2011 Trends in Macromolecular Chemistry

2011 Trends in Macromolecular Chemistry

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Trends in Macromolecular Chemistry 2011

J. Groll, K. Müllen, A. Walther, C. Sinkel, R. Loos, M. Yamamoto, A. Künkel, F. Schnieders

  • The self-organization of functional polymers can be controlled more precisely.
  • The main applications of functional macromolecules remain electronics and biomedicines.

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Jürgen GrollJürgen Groll, born 1976, studied chemistry at the University of Ulm, and received his Ph.D. at the RWTH Aachen, both Germany, in 2004. After that, he spent four years at SusTech in Darmstadt, Germany. At the same time, he established a Working Group at the DWI, at the RWTH Aachen. Since August 2010, he has been the Chair of Functional Materials of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

His research interests include bio-active surfaces, individualized implants, biomimetic 3D cell-support, hierarchical biomaterials, injectable materials for in situ tissue engineering, and drug-delivery systems.

Klaus MüllenKlaus Müllen, born 1947, studied chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, and received his doctorate in 1972 at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He received his Habilitation in 1977. In 1979, he was appointed a Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cologne and took up a call to the Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, in 1983. In 1989, he joined the Max Planck Society as a director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.

His research interests include synthetic macro- and supramolecular chemistry and materials science with an emphasis on graphene, conjugated polymers and dendrimers, pigments, and hybrid materials. Between 2008 and 2009, he was President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) and he has been the Vice President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ, German Society of Scientists and Doctors) since 2011.

Andreas WaltherAndreas Walther, born 1980, studied polymer and colloid chemistry and macromolecular science at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he earned his Ph.D. in the field of Janus and multicomponnt particles. During a two-year postdoctoral stay at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, in Applied Physics, he became interested in biomimetic materials. Currently, he has established a research group at DWI at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, with the goal of obtaining his Habilitation.

His research interests include the bioinspired design of materials through the hierarchical self-organization of complex colloids. In recent years, he has received various awards, including the Reimund Stadler Young Scientist Award, the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award, and the DSM Science and Technology Award.


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