Particle-Based Materials Symposium

09. November 2017 - 10. November 2017, Aula, Bldg. A 3 3, Saarland University

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Particles deposited as films, embedded in matrices, aligned in fibers, and all other particle-based materials are covered by this symposium. A strong focus will be on material properties that can be achieved using particles and would be hard to obtain using other approaches. Anisotropic, complex particles, and supraparticles that bring functionality to materials are of particular interest. The goal is to bring together scientists from different communities that all share the goal of creating functionality in materials using particles.

Contributions from researchers at all levels are highly appreciated. Slots for oral contributions will be distributed on the basis of the originality of the research, the level of results indicated in the abstract, and the relevance for the field of particle-based materials.


  • Preparation of functional materials using nanoparticles
  • Assembly, arrangement, alignment and patterning of particles in films and bulk materials
  • Anisotropic particles and supraparticles and their use in materials
  • Particle synthesis for materials via gas phase, liquid dispersion, or in situ formation


Poster abstract submission: October 20, 2017
Registration: October 20, 2017



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    Call for Papers


    We provide a word processing template that has been pre-formatted for your convenience. Please download the template and use it for formatting and writing your oral or poster abstract. Following the instructions is binding.

    The total length of the abstract must not exceed one page DIN A4 format with 2.5 cm margins including, if applicable, figures, acknowledgments and/or references. The text should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman with single line spacing.

    Please include the abstract’s title, authors (name format: First name followed by last name), and affiliations. Underline the presenting author.

    Note that all line drawings and figures must be electronically inserted into the paper. Be sure to include figure labels and scale markers. At most two figures may be inserted. Please
    make sure your figures are still clear and legible when reduced to A5, which is the final format of the abstract book!

    Check the spelling and grammar carefully. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific data will be reproduced as typed by the author.


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    Program Day 1 – Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Please click here for a PDF-version of the program

    Last update: October 26, 2017

    • From 09:00
      Registration and coffee
    • 09:50

    Session 1: New Building Blocks

    Chair: Karl Mandel

    • 10:00
      “Shape and interaction patchiness for the self-assembly of nanocrystals”
      Michael Engel, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    • 10:20
      “Zwitterionic Supraparticles as Building Blocks for Interlocking Particle Assemblies”
      Michael Maas, University of Bremen, Germany
    • 10:40
      “Fabrication and Study of Model Rough Colloids: rheology and tribology of shear-thickening systems”
      Chiao-Peng Hsu, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    • 11:00
      “Hybrid nanocolloids by shadow growth”
      Hyeon-Ho Jeong, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
    • 11:20
      “Triblock Terpolymer Microparticles”
      André H. Gröschel, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
    • 11:40
      “Nanoparticle-based hierarchical aggregates with tailored structure and functional properties”
      Georg Garnweitner, TU Braunschweig, Germany
    • 12:00
      Lunch Break

    Session 2: Optics and Plasmonics I

    Chair: Alexander Kühne

    • 13:00
      “Colloidal crystallization in spherical confinements: structure and optical properties”
      Nicolas Vogel, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    • 13:20
      “Single-step processing of conjugated polymer particles towards organic light-emitting capacitors”
      Bastian Haehnle, DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany
    • 13:40
      “Enhancement of photoluminescence of a carbon dot system through polymer nanoparticle interaction”
      Rebecca Momper, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
    • 14:00
      “Porous Stimuli-Responsive Block Copolymer and Colloidal Architectures”
      Markus Gallei, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
    • 14:20
      “Anisotropic Polymer Nanoparticles with Tunable Emission Wavelengths by Intersegmental Chain Packing”
      Julian Dominik Ruiz Perez, University of Konstanz, Germany
    • 14:40
      “Electric field optically responsive nanowire colloids”
      Andris Sutka, Riga Technical University, Latvia
    • 15:00
      Coffee break

    Session 3: Biological Materials

    Chair: Tobias Kraus

    • 15:20
      “Particles as building blocks for tissue regenerative materials”
      Laura de Laporte, DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany
    • 15:40 – 17:30
    • 19:00
      Conference Dinner
      “Kunstwerk Saarbrücken – Bistro Malzeit”, Saarbrücken, Scheidter Straße 1

    Program Day 2 – Friday, November 10, 2017

    Please click here for a PDF-version of the program

    Last update: October 26, 2017

    Session 4: Catalysis

    Chair: Tobias Kraus

    • 09:00
      “From Colloids to Supported Catalysts”
      Jörg Polte, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
    • 09:20
      “Photocatalytic and magnetic porous cellulose-based nanocomposites prepared by a green method”
      Alexandra S. M. Wittmar, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Session 5: Magnetic Materials

