Institute of Polymer Research

Laboratory for anionic polymerisation  more

Precision work: casting of membranes  more

Blockcopolymer membrane  more

Scanning electron microscope  more

Polymer processing by extrusion  more

Pilot plant for CO2/N2 separation  more

Membranes - Materials and Processes

Focus of the research at the Institute of Polymer Research are membranes for applications in separation. Due to the interdisciplinary integration of material sciences and engineering, our research covers the full spectrum from basic research to industrial application. The latest equipment and methods for the synthesis, characterization and processing of polymers, as well as for membrane preparation, module development and design, and modelling of separation processes substantiate our competence in the field of polymer science and membranes.

The Institute has about 50 employees, of which a quarter are Ph.D. and Master students training in collaboration with various universities.

The majority of our research activities is part of the "Advanced Engineering Materials" programme which is integrated in the Helmholtz research area "Key Technologies".

Latest Publications

Published in Soft Matter :

An Eco-Friendly Pathway to Thermosensitive Micellar Nanoobjects via photoRAFT PISA: The Full Guide to Poly(N-Acryloylpyrrolidin)-block-Polystyrene Diblock Copolymers

Lauterbach Soft Matter Jan 2020

Authors: Felix Lauterbach, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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Latest Publications

Published in Advanced Materials:

Chemically-Tailored Multifunctional Asymmetric Isoporous Triblock Terpolymer Membranes for Selective Transport

Zhang_Advanced Materials 2020_Chemically-Tailored Multifunctional Asymmetric Isoporous...graph. Abstract

Authores: Zhenzhen Zhang, Md. Mushfequr Rahman, Clarissa Abetz, Anke-Lisa Höhme, Evgeni Sperling, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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Latest Publications

Published in Polymers:

Isoporous Membranes from Novel Polystyrene-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine)-b-poly(solketal methacrylate) (PS-b-P4VP-b-PSMA) Triblock Terpolymers and Their Post-Modification

Saleem Polymers 2020, Isoporous Membranes form Novel Polystyrene-b-poly...graph. abstract

Authors: Sarah Saleem, Sofia Rangou, Clarissa Abetz, Volkan Filiz, Volker Abetz

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2425
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Latest Publications

Published in Soft Matter:

Solubility behaviour of random and gradient copolymers of di- and oligo(ethylene oxide) methacrylate in water: Effect of various additives

Soft Matter 2019_Bozorg_ Solubility behaviour of random and gradient copolymers of...

Authors: Maryam Bozorg, Birgit Hankiewicz, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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Latest Publications

Published in Materials:

Synthesis of Poly(3-vinylpyridine)-Block-Polystyrene Diblock Copolymers via Surfactant-Free RAFT Emulsion Polymerization

Materials Sep 2019 Nieswandt

Authors: Katharina Nieswandt, Prokopios Georgopanos, Clarissa Abetz, Volkan Filiz, Volker Abetz

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Dr. Prokopios Georgopanos


Dr. Prokopios Georgopanos

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2420
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Latest Publications

Published in Nanomaterials:

Structural Characterization of Graphene Oxide: Surface Functional Groups and Fractionated Oxidative Debris

Nanomaterials Aug 2019 Aliyev graphical abstract

Authors: Elvin Aliyev, Volkan Filiz, Muntazim M. Khan, Young Joo Lee, Clarissa Abetz, Volker Abetz

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2425
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