SPP 1568
Design and Generic Principles of Self-Healing Materials

Self-healing materials are able to partially or completely heal (mechanical) damage inflicted on them in situ and to such a degree that the original functionality is restored. The main objective of the priority programme “SPP1568 – Design and Generic Principles of Self-Healing Materials” is to elucidate fundamental cross-disciplinary, material-independent principles and design strategies for the development of novel self-healing materials. Moreover, the knowledge gained should be applied to new approaches for different material classes - from polymers and composites over ceramics and concrete to metals. The ultimate goal is to provide a new generation of adaptive high-performance materials that can be used for various applications in technology and medicine.

The priority programme is currently in the second phase. In 14 scientific projects different self-healing materials are investigated (9x polymer, 2x ceramics, 1x metals, 2x functional materials).


SPP 1568

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
Dr. Martin Hager
Humboldtstraße 10
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641 9-48227
Email: martin.hager@uni-jena.de
Website: www.spp1568.uni-jena.de