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Friederike Adams


Independent Research Group Leader
Institute of Polymer Chemistry
Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Fiber Chemistry


+49 711 685 64488
+49 711 685 64050


Pfaffenwaldring 55
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.815

04/2011 - 08/2013 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

10/2013 – 06/2015 Master of Science in Chemistry at Technical University of Munich (Main subject: Organic Chemistry; Minor subject: Chemistry of Macromolecules, Colloids and Interfaces), Germany. Master thesis on Rare Earth Metal-Mediated Group-Transfer Polymerization supervised by Prof. B. Rieger.

08/2015 – 01/2019 PhD-thesis funded by the Bavarian Stateministry of Environment and Consumer Protection, Technical University of Munich, Group of Prof. B. Rieger, Germany. Title: From Michael-type systems to biobased lactones: Designing novel polymer microstructures with modified bis(phenolate)lanthanides.

11/2018 – 07/2021 Postdoctoral researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Group of Prof. O. Merkel, Germany. Subject: Design and evaluation of amphiphilic polymers in nanomedicine.

11/2020 - 04/2021 Honorary research fellow funded by the German Academic Exchange Service at University of Warwick, Group of Prof. D. Haddleton, UK. Subject: Synthesis of spermine-based polymers via living-radical polymerization.

Since 07/2021 Independent junior research group leader, University of Stuttgart and University of Tübingen, Germany. 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.

Head of Group

Group Members

Internship Students

- Teo Borst


Former Members

- Luca Kögl (Internship student)

- Johannes Hommel (Internship student)

- Sara Faghihi (Master thesis: Formulation of CpG-oligonucleotide Nanoparticles and their in vitro and ex vivo evaluation for improved delivery of CpGs for wet AMD)

- Semanur Çakırefe (ERASMUS internship student)

- Jan Jacobs (Internship student)

- Iris Kachel (Master thesis: Synthesis and characterization of cationic, amphiphilic copolymers for siRNA delivery)

- Joanna Slomka (at Eye Hospital Tübingen, ERASMUS internship student)

- Jens Koppe (Internship student)

- Laura Nothum (Master thesis: Copper(0)-mediated synthesis of amphiphilic, functional triblock copolymers for potential drug delivery applications)

- Sankalp Dixit (DAAD-WISE internship)

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