First Funding Period

12 Research projects (plus the coordinator project) had been funded in the first funding period of the priority programme.

10 Projects investigated self-healing polymers and 2 projects examined self-healing ceramics.

Overview on the running projects:

  1. Combined supramolecular and covalent self-healing polymers
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Binder

  2. A model for self-healing anisotropic composites
    Prof. Dr. Joachim Bluhm
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Schröder

  3. Tailoring of self-healing behavior and dimensional stability of rubber materials
    Dr. Frank Böhme
    Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich

  4. Heapocrates: Healing polymers for preventing corrosion of metallic systems
    Dr. Daniel Crespy
    Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester
    Dr. Michael Rohwerder

  5. Mechanisms of crack healing in reactive MAX phase ceramic composites
    Prof. Dr. Peter Greil

  6. Protein metal complexes as reversible sacrificial bonds in self-healing biopolymers
    Dr. Matthew Harrington

  7. Synthesis and properties of self-healing polymers and nanocomposites derived from cellulose
    Prof. Dr. Guido Kickelbick
    Prof. Dr. Markus Stommel
    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wenz

  8. Knowledge based design of crack and erosion damage healing nanolaminates
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens
    Prof. Dr. Jochen M. Schneider
    Dr. Wim G. Sloof

  9. Microscopic understanding of the structure and dynamics of self-healing macromolecules
    Dr. Wim Pyckhout-Hintzen

  10. Activation of self-healing processes in ionomeric elastomers by local heating
    Prof. Dr. Annette Schmidt

  11. Self-healing coatings by reversible crosslinking: Mechanistic investigations of defined model systems on the molecular level using linear and non-linear Raman microspectroscopy
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
    Dr. Martin Hager
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp
    Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek

  12. Self-healing materials by combining reversible non-covalent interactions: Molecular investigations and modelling of metal-containing polymers and ionomers
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert
    Prof. Dr. Sybrand van der Zwaag