Place: Kleiner Physik-Hörsaal, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz
Date: 23.11.2012, Time: 15:30h
Molecular Engineering of Functional Nano(Bio)materials: From drug delivery to new batteries
Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert
The molecular engineering of complex macromolecules can be performed nowadays using advanced organic reactions like "click chemistry" as well as living and controlled polymerization methods. As a result, special stimuli-responsive and self-healing properties as well as complex morphologies can be targeted. The detailed characterization of the resulting advanced materials can be performed by combinations of state-of-the-art techniques. Moreover, the application of parallel synthesis methods, combinatorial approaches as well as high-throughput characterization and formulation techniques opens versatile opportunities to establish systematic libraries of compounds in order to elucidate structure-property relationships. The combination with microstructuring and -deposition methods as well as nanolithography further allows the precise preparation and utilization of functional nanostructures and -materials. The lecture will provide an overview on the current state of design, preparation, characterization and application of macromolcular nano(bio)materials. Examples will cover nanoparticles for drug delivery, imaging, self-healing materials as well as new battery systems.