Polymeric Materials (Institute for Technical Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry)


Die Grundidee sämtlicher Forschungsthemen ist der Zusammenhang der molekularen Struktur der Polymere mit den mechanischen Eigenschaften oder den Anwendungseigenschaften des polymeren Materials. Hieraus ergeben sich als Schwerpunkte die Synthese von Modellpolymeren mit definierten Eigenschaften, z.B. der Topologie auf der einen Seite, zum anderen die Charakterisierung der mechanischen Eigenschaften durch rheologische und andere Charakterisierungsmethoden.

Weitergehende Information über unsere Forschung finden Sie hier.

Schnuppern in der Vorlesung


Lehre im Wintersemester 2020/2021

Sämtliche Informationen zur Lehre im Wintersemester 2020/2021 im Arbeitskreis von Prof. Wilhelm finden Sie hier zusammengefasst.



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.


Sommersemester 2020

All Informations for Teaching in Sommersemester 2020 in the group of Prof. Wilhelm you can find here (only german version in detail)


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!

Deutscher Rheologiepreis 2020C Nico Dingenouts
Deutscher Rheologiepreis

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.

The award ceremony will be online on Nov. 14th

Ernst Award for Carlo BothaC Nico Dingenouts
Ernst Award 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), "On-line SEC-MR-NMR hyphenation. Optimization of sensitivity and selectivity on a 62 MHz benchtop NMR spectrometer" (Details (DOI, Titlepage) in our list of publications).
Time and place of the award ceremony are unknown due to Covid19.

SLS/DLSNico Dingenouts
New Equipment

Static and Dynamic Light Scattering : Fully equipped system from ALV, Germany allows characterization of colloids and polymer in solution in arbitrary solvents.

CoverpageMacromol. Chem. Engineering
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