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The major focus in the group research interest relates to chemistry, materials science and polymer science with important keywords such as: supramolecular chemistry; polymer chemistry; inkjet printing; nanoscience and nanotechnology; organic chemistry; biomaterials; nanolithography; self-healing materials; drug delivery systems; nanoparticle; self-assembly; poly(2-oxazoline)s; living polymerization; controlled radical polymerization; MALDI-TOF-MS; ESI-MS; analytical ultracentrifugation; chromatography; cell substrate interactions; cationic polymers. The main work within the group could be described with organic, supramolecular and macromolecular synthesis, detailed molecular characterization, inkjet printing, nanolithography, biointerfaces and nanocontainers.

Research areas

Professor Schubert's research areas cover the fields polymers for lifesciences, polymers and energy as well as smart and stimuli-responsive polymers. His research thrusts include:

  • metallo-supramolecular polymers
  • polymer batteries
  • tailor-made functional polymers and nanoparticles
  • responsive materials
  • organic solar cells and polymer LEDs
  • high-throughput experimentation
  • inkjet-printing and nanolithography
  • optical metamaterials

Teaching fields

Prof. Schubert's teaching includes undergraduate courses as well as graduate courses involving state-of-the-art research. He gives courses in:

  • organic chemistry
  • macromolecular chemistry
  • polymers and energy
  • nanoengineering and nanostructured polymers

Research methods

The Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry features a wide range of methods for the experimental characterization of functional materials including:

  • mass spectrometry (ESI-TOF & MALDI-TOF MS/MS)
  • (cryo)transmission and scanning electron microscopy
  • asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AFFFF) and analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC)
  • dynamic and static light scattering (SLS/DLS) as well as small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)
  • atomic force microscopy (AFM)

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