Our research is driven by the desire to understand the interaction of microorganisms and cells with polymer materials to inspire the development of environmentally friendly antifouling and biomedical coatings. Surface modification and polymer synthesis in conjunction with advanced surface characterization is used to correlate surface properties with biological response for a knowledge driven development of new coating technologies. To gain a deeper insight into the structure and dynamics of surface colonization by microorganisms, we develop and apply microfluidic assays, 3D tracking techniques, and X-ray nanoanalysis.
17. November 2022
Jana and Lisa attended the AVS68 in Pittsburgh, both giving a talk. Jana presented her work on tuning the amphiphilicity of alginic acid-based polyelectrolyte multilayers to enhance marine fouling resistance, and Lisa talked about the anti-fouling properties of amphiphilic zwitterionic hydrogels.
29. October 2022
Jana and Samantha presented their research at the 5th Young Materials Researchers Day. Jana gave a talk about tuning the amphiphilicity of alginic acid-based polyelectrolyte multilayers to enhance marine fouling resistance, and Samantha won a poster prize for her poster about NO-releasing hybrid polymers. Congratulations!
21. October 2022
Finally out! Our publication about the influence of backbone and charge separation on the fouling resistance of polysulfabetaines by Jana and Julian is now published in Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Optimizing Fouling Resistance of Poly(Sulfabetaine)s through Backbone and Charge Separation Karthäuser, J. F.; Koc, J.; Schönemann, E.; Wanka, R.; Aldred, N.; Clare, A. S.; Rosenhahn, A.; Laschewsky, A.; Rosenhahn, A. Advanced Materials Interfaces2022, 9 (33), 2200677. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202200677.
17. October 2022
Interested in fouling-inhibiting plastrons? Emilys new paper is finally out, congratulations!
Thermoregeneration of Fouling‐Inhibiting Plastrons on Conductive Laser‐Induced Graphene Coatings by Joule Heating Manderfeld, E.; Nunes Kleinberg, M.; Thamaraiselvan, C.; Arnusch, C. J.; Rosenhahn, A.; Rosenhahn, A. Advanced Materials Interfaces2022, 2201336. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202201336.
22. September 2022
Samantha attended the International Symposium on “Confinement-Controlled Chemistry and presented her work about the plasmonic response of nanoparticles in
17. September 2022
Jana, Onur and Regina attended the Biointerfaces International Conference in Zurich and presented their research with poster contributions.
16. September 2022
Lejla, Lisa, Thorsten and Axel attended the International Antifouling Conference 2022 in Gothenburg.
1. July 2022
Emily successfully passed her PhD defense. Her work focused on antifouling strategies using carbon and silicone based coatings which form surface active species.
31. May 2022
Today Patricia Gnutt passed her PhD defense. Her work focused on the synthesis and characterization of PDMS based environmental benign coatings and structural analysis of polymer monomers in reverse micelles.
4. April 2022
Our new article on alginate-based multilayers is published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces. Congratulations to Thuva and Jana!
Amphiphilic Alginate-Based Layer-by-Layer Coatings Exhibiting Resistance against Nonspecific Protein Adsorption and Marine Biofouling Gnanasampanthan, T.; Karthäuser, J. F.; Spöllmann, S.; Wanka, R.; Becker, H.-W.; and Axel Rosenhahn, A. ACS Applied Materials Interfaces2022 14 (14), 16062-16073
1. April 2022
Andreas and Christophs new article on Μ‐XRF Imaging in HeLa Cells is now published, congratulations!
Spatial Distribution of Intracellular Ion Concentrations in Aggregate‐forming HeLa Cells Analyzed by Μ‐XRF Imaging
Gräfenstein, A.; Rumancev, C.; Pollak, R.; Hämisch, B.; Galbierz, V.; Schroeder, W. H.; Garrevoet, J.; Falkenberg, G.; Vöpel, T.; Huber, K.; Ebbinghaus, S.; Rosenhahn, A. ChemistryOpen2022, 11 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/open.202200024
4. March 2022
Interested in the the reduction of fouling by alternating potentials? Our new paper is finally out, congratulations to Jana Schwarze!
Reduction of Biofilm Accumulation by Constant and Alternating Potentials in Static and Dynamic Field Experiments
Schwarze, J.; Koc, J.; Koschitzki, F.; Gardner, H.; Hunsucker, K. Z.; Swain, G. W.; Rosenhahn, A. Biofouling2022, 38 (2), 119–130. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2022.2027923.
14. January 2022
At the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, Samantha, Onur, Thorsten and Regina have successfully passed their master’s and now enrich our team as PhD students.
13. July 2021
We congratulate Cindy and Thuva! They successfully finished their PhD in 2021. We wish you all the best for your future and thank you for the time with you!
24. December 2020
Florian, Jana and Robin successfully finished their PhD in December 2020.