Prof. Dr. Karen Lienkamp

Professorship for Polymer Materials

The Lienkamp Group works on the design, synthesis, characterization and processing of polymer materials. Polymer-based materials, components and systems have a broad application spectrum, from electronics to biomedical research. We use precise polymer synthesis methods and modern polymer characterization and processing techniques (in solution, on surfaces, and in bulk). By combining these, we obtained well-defined polymer-based materials and systems that can help meet important challenges of the 21st century, for example in the fields of sustainability, health care, or clean water and energy supply for a growing world population.

Our current activities focus on:

  • Bioinspired and biomimetic polymers,
  • adaptive and stimulus-responsive polymer systems,
  • surface modification and surface structuring using polymers,
  • polymer materials and sustainability.

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Contact information

Postal adress

Universität des Saarlandes
Campus Geb. C4.2, Raum 05.05
66123 Saarbrücken



Patricia Weidig
Tel.: 0681 302 3232
Fax: 0681 302 3239
Geb. C4.2, Room 05.06