The Supraparticle Group
Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel
We assemble complex particles, so-called supraparticles, from nano building blocks, typically by means of spray‑drying; other methods are employed as well. The (mostly inorganic) nanoparticle building blocks are either tailored by means of wet chemical syntheses approaches by ourselves or are obtained from collaboration partners.
We are interested in novel, functional properties of such supraparticles to emerge from the cooperative interplay of the combined nano building blocks. We study how the supraparticle`s structure and complex composition determines the unique functionalities. With these supraparticles, we aim at creating smart materials in the field of sustainability; examples of applications include water purification, communicating materials and interactive surfaces.
Transfer to application is achieved together with the Fraunhofer part of our group at Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg.
We are happy to welcome a new member to our working group. From now on Philipp Groppe will support us in our scientific work as PhD student. His work will focus on the development of porous supraparticles via spray-drying. Welcome, Philipp.
Franziska was accepted as a participant in the FAU mentoring programme ARIADNETechNat, which is designed for high potential female postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates and Masters’s students at the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences. Mentoring by an experienced and independe...
Max Buchner Research Foundation founded by DECHEMA awarded one of this year’s scholarships to Susanne for the project “Creation of Janus particles via spray-drying” running from 01.07.2020 until 30.06.2021. Furthermore Susanne is one of the year 2020 scholarship-holders of Christiane Nüsslein-Volhar...
Jakob received a doctoral scholarship from The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) for his planed PhD work where he tries to develop recorder supraparticles for monitoring harmful environmental triggers as a key component for a more sustainable circular economy also for complex products l...
We are happy to welcome a new member to our working group. From now on Dr. Rosa Pujales-Paradela will support us in our scientific work as postdoc. Welcome, Rosa.
We are pleased to announce that our new spray-dryer, friendly provided by Büchi, is now fully up and running.
We have arrived safe and sound in beautiful Erlangen and are looking forward to an exciting time with new challenges at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. However before we can continue with our research we will first set up the lab.
Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel new at the department of chemistry and pharmacy FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.