Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Binder

Curiculum Vitae

Binder, Wolfgang H., Prof. Dr.
born 1969,
Lehrstuhl Makromolecular Chemistry
Professor, W3,


Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Von-Danckelmann-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)
Tel.: +49 345 55 25930
Fax: +49 345 55 27392

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Binder

Academic training and degrees

2004Habilitation in “Makromolekulare Chemie”, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
1995PhD in Organic Chemistry with Distinction, University of Vienna, Austria, supervisor: Prof. Dr. W. Schmid
1992Diploma thesis with Distinction, University of Vienna, Austria, supervisor: Prof. E. Zbiral
1987 – 1992Study of Chemistry/University of Vienna, Austria

Professional Career

2011 – 2022Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences II (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2010 – 2011Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Natural Sciences II (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics), Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2009 – 2019Director, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum f. Materialwissenschaften, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2009 – 2010Director of the Institute of Chemistry, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
since 2007Lehrstuhlinhaber (W3, Makromolekulare Chemie), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Institute of Chemistry
2006Offer for a W3-Professorship “Makromolekulare Chemie”, Universität Osnabrück, Germany, declined.
2006Offer for a C-4 Professorship „Spezial- und Funktionspolymere“, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, declined.
02/2006                Visiting Professor / University of Paris IV and CNRS (France)
2004 – 2007“Ausserordentlicher Universitätsprofessor”, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
2004                Habilitation in “Macromolecular Chemistry”, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
02/2002                Visiting Professor / University of Montpellier (France)
1997 – 2003         Habilitation (“University Assistant”), Vienna University of Technology
1997      PostDoc, University of Vienna, Austria, Prof. J. Mulzer
1996 – 1997PostDoc, Emory University, USA, Prof. F. M. Menger


2017 – 2020Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Macro Letters and Macromolecules
since 2017Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Macromol. Rapid Communications (Wiley) and Polymer (Elsevier)
since 2014           Member of the editorial advisory board of “European Polymer Journal”
2011 – 2019Vice-leader of the DFG-Forschergruppe FOR 1145
since 2011Member of the Direktorium of the DFG-funded SFB TRR 102
2014Evonik Industries-price ECRP
198718th International Chemistry Olympiad (Veszprem, Hungary), Bronze-Medal

More than 290 publications in refereed journals, H-Index (Sept 2023, Google Scholar) = 59 (>14883 citations); Adv. Mater. (3), Angew. Chemie (10), Adv. Funct. Mater. (1), NanoLett (1), ACS Nano (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (2), ACS MacroLett (4), Macromolecules (25), Chem. Commun. (5), Langmuir (6), Small (2), Polym. Chem. (13).

