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Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) (Registered Association)

German name: "Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF)".


web: http://www.ipfdd.de/
email: e-mail
phone: +49 (0)351 4658 368
fax: +49 (0)351 4658 290
postal address: Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF), P. O. Box 120 411, 01005 Dresden, Germany
office address: Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF), Hohe Str. 6, 01069 Dresden, Germany


The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) is one of the largest polymer research facilities in Germany. As an institute of the Leibniz Association, the IPF is committed to carrying out application-oriented fundamental research and receives its basic funding in equal parts from the federal and state governments.

The approach is holistic, covering synthesis and modification of polymer materials, their characterization and theoretical investigation, up to processing and testing. A special feature of the institute’s activities is the close cooperation of scientists and engineers and a broad range of modern instruments and methods are available including pilot plants allowing material and technology development under industry-relevant conditions.

The research focus is on materials problems and needs which can be approached by control of interface-related properties as well as interactions at interfaces and surfaces. A deep understanding of techniques and processes as well as of underlying physical aspects shall provide the basis to develop long-term concepts for technological implementation and applications of new polymer materials.

The topics dealt with at the institute are highly future-oriented. They include development of materials, technologies, and systems which are crucial to guarantee the strength of Germany’s economy also in future and to ensure both quality of living and sustainability. The polymer materials address innovations for further development in, e. g., medicine, transport and mobility, as well as energy efficiency and advanced communication technologies.


The institute's profile is determined by four strategic topics that are approached in close collaboration of all departments of the institute.


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Daughter Units

name type instruments services
Institute for Theory of Polymers Institute
Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials Institute
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (IMC) Institute
Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics Institute (1)
Institute of Polymer Materials Institute
Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials Dresden (MBC) Center
Research Center HP-Fibre-Structures Center

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Last updated at: 2019-01-07 14:05 CET