    Chair: Robin Klupp-Taylor

    • 09:40
      “Functional supraparticles from iron oxide based nano-building-blocks”
      Karl Mandel, Fraunhofer ISC, Würzburg, Germany
    • 10:00
      “Magnetic field-induced elastic deformations in Ni-nanorod/PAM-hydrogel composites”
      Andreas Tschöpe, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • 10:20
      “Magneto-elastomeric nanocomposites with supramolecular activity”
      Margarita Kruteva, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Germany
    • 10:40
      “3D Macroscale self-assembly”
      Leon Abelmann, KIST Europe, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • 11:00
      Coffee break

    Session 6: Electronic and Thermal Materials

    Chair: Matthias Karg

    • 11:20
      “Block copolymer template-directed synthesis of composite particles with complex nanostructures”
      Shilin Mei, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany
    • 11:40
      “Structure-Transport Correlations in Superlattices of Coupled Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures”
      Marcus Scheele, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    • 12:00
      “Inkjet Printing of CdSe/CdS Nanorods on Conducting Surfaces”
      Franziska Lübkemann, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
    • 12:20

    Session 7: Optics and Plasmonics II

    Chair: Nicolas Vogel

    • 13:20
      “Interface-mediated self-assembly of soft, plasmonic core-shell colloids: Structural control and functionality”
      Matthias Karg, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany
    • 13:40
      “Looking for synergetic effects in molecular plasmonics by hybrid functional nanostructures”
      Tobias A.F. König, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany
    • 14:00
      “Energy transfer between hybrid metal-halide perovskites and conjugated polymer colloids”
      Annabel Mikosch, DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany
    • 14:20
      “Monolayer formation of gold nanotriangles for SERS monitoring of plasmon-driven catalytic reactions”
      Ferenc Liebig, University of Potsdam, Germany
    • 14:40
      Closing words and Poster Award

