Michael MaierM. Sc.
Room: B 1.51
DWI - Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.
- Phone: +49 241 80 23161
Overview on Research
The focus of Michael Maier's research is the synthesis of biocompatible, supramolecular cross-linked microgels based on biomacromolecules (e.g. hyaluronic acid). Droplet-based microfluidics is used as the synthesis technique to produce tailored microgels under mild conditions. "Smart" (stimuli-responsive) gels can be achieved by using suitable supramolecular crosslinks. Due to a controllable uptake and release of cells/bacteria/enzymes, this kind of gels are highly interesting for biomedical applications.