Molecular Systems and Materials Chemistry
This thematic cluster focuses on the design and synthesis of novel molecules, macro- and supramolecular assemblies, and functional materials with a wide range of applications in the fields of energy, health, and sustainability. Researchers in this cluster investigate the relation between the structure of advanced materials, such as polymers and multi-materials, and their functional performance. The focus is on the control of structures and morphology as well as interfacial phenomena.
The research approach comprises the following key elements:
- new supramolecular concepts in organic and polymer chemistry, and materials science,
- organic and polymer materials for optical, electronic and responsive devices,
- interface and physical chemistry of polymer materials,
- bio-inspired and multi-scale materials, and
- new routes to polymer materials using renewable resources.
Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials and Devices
SFD focuses on the development of new functionalities into polymer materials towards new applications or solutions in, sustainable...Read more
Materials and Interface Chemistry
The research at SMG focusses on the investigation of chemical and physical interactions at interfaces. These comprise hard-soft,...Read more
Molecular Science and Technology
MST is an interdepartmental laboratory where a complementary team of scientists collaborates energetically in a broad set of...Read more
SPC studies polymeric and/or colloidal liquids and (modified) advanced surfaces by combining experiment and theory.Read more
The objective of our research is to construct smart compartments with life-like features.Read more