Alexander TöpelM. Sc.
Building: 5393/ Erweiterungsbau
Room: B 3.56
DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.
- Phone: +49 241 80 23183
Overview on Research
My research focuses on the questions how surfaces can be coated with functional microgels or how microgels can be structured on a surface. On the one hand I focus on the development of microgels for crop protection. Those microgels can be loaded with pesticides or herbicides and release them under defined conditions. By this we want to reduce the used amount of pesticides and herbicides. On the other hand, we focus on the development of microgels that can be used to fabricate nanostructured microgel arrays, which can be used to manipulate the cell surface interactions.
- Synthesis and characterization of functional microgels
- Use of microgels for crop protection
- Nano structuring of microgels on surfaces
E. Gau, D. M. Mate, Z. Zou, A. Oppermann, A. Töpel, F. Jakob, D. Wöll, U. Schwaneberg, A. Pich, Sortase-Mediated Surface Funtionalization of Stimuli-Responsive Microgels, Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18, 9, 2789-2798.
A. Sechi, J. M. G. Freitas, P. Wünnemann, A. Töpel, R. T. Paschoalin, S. Ullmann, R. Schröder, G. Aydin, S. Rutten, A. Böker, M. Zenke, A. Pich, Surface-Grafted Nanogel Arrays Direct Cell Adhesion and Motility, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016, 3, 20, 1600455.