    Poster session

    Last update: November 2, 2017

    • P-1 “Production of MCM-41 from Gold Mine Waste”
      İlayda Acaroglu Degitz
      Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • P-2 “Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Nanostructured Mn-doped Cuprous Oxide Fibres”
      Asar Ahmed
      Laxminarayan Institute of Technology Nagpur, India
    • P-3 “Frequency Effect on Carbon Nanotube-Based Gas Sensors and Contacts”
      Sholeh Alaei
      Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran
    • P-4 “Synthesis and Electrical Characterization of Gold (Au) Embedded Graft Copolymer Fiber”
      Abdulkadir Alli
      Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey
    • P-5 “Synthesis and Characteristics of in situ Hardened Copper Based Alloys”
      Dušan Božić
      Materials Science Laboratory/Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča”, Belgrade, Serbia
    • P-6 “Advanced Light Scattering techniques for the characterization of concentrated systems”
      Coline Bretz
      LS Instruments, Fribourg, Switzerland
    • P-7 “The Rapid Directed Assembly and Fabrication of Particle-Based Objects Using Acoustic Fields“
      Eunjin Choi
      Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
    • P-8 “Measuring the Concentration of Self-Assembling Nanoparticles”
      David Doblas Jimenez
      INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-9 “Carbon Onion/Metal Oxide: Hybridization or Nanocomposite? What System can deliver a better Performance for Electrochemical Energy Storage?”
      Simon Fleischmann
      INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-10 “Tuning Hydrophobicity of Gold Nanoclusters to enhance Membrane Penetration”
      Jean-Baptiste Fleury
      Experimental Physics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-11 “Stabilization of AL2O3 Nanoparticles Via 3-(Trimethoxysilyl)Propyl Methacrylate in UV Curable Ink for 3D Injekt Printing”
      Dennis Graf
      Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials-WK, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany and University of Freiburg, Department Of Microsystems, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
    • P-12 “Colloidal Analysis of Particles extracted from Microalloyed Steels”
      Andreas Hegetschweiler
      INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-13 “Influencing Noble Metal Aerogel Structures”
      Karl Hiekel
      TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • P-14 “Towards a Surface-Bound Microgel System using DNA-Hybridization and Super Resultuion Fluorescence Microscopy”
      Laura Hoppe Alvarez
      RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Aachen, Germany
    • P-15 “Solid Phase Eynthesis of Organic Semiconductor Nanoreactors for Visible Light Photocatalysis”
      Wei Huang
      Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
    • P-16 “Hydroxyl-functional Nanoparticles as Phase-Modulating Additives in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers”
      Martin Järvekülg
      University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    • P-17 “Coloration of TiO2 Nanoparticle Colloids”
      Urmas Joost
      Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland
    • P-18 “Effect of Al2O3 Nanopowder on Wettability of Silane-Based Functional Nanocoatings”
      Mehdi Khodaei
      K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    • P-19 “Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles as Precursors for Self-Propagating Reactions”
      Thomas Klein
      Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-20 “Leaching and Photobleaching Behavior of Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles with Covalently and Physically Incorporated Organic Dyes”
      Nadja D. Klippel
      Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-21 “Application of the Microfluid Segment Technology for the Preparation of Noble Metal Nanoparticles”
      Andrea Knauer
      Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
    • P-22 “Micro Flow Synthesis of Tunable Polymer Composite Particles for Sers Sensing Applications”
      Andrea Knauer
      Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
    • P-23 “Luminescent Photocatalytic TiO2-Based Nanoparticle Systems”
      Susanne Koch
      Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Würzburg, Germany
    • P-24 “Morphological Incluences on the Shear Thinning Behavior of Rodlike Colloids”
      C. Lang
      Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
    • P-25 “Synthesis of Particle Nested Inverse Structures”
      Anna M. Lechner
      University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
    • P-26 “Tailored Synthesis of Bimetallic Single-Ctrystal Nanoparticles with Anisotropic Microstructuarl Functionality”
      Alberto Leonardi
      Institute for Multiscale Simulation, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    • P-27 “Controlled and Reversible Assemblies of Hybrid Colloids with Isotropic and Janus Design”
      Claudia Marschelke
      Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • P-28 “Controlled and Tunable Design of Hybrid Uniform and Janus Particles for Interfacial Catalysis”
      Claudia Marschelke
      Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • P-29 “Simulation of Colloidal Self-Assembly in Spherical Confinement”
      Mbah Chrameh
      Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
    • P-30 “Spectroelectrochemical Analysis of Nanoparticle Based Porous Alignments”
      Jan F. Miethe
      Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, Hanover, Germany
    • P-31 “Superresolution Fluorescene Microscopy of Nanocompartmentalized Stimuli Responsive Microgels at Solid-Liquid Interfaces”
      Alex Oppermann
      Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    • P-32 “Thermal conductivity of polymeric collodial assemblies: experiment and simulation”
      Alexandra Philipp
      Physical Chemistry I – Polymer Systems, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
    • P-33 “Highly Ordered Nanostructured Microcylinders by Template-Assisted Particle Infiltration”
      Marcel Pourasghar
      Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-34 “Studies on the Influencing Factors of the Nanoparticle Self-Assembly into Supercrystals”
      Annett Reichhelm
      TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • P-35 “Industrial Polymer Processing Inspired Gold Nanowire Microfiber Spinning”
      Beate Reiser
      INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-36 “The Extraction of Hydrocarbon Contaminants from Water with Phosphonic Acid Functionalized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”
      M. Sarcletti
      Friedrich‑Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    • P-37 “Resistive Switching of Sub-10 nm TiO2 Nanoparticle Self-Assembled Monolayers”
      Dirk Oliver Schmidt
      JARA-FIT and Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    • P-38 “Formation, Characterization and Functionalization of Casein Microparticles”
      Jann Schulte
      RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    • P-39 “Janus Particles and Multi-Functional Coatings with Controllable Fouling and Icing”
      Madeleine Schwarzer
      Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    • P-40 “Effect of SiC Nanoparticle on Corrosion Behavior of Ni-P Electroless Coatings”
      Majid Seyed Salehi
      Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    • P-41 “Fabrication and Properties of Self-Assembled Three-Dimensional Supercrystalline Systems Prepared from Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”
      Michael Smik
      Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS and Peter Grünberg Institute PGI JARA-FIT, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany
    • P-42 “Obtaining of Reinforced CU-TI, CU-TI-TIB2 and CU-TIB2 Foils Through Green Compact Laster Sintering”
      Jelena Stašić
      Materials Science Laboratory/Institute of Nuclear Sciences “Vinča”, Belgrade, Serbia
    • P-43 “Structural and Magnetic Properties of Self-Assembled Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Films”
      X. Sun
      Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS and Peter Grünberg Institut PGI, JARA-FIT, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany
    • P-44 “Nanoglass as Template for Foaming”
      Sandra Teusch
      Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany
    • P-45 “Understanding and Controlling Surface Lattice Resonances in Self-Assembled Plasmonic Monolayers”
      Kirsten Volk
      Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
    • P-46 “Tunable Fluorescence by Hierarchial Structure Formation Based on Functionalized Oxide Nanoparticles”
      Judith Wittmann
      Department Werkstoffwissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Polymerwerkstoffe, Organic Materials and Devices (OMD), Erlangen, Germany
    • P-47 “Templating of the Crystalline Structure of Injection-molded Isotactic Polypropylene/TiO2 Nanocomposite by Nanoparticles”
      Peng Zhang
      INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • P-48 “Functional Nanoparticles for Responsive Photonic Crystals”
      Xuyang Zhang
      Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany
    • P-49 “Patchy Silica Particles via Micro Contact Printing”
      Marc Zimmermann
      Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Potsdam, Germany
    • P-50 “Gold Nanoparticles as Chemical Building Blocks”
      H. Reiner
      University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

    Social Program

    Innenraum Bistro Malzeit
    © Kunstwerk Saarbrücken

    Conference Dinner

    The conference dinner will take place on Thursday, November 9, ath 7:00 pm in the trendy restaurant-bar “Bistro Malzeit im Kunstwerk Saarbrücken” (Scheidter Straße 1).

