Thomke Belthle

M. Sc.

PhD Student

Thomke Belthle; Photo from DWI Website
Research Area Functional and Interactive Polymers and DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B B 116

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26947
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Overview on Research

My research deals with the synthesis and characterization auf functional microgels for the immobilization auf enzymes and small biomolecules (e.g. drugs). Both the kind of immobilization (covalent, non-covalent) as well as the architecture of the microgels strongly influence the activity of the immobilized biomolecule and can improve the chemical and physical stability. By applying stimuli-responsive materials as polymer backbone, the microgel properties can be triggered and payload can be released.

Research focus

  • Synthesis and characterization of functional microgels for efficient immobilization of enzymes for biocatalysis
  • Design of microgel containers for the uptake and release of biomolecules