Andreas Lendlein

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Andreas Lendlein is institute director at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Teltow and Professor for Materials in Life Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Furthermore, he is honorary professor in Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin and member of the medical faculty of Charité University Medicine Berlin. He received his doctoral degree in Materials Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. He worked as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed his habilitation in Macromolecular Chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University. His research interests in material science & engineering are creation of material functions by design and implementation of multifunctionality in polymer-based materials with special emphasis given to stimuli-responsive polymers, especially shape-memory polymer actuators, biopolymer-based material systems and structured biomaterials. He also works on fabrication schemes for multifunctional materials including integrated processes and advanced manufacturing methods as well as on studies related to processes occurring at interfaces, e.g. biointerface or water/air interface. Biomaterial-based regenerative therapies, controlled drug delivery systems, health technologies and robotics recently are his interests in translational research. Andreas Lendlein published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers (H-factor: 55), is an inventor on about 300 issued patents and published patent applications, and received more than 20 awards for his scientific work and his achievements as an entrepreneur including the BioFUTURE Award, Hermann-Schnell Award, and the World Technology Network Award in the category Health & Medicine. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Multifunctional Materials (IOP Publishing) and serves on the Executive Advisory Board of VCH-Wiley´s Macromolecular Journals