Main Research Focus Life Sciences

At FH Aachen, the complex interplay of biology, chemistry, physics, biomedicine and engineering sciences is brought together in the focus area of "Life Sciences", both in fundamentally oriented and applied research. The faculties of Chemistry and Biotechnology as well as Medical Engineering and Technomathematics are part of that. Furthermore, our researchers have teamed up in three institutes to conduct interdisciplinary research in the focus areas of bio- and polymer chemistry, medical and process engineering as well as biophysics, biotechnology and bioengineering.


The Institute for Applied Polymer Chemistry (IAP) at FH Aachen conducts research in the fields of polymer chemistry and plastics technology. Its research activities focus on sustainable polymer and hydrogel chemistry, nanoscale additives, rubber technology as well as plastics processing and recycling.

The Institute for Bioengineering (IfB) combines engineering and natural sciences and focuses on research and development work in the fields of biomedicine, biophysics, systems biology, process and systems engineering.

At the Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies (INB), our researchers deal with interdisciplinary research fields in biology and microelectronics, mainly in the areas of chemo- and biosensor technology, DNA sensor technology and nanostructures, optical micro- and nanosystems technology, semiconductor technology and nanoelectronics, cell culture technology, applied immunology, industrial microbiology, enzyme technology as well as biocatalysis.


Participating Institutions

Institut für Angewandte Polymerchemie (IAP)
Phone +49. 241. 6009 53875

Institut für Bioengineering (IfB)
Phone +49. 241. 6009 53862

Institut für Nano- und Biotechnologien (INB)
Phone +49. 241. 6009 53215

Competence Platform "Bioengineering"
Phone +49. 241. 6009 53028