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Selin Bulut

M. Sc.

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

PhD Student


Building: 5393/ Erweiterungsbau

Office: B 1.56

Lab: B 1.51

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

Forckenbeckstraße 50

52074 Aachen

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Overview on Research

The main focus of Selin Bulut's research is to design and investigate bio-based microgels consisting of e.g. Dextran as well as supramacromolecular microgels, where morphology, porosity, mechanical strength, and shape can be modulated by droplet-based microfluidics. The main goal is to cross-link the microgels into cell-compatible 3D networks for the possible application as tissue-engineering scaffolds.

Research focus

  • Functionalization of biopolymers e.g. dextran
  • Development of an efficient microgel synthesis technique using microfluidics to selectively vary the size/shape/internal morphology of microgels
  • Fabrication of cell-compatible 3D scaffolds from microgels


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Bulut, S., Jung, S. H., Bissing, T., Schmitt, F., Bund, M., Braun, S., & Pich, A.; Tuning the Porosity of Dextran Microgels with Supramacromolecular Nanogels as Soft Sacrificial Templates. Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), e2303783-e2303783; 2023.

Jung, S. H., Bulut, S., Guerzoni, L. P. B., Günther, D., Braun, S., De Laporte, L., & Pich, A.; Fabrication of pH-degradable Supramacromolecular Microgels with Tunable Size and Shape via Droplet-based Microfluidics; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science; 2022.