Researchers at the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) prepare synthetic materials based on biological models such as addressable nanocontainers or materials that switch their function in response to an external trigger. Besides these fundamental investigations, the high-precision tools required to make and analyze these nanomaterials are developed at the SoN.
Can we make matter intelligent? This is a question being studied by an interdisciplinary team in Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1459 “Intelligent matter: From responsive to adaptive nanosystems.” WWU News Collaborative Research Centre 1459
Focusing on the interface between materials research and organic synthesis as well as catalysis and biological applications, the Research Training Group will receive funding of around five million euros for an initial period of four and a half years. The spokespersons of the program are Prof. Armido Studer and Prof. Shigehiro Yamaguchi (Nagoya University). WWU News
Visiting from the University of São Paulo, Professor de Camargo is collaborating on upconversion of nanoparticles and quantum dots projects at the SoN. She brings with her a wealth of experience in structural-functional characterization of solid-state materials and interdisciplinary, collaborative research. Full interview
With funding of more than 1.2 million euros from the German Research Foundation, PD Dr. Kehr conducts research on advanced multifunctional nanobiomaterials for local drug delivery and cell/biomaterial interactions. Full article