Properties of polymeric materials can be controlled and tuned to fulfil the requirements for specific uses.

The Group’s recognized expertise in structure-property correlations in polymers is applied in the design of new polymeric materials with tuned properties and functionalities.

We put special emphasis on the developmentcharacterization and performance assessment of new macromolecular systems and on ‘ad hoc’ modification of state-of-the-art polymers.

Specific routes for synthesis and modification, nanotechnology as an advanced fabrication strategy and the concerted use of sophisticated characterization methods are the main tools applied.



The main research areas include: