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.
The group's activities can be divided into five research strands. The various fields of research are highly interlinked and benefit from each other. On the following pages you can find information about the individual fields and a presentation of particularly interesting individual projects. Most of this information is only available in English.