Welcome to the Website of the Frey Research Group
Our research aims at convenient and rapid synthetic pathways for novel functional polymers. The targeted materials play a role in a variety of different applications, ranging from bioconjugation and novel lipid structures to catalysis and advanced batteries. A special emphasis has been placed on polyether and polyester chemistry as well as on the incorporation of branching points in general. Furthermore, silicon-based polymer chemistry and microreactor-controlled polymer synthesis are studied intensely. Major achievements of the research group in recent years include for instance the development of hyperbranched poly(ethylene glycol), hyperbranched polyglycolide and a variety of functional PEGs for biomedical applications.