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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe

Research Interest

  • Adaptive polymer structures
  • Generation and characterization of polymer coatings
  • polymer micro-actuators
  • bioinspired materials development
  • generation of micro- and nanostructures
  • photolithography
  • hydrogels
  • functionalization of interfaces
  • sustainable polymers
  • 3 and 4D printing


  1. Prucker, O., Brandstetter, T., & Rühe, J. (2018). Surface-attached hydrogel coatings via C, H-insertion crosslinking for biomedical and bioanalytical applications. Biointerphases, 13(1), 010801.
  2. Poppinga, S., Zollfrank, C., Prucker, O., Rühe, J., Menges, A., Cheng, T., & Speck, T. (2018). Toward a new generation of smart biomimetic actuators for architecture. Advanced Materials, 30(19), 1703653.
  3. Schwärzle, D., Hou, X., Prucker, O., & Rühe, J. (2017). Polymer Microstructures through Two‐Photon Crosslinking. Advanced Materials, 29(39), 1703469.

What I am looking for in a prospective Rising Star

Together with the Rising Star I expect to perform exciting, innovative research and publish it as shared publications. If it is suitable, I would welcome the establishment of long-term collaborations. I am always interested in recruiting excellent PhD students and postdocs.