Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials

In 2020 the Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials was created at the Technical University of Munich in Campus Straubing under the lead of Prof. Dr. Rubén D. Costa.  We conduct research going from the design and preparation of biogenic and sustainable active materials to the fabrication and optimization of energy-related (lighting and photovoltaic) technologies. This is rounded by our expertise in electrochemical, spectroscopic, and theoretical characterization techniques. Our final goal is to progress the technologies above fulfilling the Green Photonics concept. In particular, our current research encompasses three lines: protein hybrid materials, sustainable electroactive materials, and hybrid optoelectronics.



Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials

Schulgasse 22
94315 Straubing


Head of the Chair

Prof. Dr. habil. Rubén D. Costa
Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-470


Theresa Rothammer
Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-480

Silke Heindl
Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-411