From molecules to materials - In the Klinger Lab, we focus on the development of nano-structured polymeric materials and colloids with dynamic and responsive properties.
Our research is inspired by nature's outstanding ability to create very specific (macroscopic) functions through molecular and structural design. To approach similar levels of control in synthetic materials, we work on multiple length scales: Starting from the rational design of molecular units, we develop well-defined polymeric architectures and control their self-assembly into ordered superstructures. Additionally, we focus on the use of confinements to create additional elements of hierarchcy.
This multidisciplinary concept brings together methods from polymer chemistry, colloidal chemistry, interfacial physics, and self-assembly to create new nano-materials that can serve as building blocks for advanced technologies such as drug delivery, photonics, catalysis, and lithography.
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