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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.


Congratulations to Julius Höpfner! His paper "On-chip palladium-catalyzed synthesis of biphenyls in nanoscale" has been just accepted for publication in Small. Well done, Julius!

Biggest congratulations! 🥳🥳🥳 

Julius is a Master's student that recently joined us for his thesis. He is a Mechanical Engineer interested in tissue engineering and biofabrication. Hurray and welcome! :) 

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Mariia's paper just got published in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering! :)

Here, Mariia and coauthor explore polymer structures with nano-, micro-, and macroporosity, fabricated via 3D printing, for lightweight materials with high mechanical durability. The relationship between pore size, density, and stiffness is investigated, highlighting the potential for further research on lattice architectures and other printing methods. 

Biggest congratulations! 🥳🥳🥳 Link to paper.

Matthew Morben from Doane University just joined us as an intern for the Summer. Excited to have you with us :D 

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Congratulations to Anna Popova, Haijun Cui and Sun Xueyuan, whose paper has been just accepted for publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials: "Repurposing FDA-Approved Drugs for Temozolomide-resistant IDH1 Mutant Glioma using High-Throughput Miniaturized Screening on Droplet Microarray Chip"!🥳🥳🥳

In this paper, several thousands of FDA approved drugs were screened with Glioma spheroids. This was a very successful collaboration with the group of Sevin Turcan from Heidelberg/DKFZ. The screen identified several novel compounds potent against glioma (brain tumor).

Link to paper :)

2023 04 25OpenPositions CROP

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a PhD student. The successful candidate will have a background in chemistry or materials science, with a keen interest in sensors, diagnostics, surface coating and chemical surface modification.

Read more under "Open Positions".

We present our comprehensive concept that considers assisted image annotation, algorithms for image processing of grid-like high-throughput experiments, and enhanced learning processes. Congratulations to Marcel and co-authors (incl. Razan,Joaquin, Anna, and Pavel)!

Link to the paper.


2023 04 10Marcel Paper

Our next paper about PEGgels - new type of functional gels. This time we managed to make PEGgel extremely tough, while showing shape-memory property and 3D printability. Polymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate in a mixture of PEG (good solvent) and PPG (bad solvent) leads to phase separation and increased toughness as well as shape-memory property.

Link to the paper.

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Lutong Lu receently did his master thesis in our group - and he did excellent job! So, we are very pleased to now announce that he will continue as a PhD student. Looking forward to continuously having you as a part of the Levkin Research Group!

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Our new group member Julián Serna’s proposal for a DAAD scholarship has just been accepted! Congratulations Julián,  very well deserved!

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