Vision and Strategy

Our research interest focuses on nanopore design to program bioinspired and adaptive transport. (Polymer) functionalization of spatially confined nanopores, nanopore wetting and charge control, innovative nanoporous material architecture design as well as automated design procedures are the key elements for this research. Based on this expertise we develop model systems, and solve challenges in the context of water management, energy conversion and monitoring. Our long term vision is to close the performance gap of transport control abilities between natural and technological nanopores / membranes allowing gated, selective, directed and active transport in three dimensional complex hierarchical systems.

With our research we participate in the TU-Darmstadt research area Energy and Environment (E&E) and more specifically in the topics Scalable Clean Water Cycles and Thermofluids and Interfacial Phenomena in this research area as well as in the Center for Synthetic Biology.

Prof. Dr. Annette Andrieu-Brunsen
- Smart Membranes Research Group