Selected Publications

  1. J. F. Thümmler, R. Maragani, F.-J. Schmitt, G. Tang, S. Mahmoudi Rahmanlou, J. Laufer, H. Lucas, K. Mäder, W. H. Binder* Thermoresponsive Swelling of Photoacoustic Single-Chain Nanoparticles, Chemical Communications, accepted, (2023),
  2. Katcharava, Z.; Zhou, X.; Bhandary, R.; Sattler, R.; Huth, H.; Beiner, M.; Marinow, A.; Binder, W. H.* Solvent and catalyst free vitrimeric poly(ionic liquid) electrolytes for Li-ion batteries, RSC Advances, 13, 14435-14442 (2023),
  3. S. Chen, Z. LI, N. Mahmood, F. Lortie, J. Bernard, W. H. Binder, J. Zhu*: Hydrogen[1]Bonded Supramolecular Polymer Adhesives: Straightforward Synthesis and Strong Surface Interaction, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 134, 22, (2022)
  4. Y. Cai, F. Lehmann, E. Peiter, S. Chen, J. Zhu, D. Hinderberger, W. H. Binder*: Bergman Cyclization of Main Chain Enediyne Polymers for Enhanced DNA Cleavage, Polymer Chemistry 13, 3412 – 3421 (2022)
  5. J. F. Thümmler (Hoffmann), A. H. Roos, J. Krüger, D. Hinderberger, F. J. Schmitt, G. Tang, F. G. Golmohamadi, J. Laufer, W. H. Binder*, Tuning the Internal Compartimentation of Single-Chain Nanoparticles as Fluorescent Contrast Agents, Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2022),
  6. A. Funtan, P. Michael, S. Rost, J. Omeis, K. Lienert, W. H. Binder*: Selfdiagnostic Polymers – Inline Detection of Thermal Degradation of Unsaturated Poly(ester imide)s, Advanced Materials 33, 18, 2100068 (2021),
  7. J. F. Hoffmann, A. H. Roos, F.-J. Schmitt, D. Hinderberger, W. H Binder*: Fluorescent and water dispersible single‐chain nanoparticles: core‐shell structured compartmentation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60, 14, 7820-7827 (2021),
  8. V. B. K. Adjedje, E. Schell, Y. L. Wolf, A. Laub, M. J. Weissenborn*, W. H. Binder*: Enzymatic Degradation of Synthetic Polyisoprenes via Surfactant-Free Polymer Emulsification, Green Chemistry, 23, 9433 – 9438 (2021), DOI: 10.1039/D1GC03515K
  9. J. Freudenberg and W. H. Binder*: Chirality control of screw-sense in Aib-polymers: synthesis and helicity of amino acid functionalized polymers, ACS Macro Letters, 686 – 690 (2020),
  10. M. Biewend, P. Michael and W. H. Binder*: Detection of stress in polymers : mechanochemical activation of CuAAC click reactions in poly(urethane) networks, Soft Matter, 1137 – 1141 (2020),
  11. J. Freudenberg and W. H. Binder*: Multisegmented hybrid-polymer based on oligo-amino acids: synthesis and secondary structure in solution and the solid state. Macromolecules, 52, 4534-4544 (2019),
  12. S. Chen, A. Funtan, F. Gao, B. Cui, A. Meister, S. S. Parkin and W. H. Binder* : Synthesis and Morphology of Semifluorinated Polymeric Ionic Liquids, Macromolecules, 51, 8620–8628 (2018),
  13. S. Chen, T. Yan, M. Fischer, A. Mordvinkin, K. Saalwächter, T. Thurn-Albrecht, and W. H. Binder: Opposing Phase-Segregation and Hydrogen-Bonding Forces in Supramolecular Polymers, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56, 13016 (2017),
