News & Events

Natalia attained her MSc degree!

A huge congratulations on your MSc degree. We wish you all the best with your future endeavours. 

Accolade: Dr Upenyu Muza's FFF2022 poster award,

We are excited to congratulate our own Dr Upenyu Muza on his Poster Award at the FFF2022 Conference in Riverside (CA, USA), and wish him continued success!

22nd International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations

Kudos to Susanne, Martin and Upenyu for representing our joint international research group well at this years FFF2022 Conference in Riverside (CA, USA)

Welcome to Dresden, Chelsea

Welcome to Chelsea, a PhD candidate in our research group at Stellenbosch UniversityGood luck with your research visit at IPF, Dresden.

Summer Garden Party

Our research group enjoyed a lovely summer afternoon in Dresden with a fun garden party. 

Welcome to Dresden, Petronella

Welcome to Petronella, a new PhD candidate in our joint research group at Stellenbosch University and IPF, DresdenWe wish you all the success with your studies

Dresden Long Night of Science

Our research group had a very successful and fun Dresden Long Night of Science, with over 1300 visitor at IPF, Dresden. 

EPF European Polymer Congress

Joshua, Shamila and Mawande did a great job in representing our joint international research group at this years EPF2022 conference held in Prague. 

Welcome to Dresden, Mawande

Welcome to Mawande, a PhD candidate in our research group at Stellenbosch University. We wish you all the success for your visit at IPF, Dresden

FFF International Symposium

Announcement of In-person International Symposium FFF 2022, September 11-14, 2022.

Click here to register 

Dr. Ndumiso Sibanda

Now it’s official: Ndumiso Sibanda was awarded at the Faculty of Science’s autumn graduation ceremony. Congratulations, Ndumiso!

Sasol-Chair at Sasol, South Africa

Prof. Albena Lederer, the Sasol-Chair in Analytical Polymer Science, was at Sasol in Sasolburg. Great thanks to our hosts and collaborators in Sasol.

Farewell Anthony

It is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to you.
We wish you all the best for the next steps on your career path and a good start at SABIC!

Group Activity - Sunday Hike

Together we spent a great day. We enjoyed the first hours of spring on our hike in Saxon Switzerland to the Lilienstein.

Max obtained his MSc Degree!

Well done to Max, who delivered an excellent defense.  A huge congratulations on your MSc degree. We wish you all the success with your future endeavours. 

A warm welcome to Dresden, Joshua

We welcome Joshua, a PhD candidate, who is joining our research group at IPF. We wish you all the best with your PhD at IPF.

A visit to Stellenbosch for Dr. Muza

We wish Dr. Upenyu Muza a very successful visit at our research group in Stellenbosch. May it be a rewarding venture.  

welvome to Dresden, Zahn

A warm welcome to Zahn, a MSc candidate from our research group at Stellenbosch University. We wish you all the best with your research endeavours at IPF for the following 3 months.

Congratulations, Petronella!

A huge congratulations to Petronella who graduated her MSc Polymer Science degree cum laude. We are all very proud of your achievement, Petronella. 

group Activity - Hike

Our group of researchers were out and about enjoying the scenic Saxony-Switzerland hiking trail. Thank you team for a great hike. 

Farewell Christina

After 35 years at IPF, we are saying farewell to Christina. We wish her all the best and a wonderful retirement. 

Well done to Ndumiso and Petronella

Well done to Ndumiso (PhD) and Petronella (MSc) for delivering an excellent defense. 

What an achievement!

On 5 November, Dr. Laura Plüschke, Dr.Ron Dockhorn, Dr. Martin Geisler, Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer, Prof. Dr. Albena Lederer were awarded the IPF Innovation prize for enabling key insights into the design of well-defined polyolefins using chain walking catalysis – theory meets experiment.

A huge congratulations to all!

The first virtual FFF symposium

Our young scientist were part of the organizing committee that contributed to making the first virtual FFF symposium a big success. The symposium was chaired by our own Dr. Susanne Boye.

Welcome to Dresden

A warm welcome to Ndumiso to IPF, Dresden. All the best with your research endeavours. 

Group Activity - Lunch

One of our favourite group activities – Lunch. A great fun day in the scenic Stellenbosch.

Group Activity - Hike

Our group were out and about enjoying the scenic hiking trail of Stellenbosch mountain. A beautiful sunset hike.