The IPF is one of the largest polymer research institutes in Germany and engaged in application-oriented fundamental research. Its facilities in a campus near the city centre of Dresden include state-of-the-art equipments up to pilot plants that allow research under industry-relevant conditions.
Functional polymers and polymer materials are a driving force for the development of novel technologies and indispensable for innovative components and systems, e.g. in information and communication technology, medicine and health care as well as for power generation and storage within novel concepts for mobility and energy efficiency.
Four strategic research topics are approached on the basis of expertise in different areas:
Close co-operation of scientists and engineers ensures holistic material research. Starting point of new projects are often materials-related problems occuring in applications. In their work, the researchers at the IPF may rely on support of well trained technicians and laboratory assistants.
The institute is closely linked to the Technische Universität Dresden, e.g. by five joint professorships, and it is a member of DRESDEN-concept and of the Materials Research Network Dresden. In addition, the IPF cooperates with a large number of research institutes and industrial enterprises in Germany and abroad and is involved in major national, European, and international research projects.
Managing Director & Chief Scientific Officer:
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Voit
Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer:
Dipl.-Kaufmann Dipl.-Chemiker Achim von Dungern