The research group Intelligent Surfaces belongs to the department Smart Biomaterials at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry at Reutlingen University. Intelligent Surfaces develops and studies new surface-modifications (coatings) of materials for applications in medical engineering, i.e. immunosuppressive coating for cardiovascular application, controlled immobilization of microorganisms for applied biotechnology and protective antibacterial coatings.  Based on experiences of previous projects, new surface modifications are developed for various applications.

A second major research topic of the group is the development of innovative foam based materials for lightweight construction applied in aerospace engineering.