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Our research group is located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and affiliated with the University of Heidelberg. Our research is focused on the synthesis and application of biofunctional materials, surfaces and nanoparticles.



Our paper on "UV-Triggered Polymerization, Deposition and Patterning of Plant Phenolic Compounds" has been just accepted to Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations to Farid on his first first-author paper from our group!

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Xin Du's paper entitled "Bio-inspired Strategy for Controlled Dopamine Polymerization in Basic Solutions" has been accepted for publication in Polymer Chemistry. Congratulations to Xin and all co-authors!




Congratulations to Linxian Li, whose paper has been published on the cover of Advanced Science!

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You can download our new book chapter reviewing recent advances in “Patterned Superhydrophobic Surfaces” here





Congratulations to Erica, whose paper has been published on the cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials!

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Our new paper on "patterned SLIPS for creating and screening of bacterial biofilm microstructures" has been accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials. Congratulations to Ivana and Julia! This paper is a result of a very fruitful collaboration with the group of Prof. Schwartz from the Institute of Functional Interfaces at the KIT.





Marius Brehm has joined our group as an Internship student. Welcome! 




Anna´s paper entitled "Evaluation of the Droplet-Microarray Platform for High-Throughput Screening of Suspension Cells" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Laboratory Automation. Congratulations to Anna! 




Robin Bär´s paper entitled "Facile fabrication of robust superhydrophobic surfaces: comparative investigation" has been accepted for publication in RSC Advances. Congratulations to Robin! 




Institute´s retreat on Rhine. Thanks to Konny for the help with the organization.





 Philipp Lachenmaier has joined our group as a Trainee. Welcome! 




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