Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden in Dresden (German: Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung) – in short IPF Dresden – is a non-university research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. The IPF is carrying out fundamental as well as application-oriented research in all areas of polymer science and investigates polymer materials with new or improved characteristics. In the material development, emphasis is given to nanotechnological aspects as well as to biosystem interfaces.[1]

Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
Formation1992; 29 years ago (1992)
1948; 73 years ago (1948)
TypeScientific institute
PurposeResearch in polymers
HeadquartersDresden, Saxony, Germany
Key people
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit (CSO) Dr. Lilla Farkas (CEO)
Parent organization
Leibniz Association

The research spectrum of the institute is very broad. It ranges from synthesis, analysis and modification of polymers to theory, modeling and processing of polymers. The institute's research results provide the basis for innovations in future technologies such as communication technology, medical technology, traffic engineering, energy generation and storage, and environment protection technologies.