  14. D. Döhler, P. Michael and W. H. Binder*: CuAAc Based Click Chemistry in Self-Healing Polymers, Accounts of Chemical Research, 50, 2610 (2017),
  15. S. Deike and W. H. Binder*: Induction of Chirality in β-Turn Mimetic Polymer Conjugates via Postpolymerization “Click” Coupling. Macromolecules, 50, 2637–2644 (2017),
  16. S. Chen and W. H. Binder*: Dynamic Ordering and Phase Segregation in Hydrogen-Bonding Polymers, Accounts of Chemical Research, 49, 1409 (2016),
  17. S. Chen, B.-D. Lechner, A. Meister and W. H. Binder*: Hierarchical Micelles via Polyphilic Interactions: Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Dendrons and Double Immiscible Polymers. Nano Letters, 16 (2), 1491–1496 (2016),
  18. P. Michael and W. H. Binder*: A Mechanochemically Triggered “Click” Catalyst, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 13918 (2015),
  19. S. Chen, N. Mahmood, M. Beiner and W. H. Binder*: Self-Healing Materials from V- and H-Shaped Supramolecular Architectures, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 10188 (2015),
  20. S. Chen, D. Ströhl and W. H. Binder*: Orthogonal Modification of Polymers via Thio-Bromo “Click” Reaction and Supramolecular Chemistry: An Easy Method Towards Head-to-Tail Self-Assembled Supramolecular Polymers. ACS Macro Letters, 4, 48–52 (2015)
  21. M. Malke, H. Barqawi and W. H. Binder* : Synthesis of an Amphiphilic Beta-Turn Mimetic Polymer-Conjugate ACS Macro Letters, 3, 393-397 (2014)
  22. M. Schulz, S. Werner, K. Bacia, and W. H. Binder: Controlling Molecular Recognition with Lipid/Polymer Domains in Vesicle Membranes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52, 1829 (2013),
  23. F. Herbst, S. Seiffert and W. H. Binder*: Dynamic supramolecular poly(isobutylene)s for self-healing materials, Polymer Chemistry, 3, 3084-3092 (2012) DOI:10.1039/C2PY20265 . This article has been identified as a `Paper-of-the-week´ for Polymer Chemistry. The article has been highlighted on the blog of Polymer Chemistry: (
  24. A. Olubummo, M. Schulz, B.-D. Lechner, P. Scholtysek, K. Bacia, A. Blume, J. Kressler, and W. H. Binder*: Controlling the Localization of Polymer-Functionalized Nanoparticles in Mixed Lipid/Polymer Membranes, ACS Nano 6, 8713 (2012),
  25. B. Pulamagatta, M. Y. E. Yau, I. Gunkel, T. Thurn-Albrecht, K. Schröter, D.Pfefferkorn, J. Kressler, M. Steinhart, and W. H. Binder*: Block Copolymer Nanotubes by Melt-infiltration of Nanoporous Aluminum Oxide, Advanced Materials, 23, 781 (2011),
  26. W. H. Binder*, S. Bernstorff, C. Kluger, L. Petraru, and M. J. Kunz: Tunable Materials from Hydrogen-Bonded Pseudo Block Copolymers, Advanced Materials, 17, 2824 (2005),
  27. W. H. Binder* and Christian Kluger: Combining Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) with Sharpless-Type “Click” Reactions: An Easy Method for the Preparation of Side Chain Functionalized Poly(oxynorbornenes), Macromolecules, 37, 9321 (2004),


