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Paulussaal, Dresamstr. 3, 79098 Freiburg


WEDNESDAY, 26 February 2020

Registration desk opens at 11 a.m.


14:00  Opening Remarks

           Meeting Chair
           Director of the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg



Polymerisation Catalysis and Sustainability


Chair: N.N


           GEOFFREY W. COATS (Cornell University New York, USA)

           New Polymers from Old Monomers: Advances Enabled through Catalyst Design and Discovery

15:00   ERIK LICHT (LyondellBasell, Germany)

           Polyolefin Success Story Enabled by Science and Innovation. Beginning – Way Up – Closing the Loop

15:20   STEFAN MECKING  (University of Konstanz, Germany)

           Toward Non-Persistent Polyethylene-Like Materials

15:40   CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (University of Freiburg, Germany)

            Non-linear Viscoelasticity of Multimodal PE Blends and Flow Induced Crystallization


16:00  Coffee break


16:40    MICHAEL BUCHMEISER (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

            Functional Precision Polymers

17:00   NICO BRUNS (University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom)

           Marrying Enzyme Engineering with Polymer Chemistry for Biocatalytic ATRP

17:20   ANDREAS GREINER (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

           New Biobased Polypolycarbonates –Candidates for a Novel Class of Sustainable Engineering Plastics?

17:40   CHRISTIAN LAFORSCH (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

            Microplastics in the Environment

18:00    THOMAS SPECK (University of Freiburg, Germany)

            When Two Worlds Collide - Macromolecular Chemistry Meets Biology: the Development of Novel Bioinspired  Material Systems Monomers


18:30  Get together (Foyer)


THURSDAY, 27 February 2020



Soft Matter Science and Engineering

Chair: N.N.

09:00    OLLI IKKALA (Aalto University, Finland)

            Associative Learning with Soft Matter

09:40    CHRISTOPH WEDER (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

            Stimuli-responsive Supramolecular Polymers

10:00    ULRICH SCHUBERT (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)

           Tailormade Polymers and Nanoparticles for Applications in Nanomedicine



Chair: N.N.

1. M. HECHENBICHLER (University of Potsdam), M. Gradzielskib, A. Laschewskya, A. Prause

Self-Assembly of Thermoresponsive Block Copolymers with Varying Chemical Structure and Architecture


2. A. HUPPERTSBERG (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz), L. Kaps, N. Choteschovsky, D. Schuppan, L. Nuhn

Squarogels – pH-Degradable Nanogels Based on Squaric Ester Amide Precursor Block Copolymers


3. J. M. KOHN (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), S. Arias, H. G. Börner

Chasing Mussels and Getting Closer: About a Modular Strategy to Artificial Mussel-Glue Polymers and On-Demand Cohesion Control


4. U. LAPPAN (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden), C. Rau, C. Naas, U. Scheler

Segmental Dynamics of Spin-Labeled Polyacid Chain Segments in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Studied by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy


5. L. HUSSMANN (RWTH Aachen University), K. Kleemann, A. Pich

Stimuli-Responsive Degradable Poly(N-vinyllactams) by Radical Ring Opening Polymerization


6. P. ACKER (University of Freiburg), L. Rzesny, C. Marchiori, M. Araujo, B. Esser

π-Conjugated Redox Polymers as Electrode Materials for Organic Batteries


7. B. SPIEGELBERG (Leibniz Institute for Catalysis Rostock), B. Stadler, S. Hinze, S. Tin, J. G. de Vries

Polyesters as New Resource for the Production of Polyethers


8. H. A. CHRIST (TU Braunschweig), Y. Bourgat, K. Beier, S. Brose, A. M. Heidrich, F. Li, H. Menzel

Nanofiber Production from Photoreactive Biotinylated Chitosan with Integrated Photocrosslinking under Environmentally Controlled Conditions


9. J. MOLL (University of Hamburg), A.T. Neffe

Polydepsipeptides: Differences in Synthesis and Purification Properties of Morpholine-2,5-dione Monomers


