Work of the group focuses on:
The workgroup focuses on the generation of nanomaterials by pulsed laser ablation technique. Applying this exceptional process, we can achieve stable nanoparticle colloids in high purity and in almost any combination of material and liquid [A]. The produced colloids are then used for distinct applications as for example in polymer-embedded design as ion-release source of medical implants [B], or as bioconjugated nanomarker for specific epitope labeling in biomedical science and regenerative medicine [C]. Moreover, fundamental research is performed on the understanding and influence of ablation process by investigating the effect of laser and process parameters, of alternative ablation set-ups and solvents, and of the size, shape and stability of the generated nanoparticles [D].
The main areas of work are:
- Generation of pure and stable colloids through laser ablation in liquids
- Bioconjugation of nanoparticles
- Fabrication of bioactive nanoparticle-polymer composites
- Development of process technique for nanoparticle generation during laser ablation in liquids
Current scientific work and projects:
- Generation of bio-conjugated gold nanoparticles for medical application within the Nanoparticles Research group of the DFG Excellence Cluster REBIRTH (From regenerative biology to reconstructive therapy)
- Joint project on nano-functionalized polymer composites for bio-active medical implants (NANOKOMED)
- Joint project on development and testing of nano-based fire proofings (EnGEL)
- Generation of nanoparticle-silicone-implants within the sub-project C4 of the Transregio 37 Special Research Field of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Exhibiting an excellent equipment of laser sources and analytic devices, our group is working in close collaboration with various partners (B.Braun Melsungen AG, Hannover Medical School (MHH), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo), Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (FLI), Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), TwinCore and others) on several industrial and research projects.