Dr. Friederike Adams, Independent Research Group Leader

Precision Polymers for Pharmaceutics

Joint research group with the University of Tübingen

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
  • Blockcopolymerizations
  • 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.

Team Page Pharmaceutical Technology at 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. 


Junior Research Groups funded by the Excellence Strategy

Open positions

PhD Polymer Chemistry

Interested in polymer chemistry and metalorganic chemistry? Then apply for our open PhD position!

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/ PhD Polymer Chemistry (m/w/d)

PostDoc 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!

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d; 100%, TV-L E13)

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 (friederike.adams@ipoc.uni-stuttgart.de).

Independent Junior Research Group


Dr. Friederike Adams

Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, 8.OG

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