University of Freiburg


The University of Freiburg is a leading German University with a comprehensive research and education program covering all disciplines. It currently hosts around 4600 academic members, 25000 students and 750 doctoral students.
The Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry hosts 4 full time professors and is closely affiliated to the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF), the Freiburg Institute for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) and the DFG Cluster of Excellence “Living, Adaptive and Energy-Autonomous Materials Systems”.
The A3BMS-Lab at the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry led by Prof. Andreas Walther is hosting the ESR and is composed of a highly international team with around 20 members researching in the direction of bioinspired materials and life-inspired material systems displaying new types of adaptive, active and autonomous behaviour.

Scientific team

Andreas Walther


Pr. Andreas Walther is a Professor for Functional Polymers at the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg (Germany). His research interests concentrate on developing and understanding hierarchical self-assembly concepts, and on using them to create Active, Adaptive and Autonomous Bioinspired Material Systems - A3BMS. A. Walther has published ca. 150 papers (h-index 55) and has recently been awarded the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award (for Materials), the Reimund Stadler Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society, a BMBF NanoMatFutur Research Group, an ERC Starting Grant, as well as the Hanwha-Total IUPAC Young Scientist Award awarded at the biannual IUPAC World Polymer Congress 2018. He is a fellow of both the Freiburg (FRIAS) as well as the Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies, and a founding PI and board member of the DFG livMatS Cluster of Excellence on “Living, Adaptive and Energy-Autonomous Materials Systems”.


Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry - Stefan Meier Str. 31
79104 Freiburg, Germany -