We focus on development of new smart biomaterials, interfaces and surfaces that yield external control- / switchability and perform a particular functionality preferentially for use in biomedical sensing, diagnostics and therapy. Following a "design by understanding" approach, conceptually the full range - from fundamental physics to applications - is covered, employing both experiments as well as computer modeling to establish a most complete physical understanding. As this frequently desires novel approaches, development of tailored methods and code development constitute an integral part of the group's research activities. Current research activities focus on: i) electron beam assisted synthesis of novel biomimetic and bioderived materials, ii) magnetically switchable biomaterials and composites, iii) biomimetic surfaces for organotypic cultering, iv) nanoporous materials, v) magnetic-core inert-shell nanoparticles - plasma assisted synthesis, functionalization and characterization, vi) nanoscale resolved mechanical properties.
Affiliations:Leibniz Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V.
Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften
Biotechnologisch-Biomedizinisches Zentrum (BBZ)
Contact:Prof. Dr. Stefan G. Mayr
Email: stefan.mayr (at) iom-leipzig.de
Tel.: +49 (0)341 235 3368
Fax: +49 (0)341 235 2595
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Astrid Kupferer, Alexander Holm, Andriy Lotnyk, Stephan Mändl and Stefan G. Mayr, Compositional Patterning in Carbon Implanted Titania Nanotubes. Advanced Functional Materials (accepted 2021) Link
Uta Kapprell, Sabrina Friebe, Susann Grüner, Christoph Grüner, Astrid Kupferer, Bernd Rauschenbach and Stefan G. Mayr, Fibroblast Response to Nanocolumnar TiO2 Structures Grown by Oblique Angle Sputter Deposition. Advanced Materials Interfaces (accepted 2021)
Alexander Holm and Stefan G. Mayr, Glassy and ballistic dynamics in collision cascades in amorphous TiO2: Combined molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo based studies across energy scales Phys. Rev. B 103, 174201 (2021). Link