Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Hermann Staudinger Haus
We are a proud member of the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry,
which is located within the Hermann Staudinger building
This building is named after Hermann Staudinger who carried out his pioneering research on macromolecules in Freiburg from 1926 to 1956. In 1953, Herman Staudinger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his seminal contributions to proof the existence of macromolecules. (click here for the Noble Lecture)
His theories on the structure of polymers and polymer fibers, and his investigations of biological macromolecules later on in his career formed the basis for countless modern developments in material sciences and biological sciences, and laid the foundation for the rapid growth of the plastic industry.
We built on this long standing tradition and expertise, and research on adaptive, active and autonomous bioinspired material systems with a focus on macromolecular and soft matter systems.