    Located not far from the center of Saarbrücken, “Kunstwerk Saarbrücken” offers a winning combination of art and gastronomy in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. It has been in existence since 2001 and affords many amenities and services.

    You’ll enjoy the creative flair, the lovely beer garden and friendly service there.

    The kitchen team, coming from upscale gastronomy, is going to indulge you with a selection of delicious dishes.

    The nearest bus stop is literally around the corner. It’s called “Heimgarten” and is served by busses #102, #106, #107, #109.

    Reservierung Bistro Malzeit
    © Kunstwerk Saarbrücken


    PDF: List of hotels in Saarbrücken.

      Europaallee 14
      66123 Saarbrücken
      Phone: +49(0)681 79308-0
      Rate (approx.) single room incl. breakfast: 57.50 €
      Bahnhofstrasse 71-73
      66111 Saarbrücken
      Phone: +49(0)681 379989-0
      Rate (approx.) single room incl. breakfast: 63.00 €– 79.00 €
      Cecilienstrasse 5
      66111 SaarbrückenPhone: +49(0)681 32228
      Rate (approx.) single room incl. breakfast: 67.00€ – 89.00€
      Schillerplatz 4
      66111 Saarbrücken
      Phone: +49(0)681 883996-0
      Rate (approx.) single room incl. breakfast: 78.50 €
      Faktoreistrasse 2
      66111 Saarbrücken
      Phone: +49(0)681 3882-0
      Rate (approx.)single room incl. breakfast: 85.00 € – 94.00 €
      Mainzer Strasse 10
      66111 Saarbrücken
      Phone: +49(0)681 9327-0
      Rate (approx.) single room incl. breakfast: 90.00 €
      Trillerweg 57
      66117 Saarbrücken
      Phone: +49(0)681 58000-0
      Rate (approx.) single room incl. breakfast: 111.00 €


    Getting there and around

    Saarbrücken, the capital of the Federal State of Saarland, is an attractive and livable university town in the southwest of Germany on the border to France. The city can be reached by train within two hours from either Frankfurt or Paris.

    The colloquium will take place in the assembly hall (Aula, bldg. A3 3) of the Saarland University within walking distance from INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials.

    By airplane

    • Saarbrücken-Ensheim AirportA taxi ride from Saarbrücken Airport to Saarland University takes approximately 20 minutes. Bus #R10 runs hourly between the airport and Saarbücken Station.
    • Luxembourg AirportExpress busses operate between Luxembourg Station (“Gare Centrale”) and Saarbrücken Station (“Hauptbahnhof”). See timetable.
    • Frankfurt AirportThere are two convenient ways of continuing your journey to Saarbrücken:
      • German Railway to “Saarbrücken Hbf” (main station), travel time: 2,5h.
      • Flixbus Travel time is approx. 3h and fares are reasonably priced.
    • Paris AirportWell connected by TGV and ICE to Saarbrücken main station (“Saarbrücken Hbf”) without changing trains. Travel time is about 1h50 (see also below).

    By train

    The high-speed networks of ICE and TGV allow quick and comfortable travel to Saarbrücken station, for example from Frankfurt / Main or Paris Est (France). For more information and tickets see German Railway. The local main station is called “Saarbrücken Hbf”.

    Local transportation

    Busses and regional trains, the Saarbahn (tram), make public transportation in the area a viable alternative to taxis.

    When arriving at the university campus, please get off the bus at “Universität Campus”. The ride from the main station, the city center or from Römerkastell takes about 14-20 minutes. Tickets can be purchased either before the ride at ticket vending machines or directly from the bus driver (current bus fare for a one-way ticket: 2,60 €).

    List of busses leaving from:
    Saarbrücken “Hauptbahnhof” (Main Station)
    e.g. from the hotels Mercure, La Résidence, B&B
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    Busses #124, 112, 102

    Saarbrücken “Rathaus” (Town Hall)
    e.g. from the hotels Leidinger, Motel One, Madeleine, Am Triller
    Search for connections
    Busses #101, 102, 109, 111

    Saarbrücken “Römerkastell”
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    Busses #138, 136

    For more information see To find connections to the conference venue at Saarland University, search for busses to “Universität Campus”.