Hidden Dimensions
The research and control of very small or very thin structures in the nano- and micrometer regime is our goal. These tiny structures determine the properties of materials and bio-systems.

A deeper understanding is the key to many innovations, such as "intelligent" biomaterials. Also on the energy production of the future, the avoidance of CO2 emissions and the development of vaccines, e.g. Malaria is being researched here.
Short Profile
The institute is managed collegially. The current Managing Director is Peter Fratzl.

Peter Seeberger - Director of the Department of Biomolecular Systems
Peter Fratzl - Director of the Department of Biomaterials
Markus Antonietti - Director of the Department of Colloid Chemistry
(from left to right)
Vision and Mission

We want to combine scientific excellence with exceptional commitment in the supervision and support of young researchers. Our mission is to build a bridge from molecules to multi-scale materials and bio-systems, while providing the best possible support for young researchers.
Potsdam Science Park: WE LIVE SCIENCE.

Here, top international research and the training of young scientists in institutes of the largest German research associations and the University of Potsdam are combined with research-related business in start-up projects and in small and medium-sized enterprises to form a high-performance location.
International Women’s Day
The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. So it's about breaking stereotypes and prejudices against women and girls and thereby ensuring more equality.


BiomaterialsProf. Peter Fratzl
The overarching research area of the Department is biological materials science, which connects materials science and biology in a reciprocal way.

Biomolecular SystemsProf. Peter H. Seeberger
The Department synthesizes "customized" sugar molecules and links them with other molecular groups.

Colloid ChemistryProf. Markus Antonietti
Research focuses on biomimetic systems that offer simple and sustainable solutions for global challenges such as the increasing energy demand and a global CO2 problem.


Natural super glue from mistletoe berries
Researchers discovered strong adhesive properties of white-berry mistletoe. Its flexible fibers adhere to both skin and cartilage as well as to various synthetic materials and could find application in many fields, such as wound sealant in biomedicine.

Recent Publications (PuRe)

Job Offers

We are looking for a highly motivated Doctoral Researcher in the field of materials science with interests in the following topics: chemical vapor deposition, characterization of nanomaterials, photochemistry and heterogeneous catalysis.
Supplementary application system with more job offers at the MPIKG.

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