Functional Materials
About Us
The Group for Functional Materials at TU Berlin
Research Areas
Our main interest is the generation of highly porous functional materials with tailored chemical composition and structure for the specific purpose.
Discover here, how the Porosil Project aims at validating the scalability of functionalized ordered mesoporous silicate materials
About Us

Welcome to the Functional Materials Group at TU Berlin

A "Functional Material" is prepared by a target-oriented approach, that is, its chemical composition, structure and its chemical and physical properties are optimized to reach a specific target or to use it for a special application.

The functionality of a material can be manifold; examples are acidity/basicity or coordination ability to metals, but also its electrical or optical properties. It should be furthermore noted that many materials display their function just when existing or assembled into a certain structure or morphology. The introduction of porosity into a material to maximize its accessible surface area is one pathway to enhance its function. Indeed useful properties can arise when small pores and thus high surface areas are introduced into a material, which yield in a number of applications. Porous materials are for example used as catalysts or catalyst support and for the sorption, purification and storage of gases; they can be used for electrodes, as low-k-dielectrics, for optical applications and many other fields.

Therefore our main interest is the generation of highly porous functional materials. The chemical composition and structure of such a porous material is tailored for the specific purpose. Therefore we are working on the whole range of possible porous structures from inorganic to organic materials, but also inorganic-organic hybrid materials.

Building BA
Room 216
Address Hardenbergstr. 40
10623 Berlin
Institute forChemistry