Welcome at the Institute for Materials and Surface Technology/IMST - University of Applied Sciences Kiel

Research- and development activities at the IMST focus on the structuring and functionalizing of surfaces for antibiofouling purposes, optimized biocompatibility, energy storage etc.

New Publication


Non-fouling polymer films have a wide application potential spanning the areas of biotechnology, smart implants and submerse maritime surfaces. The films reported hitherto are, however, ultrathin and lack the mechanical strength and scratch resistance that could qualify them for technological applications. Herein we report on non-fouling polymer nanofilms that are grafted onto the pore walls of supported porous oxide structures that confer to them the lacking scratch resistance.

Scratch resistant non-fouling surfaces via grafting non-fouling polymers on the pore walls of supported porous oxide structures - Science Direct


New Projects

Development of innovative scratch-resistant anti-Biofouling and corrosion protection coatings for sub-sea optical monitoring systems (U_GrAnt)

funded by the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy (BMWi) in context of the FINO3 platform

Nanosafety Fast Test

Funded by the European Union – Interreg 5a

Functionalized surfaces with hydrophilic and anti-adhesive properties for optimized silicone appliances in medical technology (SuperContact)

funded by the European Union – European Regional Development Fond (ERDF), the Federal Government and Land Schleswig-Holstein