynamics, Morphology, and Rheology" received the price in 2020.

Nov 2020  

ERNST-AWARD: Congratulations to Mr. Carlo Botha! He received the Ernst-Award 2020 (Award for outstanding publications of young scientists, GDCh Fachgruppe Magnetische Resonanzspektroskopie) for his Publikation Botha et al., Polym. Chem. 10, 2230–2246 (2019), (Details (DOI, Titlepage) in our list of publications).

Nov 2020  
Highlighted Research Article: Our Research on Fatique in Polymers (Hirschberg et al., 2018) was highlighted in the Canadien Engineering research news (Advances in Engineering) Okt 2018
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.
New Building MZE is finished. The group has now acces to three additional labs (one chemical, two analytical labs) and office space for 10 people. Aug 2016
Entropy-Wheel: Actual state is presented at the Hannovermesse 2015 April 2015
Boysen-price for Dr. Johannes Höpfner Jan 2015
AERC 2014: Annual European Rheological Conference
The Conference in Karlsruhe organized by our research group and the group of Prof. Willenbacher has been a big success, please see a short summary of the conference.
April 2014
Latest version of the Entropie wheel offers sufficient mechanical power to haul off a passenger car Dez 2012
Sendung mit der Maus zeigt aktuelle Forschung für Kinder:
Sendetermin für die Sendung über das Entropierad
Sep 2012
Unsere Forschung in TV/Radio/Zeitung (Our research activities were presented in TV/radio/newspaper): Unser Forschungsgebiet der Meerwasserentsalzung im Fernsehen (SWR-Landesschau, 26.05.2012, WMV, 9 MB) und im Radio (SRW2 Impuls, 21.05.2012, MP3, 1.3 MB) und in der Zeitung (BNN, 19.6.2012) Mai 2012
Jun 2012
Capillary Rheology: Sensitivity of commercial available instrument improved by two orders of magnitude  Mar 2010 
Elongation Rheology, CaBER (Capillary Breakup Elongational Rheometer) sucessfully extended to included force measurement  Jan 2010 
Visit of Prof. R. Grubbs Jun 2009
Antrittsvorlesung Prof. Wilhelm (inaugural lecture)  Feb 2007