Frédéric Grabowski; Photo from DWI Website


Frédéric Grabowski

M. Sc.
DWI - Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials e.V. and Chair of Functional and Interactive Polymers

PhD Student


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Office: 38B 234

Lab: B 3.51

DWI - Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52074 Aachen


Phone: Büro: +49 241 80 29850; Labor: +49 241 80 23181
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Overview on Research

In my research I am focused on the development of new colloidal catalysts by the integration of metal complexes into microgels as catalyst carrier systems. The synthesis and characterization of catalytically active microgels and their investigation of their catalytic performance is in the foreground. The catalytic properties of the microgels depend on the distribution of the catalysts in the microgel system.

Research focus

  • Synthesis and characterization of responsive microgels modified with active ligands to complex Cu and Zn
  • Investigation of the catalytic performance of catalytically active microgels


SFB 985 C6: Modular Colloidal Metal Complexes based on Responsive Microgels


Schmidt, T., Hohenschutz, M., Becker, M., Grabowski, F., Jupke, A., Pich, A., & Wöll, D. (2023). A facile method to determine the molar mass of soft nanoparticles. Colloid and Polymer Science, 1-10.

Grabowski, F., Petrovskii, V. S., Fink, F., Demco, D. E., Herres‐Pawlis, S., Potemkin, I. I., & Pich, A. (2022). Anisotropic Microgels by Supramolecular Assembly and Precipitation Polymerization of Pyrazole‐Modified Monomers. Advanced Science, 2204853.