Nanotechnology defines a multidisciplinary research endeavour aiming at finding new ways to tackle current issues in the fields of sustainable materials, renewable energy and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The ability to control the synthesis of materials at the nanoscale allows us to produce tailor-made nanomaterials with distinct properties.
In our group, we are interested in finding new ways to access unprecedented polymeric and hybrid nanostructures. Our aim is to produce complex and multifunctional nano-scale materials for applications in catalysis, energy, sensing and nanomedicine. Polymer science provides the ideal playground for creative materials design.
Our research uses controlled polymerisation techniques to construct polymer architectures and polymer assemblies to address key questions in a range of priority areas. A focus of our research is centred around molecular brushes and shape-anisotropic nanomaterials which is feeding into three key research interests: self-assembly, cellular interactions and hybrid materials.
For information about opportunities to work or collaborate with the Polymer Nanostructures Group, please contact Markus Müllner.