Characterization of funcional coatings

The chemistry of organic, functional coatings will quantitatively be analyzed. This concerns coatings prepared by grafting from as well as by grafting to approaches. Also polymer coatings with different crosslinking mechanisms will be investigated by element sensitive chemical analysis. The coatings are at a later stage tested in our research group regarding their low-fouling properties and the results from surface analysis will be correlated to protein attachment and biofouling assays.

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  • Julian Koc, Eric Schönemann, Ajitha Amuthalingam, Jessica Clarke, John A. Finlay, Anthony S. Clare, Andre Laschewsky, Axel Rosenhahn: Cite This: Langmuir XXXX, XXX, XXX−XXX Article Low-Fouling Thin Hydrogel Coatings Made of Photo-Cross-Linked Polyzwitterions. Langmuir 2019 DOI:
  • Julian Koc, Tomer Simovich, Eric Schönemann, Ashutosh Chilkoti, Harrison Gardner, Geoffrey W. Swain, Kelli Hunsucker, André Laschewsky & Axel Rosenhahn: Sediment challenge to promising ultra-low fouling hydrophilic surfaces in the marine environment. Biofouling 2019 DOI:
  • Gnanasampanthan T et al.: Effect of Multilayer Termination on Nonspecific Protein Adsorption and Antifouling Activity of Alginate-Based Layer-by-Layer Coatings. Langmuir 2021 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c00491


  • Jana Karthäuser: Oberflächenanalytische Untersuchung von layer-by-layer assemblierten amphiphilen Polysacchariden (Master's thesis, 2020)
  • Lisa Schardt: Anti-fouling Eigenschaften zwitterionischer amphiphiler Polymere (Master's thesis, 2019)