Biological Adhesives

MEMBERS

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Dr KAMPERMAN Marleen

Dr KAMPERMAN Marleen
Assistant Professor
University of Wageningen, Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science
Dreijenplein 6
6700 EK Wageningen
NETHERLANDS
marleen.kamperman@wur.nl
www.pcc.wur.nl

WG4

Research interest

•    Biomimetics
•    Adhesion and interfaces
•    Soft Matter
•    Self-assembly
•    Structure-property relationships

Specialized technique available in my lab

Polymer synthesis, rheology, light  scattering, reflectometry

WG 4
Dr KASAK Peter

Dr KASAK Peter
Senior researcher
Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of the Sciences
Dubravska cesta 9
84145 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA
peter.kasak@savba.sk
http://www.polymer.sav.sk/

WG1

Research interest

Polymer synthesis and characterization, Organic chemistry, Surface modification and characterization

Specialized technique available in my lab

Organic and bioorganic synthesis equipment, GPC, NMR, HPLC, FTIR, XPS, pulse laser at 355 nm up to 500 Hz, electrochemistry, potentiostat, glove box, fluorescence microscope and spectrophotometer

WG 1
Mr KEANE Padraig

Mr KEANE Padraig
University College Dublin
Conway Institute, UCD, Belfield
Dublin 4
IRELAND
padraig.keane@ucd.ie
http://www.nanofunction.org/

WG2

Research interest

Dry adhesion in spiders, Abalone adhesion, Marine platyhelminth adhesives

Specialized technique available in my lab

Atomic Force Microscopy

WG 2
Dr KHANNOON Eraqi

Dr KHANNOON Eraqi
Postdoc
Department of Cell Engineering
G12 8QQ GLASGOW
UNITED KINGDOM
eraqi.khannoon@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/biology/staff/jonbarnes/

WG2

I'm interested in skin derivatives responsible for friction and adhesion in vertebrates. Sometimes looking for its morphology, development, ecological implications, but mainly i'm involved in biomimetics. 


chemistry
biomimetics
friction
biology
ecology
terrestrial
vertebrates
biomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
histochemistry
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
light microscopy
WG 2
Dr KIWI John

Dr KIWI John
Priv Dozent
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station6
1028 Lausanne
SWITZERLAND
john.kiwi@epfl.ch

WG2

Other techniques available in the lab: small angle X-ray scattering, profilometry, X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy, cell culture, plasma etching

chemistry
surfaces
interfaces
materials
medicine
other
hydrogels
composites
metals
biomaterials
nanomaterials
spectrophotometry
infrared spectrometry
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
atomic force microscopy
WG 2
Mr KIZILKAN Emre

Mr KIZILKAN Emre
Ph.D. Student
Biomimetic Adhesives
Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Institute for Zoology, Am 
Botanischen Garten 9
24118 Kiel
GERMANY
ekizilkan@zoologie.uni-kiel.de
http://www.uni-kiel.de/zoologie/gorb/

mechanics
materials
engineering
dry adhesion
underwater adhesion
terrestrial
aquatic
animals
polymers
composites
ceramics
nanomaterials
scanning electron microscopy
microindentation
peeling tester
pull-off force tester
tribometer
WG 2
Dr KLEPAL Waltraud

Dr KLEPAL Waltraud
Retired Ao.Univ.Prof.
Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research,
Faculty of  Life
Sciences,
University of Vienna

Althanstrasse 14
A-1090 Wien
AUSTRIA
Waltraud.Klepal@univie.ac.at

WG1, WG2, WG3

Comment: Because I am retired access to all the mentioned facilities is only possible via the heads of the respective Labs

Other techniques available in the lab: fluorescence microscopy, optical tweezers, micro-CT


chemistry
mechanics
imaging
biology
underwater adhesion
aquatic
animals
invertebrates
cells
foams
biomolecules
biomaterials
histochemistry
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
light microscopy
confocal microscopy
WG 1
WG 2
WG 3
Mr KOERNER Lars

Mr KOERNER Lars
AG Betz
Friedberger Landtraße 140 Hinterhaus
60316 Frankfurt Main
GERMANY
larskoerner3@hotmail.com

WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

Research interest

Chemical characterization of adhesive secretions of insects, structural characterization of adhesive organs, force measurements of adhesive structures

Specialized technique available in my lab

Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, force measurements

Dr KOVALEV Alexander

Dr KOVALEV Alexander
Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Department of Zoology,
University of Kiel
Am Botanischen Garten 1–9
24098 Kiel
GERMANY
akovalev@zoologie.uni-kiel.de
http://www.uni-kiel.de/zoologie/gorb/

mechanics
biomimetics
interfaces
biology
wet adhesion
animals
invertebrates
polymers
hydrogels
biomaterials
nanomaterials
tissue (skin, bone, teeth, etc.)
microindentation
nanoindentation
WG 1
WG 2
WG 4
Dr KREITSCHITZ Agnieszka

Dr KREITSCHITZ Agnieszka
Associate professorDepartment of Developmental Plant Biology,
Institute of Experimental Biology
University of Wrocław
ul. Kanonia 6/8
58-328 Wrocław
POLAND
skowron@biol.uni.wroc.pl

WG3

Other material: plant mucilage

mechanics
surfaces
biology
wet adhesion
plants other
light microscopy
fluorescence microscopy
WG 3
Ms KROGSGAARD Marie

Ms KROGSGAARD Marie
University of Aarhus, Department of Chemistry
Langelandsgade 140
8000 Aarhus C
DENMARK
mariekrogsgaard@gmail.com

WG4

Research interest

Biomimetics

Specialized technique available in my lab

Rheolometer, Nanoindenter, NMR, SAXS

WG 4
Dr KRONER Elmar

Dr KRONER Elmar
Assistant Group Leader
INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Campus D2 2
66123 Saarbrücken
GERMANY
elmar.kroner@inm-gmbh.de
www.inm-gmbh.de

WG2, WG3, WG4

fabrication
biomimetics
surfaces
application
dry adhesion
terrestrial
aquatic
plants
animals
polymers
hydrogels
composites
metals
nanomaterials
focused ion beam
peeling tester
lithography
plasma etching
other
WG 2
WG 3
WG 4
Mr KUNZ Florian A.

Mr KUNZ Florian A.
Engineer/phD-student
University Salzburg - Dep. Org. Biology
Hellbrunnerstrasse 34
5020 Salzburg
AUSTRIA
florian.kunz@aqua-research.at
www.aqua-research.at

WG1, WG2, WG3, WG4

Research interest

Glue developed from fish eggs

Mr KURZ Uwe

Mr KURZ Uwe
Phd Student
Institute for Geoscience
Sigwartstr. 10
72076 Tuebingen
GERMANY
uwe-kurz@arcor.de


http://www.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/arbeitsgruppen/palaeobiologie/invertebraten-

palaeontologie/arbeitsgruppe.html

WG1, WG2

Other research interest: biomineralization


biomimetics
biology
wet adhesion
underwater adhesion
biofouling
aquatic
animals
invertebrates
composites
biomaterials
histochemistry
scanning electron microscopy
transmission electron microscopy
light microscopy
WG 1
WG 2

NEWS

2016-11-3

Tue, 2016-11-01

COST CA15216 ENBA

A new COST Action dedicated to biological and biomimetic adhesives is starting on November 1st 2016. The Action is entitled “European Network...

2015-2-2

Fri, 2015-02-06

Interface Focus

The final publication of our Action TD0906 has just appeared as the latest theme issue of the Royal Society journal, Interface Focus: http://rsfs....