About Polymer Separation

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

our Story

The research group ‘Polymer Separation’ was established in 2007 at Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden (IPF) with a research focus on advanced chromatography, field flow fractionation and scattering techniques for polymer characterization. In 2020, Albena Lederer took over the Chair in Analytical Polymer Science of Stellenbosch University (SU) and extended the Polymer Separation Group to an SU-IPF Joint Research Group with strong exchange of scientific knowledge and researcher mobility. Today, in the Polymer Separation Group postgraduates, scientists and technicians work on joint research projects combining their expertise on interaction and size exclusion chromatography, field flow fractionation and multiple detection techniques to shine light on structure-property relation of advanced macromolecular systems. A number of novel separation and detection techniques for this purpose have been established during the last 15 years.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Who we are

Next dimension in Polymer separation

Alongside material developers and innovators, we aim to advance the awareness of accurate analysis for understanding structure-property relationships to a new level.

Our continuous purpose is to demonstrate real-time resolution of dynamic processes in macromolecular systems at the molecular scale.

Who We Are

Proficient in the elucidation of multiple distributions in macromolecular systems.

Experts in the development of novel separation approaches.

Skilled in obtaining valuable molecular parameters for comprehensive understanding.

Experienced in the development of models for the interpretation of macromolecular systems.