Marta Santi

M. Sc.

PhD Student

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


Building:  5393/ Erweiterungsbau

Room: B 3.51

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 23181
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Overview on Research

The focus of my research is the investigation of microgel-based coatings by Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring (QCM-D). Real time characterization of microgel systems with increasing structural complexity would open the path for in depth, quantitative description of both inherent microgel properties like stimuli-triggered volume phase transition (VPT) and biologically and industrially relevant applications like uptake & release processes and click-reactions.

Research focus

  • Synthesis and characterization of responsive microgels in bulk and surface-bound systems
  • Design and characterization of microgel-based functional coatings as re-usable platforms for reversible uptake and release applications