The group focuses on the development of new smart materials, interfaces and surfaces that yield external control- / switchability and perform a particular functionality preferentially for use in biomedical sensing, diagnostics and therapy. Following a "design by understanding" approach, conceptually the full range - from fundamental physics to applications - is covered, employing both experiments as well as computer modeling to establish a most complete physical understanding. As this frequently desires novel approaches, development of tailored methods and programing constitute an integral part of the group's research activities. Current research activities focus on: i) synthesis, characterization and modeling of ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, ii) biomimetic surfaces for organotypic cultering, iii) nanoporous materials, iv) magnetic-core inert-shell nanoparticles - synthesis, characterization and plasma-assisted functionalization, v) stimuli responsive "smart" materials, vi) nanoscale resolved mechanical properties.
Leibniz Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V.
Fakultät f. Physik u. Geowissenschaften
Contact:Prof. Dr. S. G. Mayr
Tel: +49 (0)341 235 3368
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S. Kallendrusch, F. Merz, I. Bechmann, S. G. Mayr and M. Zink, Long-term Tissue Culture of Adult Brain and Spleen Slices on Nanostructured Scaffolds, Advanced Healthcare Materials, accepted (2017).
Benedikt Heyart, Astrid Weidt, Emilia I. Wisotzki, Dr. Mareike Zink and Prof. Dr. Stefan G. Mayr, Micropatterning of reagent-free, high energy crosslinked gelatin hydrogels for bioapplications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research B, accepted (2016).