Polymer Science, Engineering & Biofabrication

Week 1

Polymer Science

Polymers and Colloids play an ever more increasing role as materials in our everyday life. They are the constitutive parts of emulsions, foams, coatings, fibres, cells and tissue. With the help of nanotechnology, fundamentally new materials, properties and functions could be realized with exciting applications in the areas of electro-optics and biomaterials. This course covers the most important topics from Synthesis, Structural and Electro-optical Studies of Polymers and Colloids to advanced device fabrication.


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Prof. Muthupandian Ashokkumar
University of Melbourne

Dr. Tobias König
IPF Dresden

Dr. González-García
INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien, Saarbrücken

Dr. David Jones
University of Melbourne

University of Bayreuth:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Förster

Prof. Dr. Mukundan Thelakkat

Prof. Dr. Anna Köhler

Prof. Dr. Sven Hüttner

Prof. Dr. Markus Lippitz

Prof. Dr. Markus Retsch

Dr. Richard Hildner



Week 2


Biofabrication is an emerging field in the area of biomaterials, aiming at the generation of threedimensional structures from materials including vital cells.
Key aspects to achieve this aim is an advanced knowledge on biomaterials, identication of new scientic trends and sustainability of production processes.
This summer school focuses on current trends in biomaterials research and biofabrication. Furthermore, the course includes practical coursework highlights state-of-the art, several processing methods of novel biopolymers such as spider silk proteins.

• International known professors in the field of biomaterials and biofabrication
• Theoretical insights and practical courses
• Achievment of 2/3 ECTS

Practical Courses:
• tissue ingeering
• Dispense-Plotting of 3D-Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration
• analysis of self-assembling biopolymers

Prof. Andrea O’Connor
University of Melbourne

Ms. Alessia Weiss
University of Melbourne


University Bayreuth:
Prof. Leonid Ionov

jProf. Gregor Lang

Prof. Thomas Scheibel

Dr. Hendrik Bargel

Dr. Martin Humenik


Please have a look on our short video for the upcoming course: (video is from Master program of Biofabrication on University of Bayreuth):

Video Shot Biofabrication Master



Those who want to get a short impression of upcoming courses, please click on video below:

Video Shot African studies


The Campus-Akademie is a special department of the university, responsible for further education and event management. Therefore together with the International Office the Campus Akademie hosts the annual Bayreuth International Summer School.


The International Office advises international students and scholars who are studying, teaching, and doing research at the University of Bayreuth. In addition to assisting students, we function as the university's point of contact for international affairs as well as being responsible for maintaining the university's international relations and partnerships.

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