Michael Maier; Photo from DWI Website
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Michael Maier

M. Sc.

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

PhD Student


Building:  5393/Bestandsbau

Office: B 1.56

Lab: B 1.51

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

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52074 Aachen


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.