10. L. WIEDENHOEFT (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena), M. M. A. H. El-Leithy, M. Ulbricht, F. H. Schacher

Poly(2-acrylamidoglycolic acid): a Polyelectrolyte with High Metal Chelation Capability


11. M. MUELLER (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden), B. Reis, L. Wirth, D. Vehlow, B. Urban, D. Kuckling, A. Grab, E. A. Cavalcanti-Adam, K. S. Lips

Up- and Downloading Bone Healing Drugs at Thermoresponsive Polyelectrolyte Complex Coatings


12. S. ZHU (Chemnitz University of Technology), M. Sommer, S. Choudhury

Hierarchical, 3D, Nitrogen-doped Porous Carbons via Phase Inversion for High Performance Supercapacitors




13. A. GRUBER (Freie Universität Berlin), D. Işık, A. A. Joshi, B. B. Fontanezi, Ch. Böttcher, M. Schäfer-Korting, S. Hedtrich, D. Klinger

A Versatile Synthetic Platform for Amphiphilic Nanogels with Tunable Hydrophobicity


14. M. MATHIEU (University of Potsdam), M. Schwieters, U. Glebe, A. Böker

Transmembrane Protein-Polymer Conjugates for the Generation of Nano-Thin Membranes


15. T. KAISER, (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), T. Johann, H. Frey

Variation of the Degree of Branching of Hyperbranched Polyether Polyols by Copolymerization of Glycidol with Substituted Analogues


16. S. KIRCHHECKER (Leibniz Institute for Catalysis Rostock), B. Stadler, A. Brandt, A. Kux,  H. Beck, J. G. de Vries

Unexpected Properties of Bio-based Polyester Polyols for Adhesives Applications


17. J. MERNA (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague), O. Kotyza, K. Nunvářová, R. Mundil, A. Sokolohorskyj, S.Hermanová

Strategies for Introducing Functionality to Chain-Walking Polyolefins


18. Z. WANG (TU Dresden), H. Qi, R. Dong, X. Feng

Control of Conformational Effect in Layered Two-Dimensional Conjugated Metal-Organic Frameworks


19. J. WINDBIEL (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), M. A. R. Meier

Synthesis and Copolymerization of Biginelli-Polycondensates


20. D. IȘIK (Freie Universität Berlin), A. A. Joshi, F. Rancan, A. Klossek, E. Rühl, S. Hedtrich, D. Klinger

Sulfoxide-Functionalized Nanogels to Mimic Skin Penetration Enhancing Properties of DMSO


21. T. HAUBOLD (Fraunhofer IFAM, University of Bremen), L. Puchot, A. Trejo-Machin, P. Verge, K. Koschek

Phosphorous-Based Flame Retardants as Building Block for Bio-Based Benzoxazine Monomers


22. R. MEYER (University of Hamburg), I. Smirnova, G. A. Luinstra

Synthesis of Lignin Containing Resorcinol Formaldehyde Aerogels with Tailored Pores Structure by Investigating Catalyst Type and Concentration


23. S. PARK (TU Dresden), Z. Liao, H. Qi, R. Dong, X. Feng

Surfactant-Assisted On-Water Synthesis of Layer-Stacked Boronate Ester Two-Dimensional Polymer Single Crystals


24. O. DOLYNCHUK (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), M. Tariq, T. Thurn-Albrecht

Substrate Induced Prefreezing in Polymer Crystallization: Theory and Quantitative Analysis of Experimental Results



11:40   Coffee and Posters


Chair: N.N

12:30  HANS-WERNER SCHMIDT (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

          Supramolecular Nanofibers: Current Capabilities and Future Perspectives

12:50  WALTER RICHTERING (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

          Microgels: Macromolecules or Colloids?


