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 Chemie Ingenieur Technik:

Characterization of a New Flat Sheet Membrane Module Type for Gas Permeation

CIT Nov 2018 Brinkmann

Authors: Torsten Brinkmann, Heiko Notzke, Thorsten Wolff, Li Zhao, Sebastian Luhr, Detlef Stolten

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Dr. Torsten Brinkmann


Dr. Torsten Brinkmann

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Latest Publications

Published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications:

Quaternization of a Polystyrene-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine) Isoporous Membrane: An Approach to Tune the Pore Size and the Charge Density

Macrom. rapid. comm. Nov 2018 Zhenzhen Zhang

Authors: Zhenzhen Zhang, Md. Mushfequr Rahman, Clarissa Abetz, Barbara Bajer, Jiali Wang, 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 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics:

Morphological Control Over Three- and Four-Phase Superstructures in Blends of Asymmetric ABC and BAC Triblock Terpolymers

Macromol.Chem.Phys. Nov 2018 Haenelt Abb. 3

Authors: Taida Gil Haenelt, Clarissa Abetz, 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 Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry:

Investigation of gas transport and other physical properties in relation to the bromination degree of polymers of intrinsic microporosity

J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem Nov 2018 Halder

Authors: Karabi Halder, Prokopios Georgopanos, Sergey Shishatskiy, 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 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics:

Functional Macromolecular Systems: Kinetic Pathways to Obtain Tailored Structures

Macromol.Chem.Phys. 2018 Abetz_Kremer_Müller_Reiter_Fig.2

Authors: Volker Abetz, Kurt Kremer, Marcus Müller, Günter Reiter

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

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Latest Publications

Published in Materials:

Supramolecular Networks from Block Copolymers Based on Styrene and Isoprene Using Hydrogen Bonding Motifs—Part 2: Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

Materials Sep 2018 Rahmstorf Part 2

Authors: Elaine Rahmstorf, Volker Abetz
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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2461
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