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German Research Foundation approved third
funding period of CRC TRR 102 "Polymers under
multiple constraints"

The Collaborative Research Centre SFB/Transregio 102 "Polymers under Multiple Constraints" can continue its work until 2023. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the project with around nine million euros in the third period. The project investigates the properties and various processes of microscopic structure formation as well as the dynamics of semi-crystalline polymers and aggregates of biopolymers, the amyloids. A new aspect of the research are hybrid polymers, a combination of synthetic polymers and proteins. In addition to MLU, Leipzig University, the Leibniz Institute for Surface Engineering in Leipzig, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle and the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam/Golm are also involved in the project.

University is part of Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars

According to the "Nature Index", the University of Halle is one of the world's rising research institutions. In the field of chemistry in particular, the university has succeeded in publishing a large number of studies in high-ranking journals in recent years. In a comparison of "rising stars" universities, the university ranks 84th out of 200. (from MLU Newsletter Sept 21, 2018)

2nd Changchun and Halle-Leipzig Discussion Seminar on Polymer Science at Campus Halensis

Polymer scientisits from the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry of the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry visited our CRC for the further establishment and strengthening of collaborations between the State Key Laboratory and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Leipzig University.

Link to article at Campus Halensis    (in German, April 12 2018)

Production of organic foils – Insights into industrial research

Young scientists from the Collaborative Research Centre  “Polymers under Multiple Constraints” (SFB/TRR 102) were able to experience the production of multilayer films from biopolymers at the Schwarzheide Biopolymer Processing Center. The physicists and chemists learned about the potential and challenges biopolymers present for the packaging industry on February 21,2018 when they visited the site of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Schwarzheide.

Source: Press release Fraunhofer IAP / 23.2.2018 (in German)   

MLU Halle-Wittenberg joins the 20 most approved universities of DFG funding in chemistry

The successful funding of the Collaborative Research Center transregio 102 in polymer science raised the ranking of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg into the 20 most active universities for DFG funding in chemistry from 2011-2013 (Link    Tab 4-18, DFG, in german).

Read more    DFG-Förderatlas 2015 (page 144 f., in german)

Polymers under multiple constraints

An Interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas Thurn-Albrecht the Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Center.


Researchers develop a new method for manipulating molecules by temperature gradients

Physisists of Leipzig University and TU Dresden have developed a new method for trapping and manipulation of molecules in liquids. The recent results have been published in "Nano Letters". Parts of the work are carried out by project B10 "Interaction of Single Polymer Chains in a Thermophoretic Trap" of the CRC.

Read more    at the press release of UL

(August 28th 2015; in german only)

German Research Foundation approved second
funding period of CRC TRR 102 "Polymers under
multiple constraints"

The collaborative research center SFB Transregio 102 "Polymer under multiple constraints" at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Leipzig University has been approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the second funding period. Polymer research of our scientists from the field of Physics and Chemistry is supported by over nine million Euro for the next four years. The Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification Leipzig (IOM) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials Halle (IWM) are also participating into our research center.

Read more at the press release of MLU
(May 27th 2015; in german only)

German Research Foundation approved first funding period of CRC TRR 102 "Polymers under multiple constraints"

Press release of the Martin-Luther-University at the approval of the Collaborative Research Centre 102. (more)