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DAAD: Thematic Networks Bayreuth
Melbourne Colloid/Polymer-Network

Bayreuth – Melbourne Colloid/Polymer-Network

The University of Bayreuth – together with its Australian and German partners – has been awarded € 850,000 in funding over a four-year period on the basis of its project proposal for the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) competition Strategic Partnerships and Thematic Networks.

This research and training network links the University of Bayreuth with non-university research institutions within Germany, two outstanding Australian universities, and other industry partners. The goal is to use close, long-time contact and complementary scientific expertise as a basis for supporting junior researchers, providing them with a broader understanding and valuable experience and rendering the complementary expertise of all project partners accessible in order to open up more career opportunities.

In particular, the partners support their students, doctoral researchers, and scholars in organizing visits abroad at the partner institutions involved in the network. In addition, the network serves as a platform for hosting courses, summer programmes, conferences, symposia, and workshops on joint research projects. It also seeks to support established forms of joint research and publication and new areas of potential cooperation, such as joint international programmes of study and joint supervision of doctoral researchers.

Funding period: 2015 – 2020

Project Leader:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel
Chair of Biomaterials
Phone: + 49 (0)921 55-7361

Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat
Macromolecular Chemistry I  Applied functional polymers
Phone: + 49 (0)921 55-3108

Project Coordination:
Sylvia Sprödhuber
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-7604

Project Partners:

  • Melbourne University
  • Monash University
  • CSIRO-The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • INM-Leibniz Institut für Neue Materialien / Saarbrücken
  • IPF – Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (Dresden, Germany)
  • Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • Jülich Forschungszentrum

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Webmaster: Univ.Prof.Dr. Hans-Werner Schmidt

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