Field of Research
Our group "Tailor-made functional polymers for pharmaceutical applications" is located at the interface of polymer chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences. We are focusing on the design of innovative drug delivery systems as well as on 3D printing applications using sustainable materials. These systems are based on intelligent, bio-based or biodegradable polymers that are synthesized using sophisticated polymerization techniques. These techniques include radical systems and metal-organic based catalysts. We develop tailor-made and advanced catalysts and monomers to meet the special needs for each specific pharmaceutical application.
Our research topics include:
- Living-type polymerizations
- Catalyst and Initiator design
- Post-polymerization functionalization
- Polymer analysis
- Drug and nucleic acid encapsulation
- Formulation development
- In vitro evaluation of nanoparticles
- 3D printing of sustainable, functional monomers and polymers
We are are a Joint Research Group with the University of Tübingen.
The Excellence Strategy at the University of Tübingen
Our group is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments.
PhD Polymer Chemistry
Interested in polymer chemistry and metalorganic chemistry? Then apply for our open PhD position!
You have a background in drug delivery and a PhD in pharmceutics, biotechnology or a related field? Then apply for our open PostDoc position in collaboration with University of Tübingen!
Master or Bachelor Thesis
We currently have positions available for Master and Bachelor students. If you are interested in joining our interdisciplinary group and you have a background in polymer chemistry or inorganic chemistry, please contact me (email@example.com).