13:10   Lunch Break


Chair: N.N

15:00  BELA IVAN (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

          Polymer Conetworks as an Unique Nanostructured Material Platform with Disordered Bicontinuous,  Mutually Nanoconfined Morphology: The Freiburg Connection

15:20  MICHAEL SOMMER (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

          Polymers Feel the Force: Tuning Mechanochromic Behaviour of Spiropyran-Functionalized Polymers by Steric and Electronic Effects

15:40  JÖRG KRESSLER  (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

          Crystallization and Electronic Conductivity of Poly(sulphur nitride) - An Old Polymer with New Challenges

16:00  GÜNTER REITER (University of Freiburg, Germany)

          Entropy in Stock in Non-equilibrated Polymer Melts:Translating Molecular Relaxations into Lifting Macroscopic Weights




Chair: N.N.

17:00  SABINE LUDWIGS (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

          Bioinspired Multiresponsive Polymer Films

17:20  JAN-GEORG ROSENBOOM (Massachusetts Institute of Techonology, USA)

          Cyclic Polymers for a Circular Economy

17:40  JÖRG TILLER (TU Dortmund University, Germany)

          Poly(2-oxazoline)s with Biofunctional End Groups as Polymeric Enzyme Inhibitors

18:00  RAINER HAAG (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

          Synthesis and Biomedical Applications of Dendritic Polyanions

18:20  JÜRGEN RÜHE (University of Freiburg, Germany)

          Tailor-made Surfaces for the Generation of Novel Bioinspired Metamaterials

18:40  End of the Session


19:30   DINNER (Mensa Rempartstrasse) Doors open 19:15


FRIDAY, 28 February 2020


Chair: N.N.

09:00  IAN KINLOCH (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

          Graphene- and Carbon Nanotube- Polymer Composites: From Fundamental Micromechanics to Bulk Properties

09:30  ANDREAS WALTHER (University of Freiburg, Germany)

          Hierarchical Design of Mechanical Properties in Adaptive Bioinspired Nanocomposites

09:50  KAY SAALWÄCHTER (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

          New (Macro)molecular Facets of an Old Problem: What Controls the Morphology of Semicrystalline Polymers

10:10  HOLGER FREY (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)

          Building Bridges by Blending: How to Transform AB Block-Copolymers into Tough Nanostructured Materials



Chair: N.N.

1. S. BRAUN (RWTH Aachen University), G. Dilarri, L. Novaes, H. Ferreira, F. Jakob, U. Schwaneberg, A. Pich

Protecting Plants with Supramolecular Crosslinked Microgels


2. T. LAUSTER (University of Bayreuth), M. Retsch

Chitosan/Silica Composite Material for Radiative Daytime Cooling: Broadband Optical Characterization


3. P. WALTHER (University of Stuttgart), F. Markus, A. Balint, S. Naumann

N-Heterocyclic Olefins and Their Application for Anionic and Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Epoxides


4. P. VERKOYEN (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), H. Frey

Controlled Polymerization of Long-Chain Alkyl Glycidyl Ethers and Ethylene Oxide: A Simple Approach to Block Copolymers with Precisely Tunable Amphiphilic Properties


5. C. PESTER (The Pennsylvania State University), K. Bell, S. Freeburne, C. Werther

Heterogeneous Photoredox Catalysis for Controlled Polymerization


6. K. WAIBEL (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), M. A. R. Meier

Synthesis of Uniform Star-Shaped Polymers


7. M. LUKSIN (Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Science), P. Frank, U. Jonas, S. Fuchs

Novel Flame Retardant Concepts for Styrenic Polymers


8. N. HAUCK (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden), Y. Xu, Y. Zhang, J. Thiele

Processing of Fast-Gelling Hydrogel Systems in Droplet Microfluidics by Picoinjection


9. M. LALLEMANG (University of Freiburg), J. Dengler, A. Kolberg, Th. Hugel, B. N. Balzer

Self-healing of Bioinspired Catechol-Based Monolayer Coatings Investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy 


