German Russian Center of Multifunctional Nanostructured Materials
Bilateral Cooperation in Research & Education
Main Goal is to create new technologies for the production of “tailor made” multifunctional nanostructured materials and formulations for applications in the field of “life sciences”: cosmetics, pharmacy, food industry, agriculture, insulation materials and textiles. Partners are:
- Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute for Thermal Separation Processes
- D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of RUSSIA (MUCTR), Computer Aided Process Engineering
- TuTech Innovation GmbH, Hamburg
- and as Associated Member: Evonik Degussa GmbH, Essen
Special attention is given to the functionalization of the existing materials and further development of the encapsulation techniques to get the “tailor made” formulations with the desired release of active compounds for each specific target. To achieve this goal, both partner universities work together with industrial partners from both countries (in the first stage Evonik Degussa GmbH).
Furthermore, both Universities have set up a program to exchange students for joint bachelor and master thesis. Besides the joint scientific results and mutual publications resulting from the student exchange, this option provides highly potential PhD candidates, known to both sides and familiar with both education systems and cultures.
Besides these activities, courses for professional developments in the field of the innovative formulation technologies and nanostructered materials will be organized in Russia on the basis of MUCTR. The purpose of these courses is to promote the new technologies and to intensify the communication between German and Russian academic and industrial partners.
The establishment of the research center is funded by the BMBF in the framework of the Program “Establishment of Joint German-Russian Research structures”.