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.


839,000 euros to overcome the limits of photocatalysis
Group Leader Dr. Bartholomäus Pieber is receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for research into novel ways of using light to synthesize important chemicals.

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