10. J. MARTIN (University of Potsdam), U. Glebe, X. Dai, A. Böker

Creating (multiple) Connections Between Natural and Synthetic Polymers: Sortase-Mediated Ligation to Form Protein-Polymer Conjugates


11. D. DAUBIAN (University of Basel), J. Gaitzsch, W. Meier

Efficient Synthesis and Complex Self-Assembly of the Amphiphilic PEO-b-PEHOx Polymers into Multicompartment Micelles, Pseudo-Vesicles and Yolk/Shell Nanoparticles


12. E. ESEN (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), M. A. R. Meier

Modification of Starch via the Biginelli Multicomponent Reaction




13. H. STRITTMATTER (Fraunhofer IGB Straubing), S. Gultom, A. Popp, M. Richter, L. Vieira, V. Sieber

Electrochemical Lignin Degradation for Material Applications


14. A. SCHWEIGERDT (Freie Universität Berlin), D. Stöbener, M. Weinhart

Bulk vs. Surface Phase Transition of Thermoresponsive Hydrogels – Mechanistic Insights into Cell Adhesion and Cell Sheet Detachment


15.  J. KREDEL (TU Darmstadt and Saarland University), M. Gallei

Synthesis of Fluorine-Containing Core-Shell Particles for the Preparation of Functional Opal and Inverse Opal Architectures


16. A. MARKOVINA (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), K. Johann, M. Barz

Molecular Polymer Brushes for Pretargeted Nuclear Imaging and Therapy: Labeling Polypept(o)ides by In Vivo Click Chemistry


17. C. M. GEISELHART (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), H. Mutlu, Ch. Barner-Kowollik

Orthogonal Light-Induced Folding of Multicomponent Reaction Polymers


18. H. ALTMANN (University of Stuttgart), M. Clauss, S. König, E. Frick-Delattre, C. Koopmans, A. Wolf, Ch. Guertler, S. Naumann, M. R. Buchmeiser

Synthesis of Linear Poly(Oxazolidin-2-one)s by Cooperative Catalysis Based on N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and Simple Lewis Acids


19. A. HOFFMANN (University of Ulm), M. Usselmann, A. J. C. Kuehne

Melt-Spinnable Polyacrylonitrile Carbon Fiber Precursor for 3-D Printing


20. M. MAENNEL (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden), N. Weigel, J. Thiele

Higher-Order Emulsions Formation by Combining 3D-Printed Materials that Are Dissimilar in Their Wettability


21. J. N.  BLEICH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne), M. M. Marcinek, H. A. Klok

Mechanochemical Activation at Interfaces Driven by Swelling of Polymer Brushes


22. D. MOATSOU (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), D. Barther

Sequence-Controlled Polymers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization


23. C. MALACRIDA (University of Stuttgart), D. Neusser, S. Ludwigs

Electroactive Polymers, Exploring Conductivity Behaviors and Doping Methods


24. P. B. V. SCHOLTEN (University of Fribourg), A. Manfrin, M.  Lütolf, Ch. Weder, N. Bruns

Light-Responsive Polymersomes as a Delivery System for Organoids on a Chip


11:45   Coffee and Posters


12:45   Lunch Break



3D Printing

Chair: N.N.


          HAYDEN TAYLOR (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

          Computed Axial Lithography for Volumetric Additive Manufacturing with Photopolymers

14:15  KLAUS STOLL (BASF SE, Germany)

          From Scouting to Business Building with 3D-Printing

14:35  BASTIAN RAPP (University of Freiburg, Germany)

          3D Printing of High-Performance Materials


          Additive Manufacturing @ 3M

15:15  CARLOS CARVALHO (EnvisionTec, Germany)

          Thermoplastic Materials in 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications

15:35   PRASAD SHASTRI (University of Freiburg, Germany)

           3D Bioprinting


15:55   POSTER AWARDS donated by WILEY VCH


16:00   Closing Remarks

           ROLF MÜLHAUPT

           Meeting Chair

           Director of the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg

16:10  End of the Colloquium