  1. R. Zirbs, W. H. Binder, M. Gahleitner, D. Machl; Impact modification of polyolefins, Patent No. EP 2 020 428 A1 (2009)
  2. P. Aswath. X. Chen, V. Sharma, MA Igartua, F. Pagano, W. H. Binder et. al; Synergistic mixtures of ionic liquids with other ionic liquids and/or with ashless thiophosphates for antiwear and/or friction reduction applications WO 2013169779 A1 (2013)
  3. A. Funtan, S. Rost, J. Omeis, W. H. Binder, G. Schaumburg et. al.; Detektion der Abbauprodukte von Polyesterimiden (PEI), EP 10577PFA (2021)

Selected Review Papers, Edited Books, and Book Chapters 

  1. Rohmer, M.; Freudenberg, J.; Binder, W. H. Secondary Structures in Synthetic Poly(Amino Acids): Homo- and Copolymers of Poly(Aib), Poly(Glu), and Poly(Asp). Macromolecular Bioscience 2023, 23 (4), 2200344, DOI:
  2. Marinow, A.; Katcharava, Z.; Binder, W. H. Self-Healing Polymer Electrolytes for Next-Generation Lithium Batteries. Polymers 2023, 15 (5), 1145, DOI: 10.3390/polym15051145.
  3. Sharma, H.; Rana, S.; Singh, P.; Hayashi, M.; Binder, W. H.; Rossegger, E.; Kumar, A.; Schlögl, S. Self-healable fiber-reinforced vitrimer composites: overview and future prospects. RSC Advances 2022, 12 (50), 32569-32582, DOI: 10.1039/D2RA05103F.
  4. Rupp, H.; Binder, W. H. 3D Printing of Solvent-Free Supramolecular Polymers. Frontiers in Chemistry 2021, 9 (1012), Review. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2021.771974.
  5. Raimondo, M.; Naddeo, C.; Vertuccio, L.; Bonnaud, L.; Dubois, P.; Binder, W. H.; Sorrentino, A.; Guadagno, L. Multifunctionality of structural nanohybrids: the crucial role of carbon nanotube covalent and non-covalent functionalization in enabling high thermal, mechanical and self-healing performance. Nanotechnology 2020, 31 (22), 225708. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ab7678.
  6. Krishnakumar, B.; Sanka, R. V. S. P.; Binder, W. H.; Parthasarthy, V.; Rana, S.; Karak, N. Vitrimers: Associative dynamic covalent adaptive networks in thermoset polymers. Chemical Engineering Journal 2020, 385, 123820. DOI:
  7. Binder, W. H. The “labile” chemical bond: A perspective on mechanochemistry in polymers. Polymer 2020, 202, 122639. DOI:
  8. Neumann, S.; Biewend, M.; Rana, S.; Binder, W. H. The CuAAC: Principles, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysts, and Novel Developments and Applications. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2019, 1900359,
  9. Binder, W. H. The Past 40 Years of Macromolecular Sciences: Reflections on Challenges in Synthetic Polymer and Material Science. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2019, 40, 1800610,   
  10. Campanella, A.; Döhler, D.; Binder, W. H. Self-Healing in Supramolecular Polymers. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2018, 1700739,   
  11. Shaygan Nia, A.; Binder, W. H. Graphene as initiator/catalyst in polymerization chemistry. Progress in Polymer Science 2017, 67, 48-76,   
  12. Döhler, D.; Michael, P.; Binder, W. H. CuAAC-Based Click Chemistry in Self-Healing Polymers. Accounts of Chemical Research 2017, 50, 2610-2620,
  13. Chen, S.; Binder, W. H. Dynamic Ordering and Phase Segregation in Hydrogen-Bonded Polymers. Accounts of Chemical Research 2016, 49, 1409-1420,   
  14. Schulz, M.; Binder, W. H. Mixed Hybrid Lipid/Polymer Vesicles as a Novel Membrane Platform. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2015, 36, 2031-2041,   
  15. Herbst, F.; Döhler, D.; Michael, P.; Binder, W. H. Self-healing polymers via supramolecular forces. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2013, 34, 203-220,   
  16. Binder, W.; Zirbs, R.: Supramolecular Polymers and Networks with Hydrogen Bonds in the Main- and Side-Chain. In Advances in Polymer Science: “Hydrogen Bonded Polymers”; Binder, W. H., Ed.; Advances in Polymer Science, 2007; pp 1-78,  
  17. Binder, W. H.; Smrzka, O. W. Self-Assembly of Fibers and Fibrils. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2006, 45, 7324-7328,   
  18. Binder, W. H.; Barragan, V.; Menger, F. M. Domains and Rafts in Lipid Membranes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2003, 42, 5802-5827,   
  19. Binder, W. H., Self Healing Polymers. Ed.: Wiley, 2015, pp 446 pages,   
  20. Binder, W. H., Self-Healing Polymers. From Principles to Applications. Ed.; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, 2013, 425 pages, ISBN: 978-3-52733439-1, Onlineversion 
  21. Binder, W. H., Hydrogen Bonded Polymers. Advances in Polymer Science, Ed., 2007, Vol. 207, pp 1-78, Onlineversion
  22. Kurzhals, S.; Binder, W. H.: Combination of Olefin Metathesis Polymerization with Click Chemistry. In Handbook of Metathesis, Edition: 2nd; Robert H. Grubbs, E. K., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons, 2015; pp 207-227,   
  23. Herbst, F.; Binder, W. H.: Self-healing polymers via supramolecular, hydrogen bonded networks. In Self Healing Polymers: from Principles to Application; Binder, W. H., Ed.; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, 2013; pp 275-300,
  24. Döhler, D.; Michael, P.; Binder, W. H.: Principles of Self Healing Polymers. In Self Healing Polymers: from Principle to Application; Binder, W. H., Ed.; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, 2013; pp 7-60,
  25. Binder, W. H.; Herbst, F.: Click chemistry in polymer science. In McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology; Blumel, D., Ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2011; pp 46-49,
  26. Binder, W. H.; Enders, C.; Herbst, F.; Hackethal, K.: Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Polymers. In Complex Macromolecular Architectures; John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2011; pp 53-95,    
  27. Binder, W. H.; Zirbs, R.: “Click”-Chemistry in Macromolecular Synthesis. In Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology; John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2009; pp DOI: 10.1002/0471440264.pst0471440565,    
  28. Binder, W. H.; Dunky, M.; Jahromi, S. Melamine resins. Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 2005, 15, 773-776,