Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    Studied organic and analytic chemistry, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 1995 – 1996
    Scientific Assistant, Faculty of Chemistry, St. Kliment Ohridski University Sofia

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in chemistry, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia, and Wool Research Institute, RWTH Aachen University (Prof. Fakirov, Prof. Höcker)

  • 1996 – 1999
    Staff Scientist, BMBF Project Film formation of aqueous latex dispersions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research Mainz

  • 1999
    PhD in chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and Mainz University, Germany (Prof. Wegner)

  • 1999
    Project Leader, Suspension formation in micromixer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research Mainz and at the Institute of Micromechanics Mainz

  • 2000
    Project Leader, BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, R & D, Division Polyols

  • 2000 – 2007
    Research associate, Analytical Department, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

  • since 2007
    Head of the Polymer Separation Group, Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research Dresden

  • since 2011
    Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Technical University Dresden

Selected publications

  • J. Brandt, K. Oehlenschlaeger, F.-G.Schmidt, C. Barner-Kowollik, A. Lederer “State-of-the Art Analytical Methods for Assessing Dynamic Bonding Soft Matter Materials”, Adv. Mat. 2014, 26(33), 5758–5785.

  • A. Lederer, A. Khalyavina, W. Burchard, P. Lindner, R. Schweins, ”Is the universal law valid for hyperbranched polymers?”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52(17), 4659-4663.

  • S. Boye, D. Appelhans, V. Boyko, S. Zschoche, H. Komber, P. Friedel, P. Formanek, A. Janke, B. Voit, A. Lederer, “pH Triggered Aggregate Shape of Different Generations Lysine-Dendronized Maleimide Copolymers with Maltose Shell”, Biomacromolecules 2012,13(12), 4222-4235.

  • A. Khalyavina, F. Schallausky, H. Komber, M. Al Samman, W. Radke, A. Lederer “Aromatic-Aliphatic Polyesters with Tailored Degree of Branching Based on AB/AB2 and ABB*/AB2 Monomers” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 3268-3276.

  • B. I. Voit and A. Lederer „Hyperbranched and Highly Branched Polymer Architectures – Synthetic Strategies and Major Characterization Aspects”, Chem. Rev. 2009, 109 (11), 5924-5973.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DFG project Branching design in polyolefins by catalyst variation. Theory meets experiment, since 2015

  • Industry project with Evonik Industries AG Dynamic polymer bonding for self-healing materials, since 2013

  • DPI project #602 BranChar Synthesis of well-defined branched architectures for method development in branching characterization, 2006–2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair of the International Symposium on Field- and Flow- based Separations, 2016

  • Chair of the Scientific-Technical Council of the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.

  • Chair/Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Separation and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules, 2013/2015

  • Guest Editor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2013

  • Member of the Committee of the International Symposia on Field Flow Fractionation

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Symposium on Separation and Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules, 2003-2011

  • The German Chemical Society (GDCh), Macromolecular Chemistry Group

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Subcommittee on Molecular Characterisation of Polymers

  • Organising Committee of the International Symposium on Separation and Characterisation of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules

  • CASSS – An International Separation Science Society

Additional qualifications

Organisation of professional meetings:

  • International Symposium on Separation and Characterisation of Natural and Synthetic Macromolecules, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Workshop on Characterisation of Highly Branched Polymers, Dresden, Germany, 2008

  • DPI Corporate Research Programme Review Meeting, Dresden 2007

Peer review activities:

  • Journal of Chromatography A

  • Journal of Separation Science

  • Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

  • Macromolecules

  • Biomacromolecules

  • John Wiley & Sons Books

  • Progress in Polymer Science

  • Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

  • Macromolecular Rapid Communication

    among others


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • married, two sons (born 2001 and 2004)


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