Klaus-Viktor Peinemann

Emeritus Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership :
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Kiel University, 1982
  • Dipl. Chemistry, Kiel University, 1977

Research Interests

Professor Peinemann’s research focuses on the development of multicomponent polymer-based membranes and adsorbents. Examples are self-assembled structures of block copolymers, stimuli-responsive membrane materials, metal/polymer and metal organic framework/polymer composites and highly cross-linked polymer membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration.

Selected Publications

  • H. Yu, X. Qiu, S.P. Nunes, K.-V. Peinemann, Biomimetic Block Copolymer Particles with Gated Nanopores und Ultrahigh Protein Sorption Capacity, Nature Communications (2014) 5, doi: 10.1083/ncomms5110
  • M. Karunakaran, S. P. Nunes, X. Qiu, H. Yu, K.-V. Peinemann, Isoporous PS-b-PEO Ultrafilration Membranes via Self-Assembly and Water-Induced Phase Separation, J. Membr, Sci. 453 (2014) 471-477
  • E. Barankova, N. Pradeep, K.-V. Peinemann, Zeolite-Imidazolate Framework (ZIF-8) Membrane Synthesis on a Mixed-Matrix Substrate, Chem. Comm. 49 (2013) 9419-9421
  • S.P. Nunes, A. R. Behzad, K.-V. Peinemann, Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Membranes: From Basic Research to Large Scale Manufacturing, J. Material Res. 28 (2013), 2661-2665
  • R. Hilke, N. Pradeep, P. Madhavan, U. Vainio, A. R. Behzad, R. Sougrat, S. P. Nunes, K.-V. Peinemann, Block Copolymer Hollow Fiber Membranes with Catalytic Activity and pH-Response, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (2013) 7001-7006