Welcome to our research group!
Field of Research
Our group "Precision Polymers for Pharmaceutics" is located at the interface of polymer chemistry and nanomedicine. We are focusing on the design of innovative drug delivery systems using sustainable and innovative 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 drug delivery 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
We are a Joint Research Group with the Schnichels Lab at the Eye Hospital Tübingen/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.
Bachelor and Master students
We are always looking for motivated new team members who are interested in science and our research topics. If you are interested in performing a Bachelor or Master thesis or an intership in the fields of polymerization catalysis, material science, nanomedicine or related research are welcome to get in touch with us.