macromolecular chemistry

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Who we are - what we do

The GDCh Division of Macromolecular Chemistry brings together scientists from universities, research institutes and industry and bundles expertise from the areas of polymer chemistry, physics and applications:


  • Polymer synthesis and modification (synthetic polymers & biopolymers, hybrid materials & composites, nanocomposites, etc.)
  • Polymer physics and characterization (structure elucidation & representation of structure-property relationships)
  • Industrial polymers / polymer materials and their applications
  • Functional polymers with tailor-made properties and polymer-based systems (devices)
  • New developments in the polymer sector (e.g. polymers based on renewable raw materials, polymers and systems with (switchable) functions for electronics, optics and medical technology, biomaterials)

Through intensive internal and external exchange, the Division faces the current challenges in research, application and training in the field of macromolecular sciences and makes an effective contribution to maintaining and promoting the competitiveness of Germany as a location for science and business.




GDCh Office
Dr. Carina Kniep
Tel .: +49 69 7917-499

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