Behrens, Peter

Behrens, Peter, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

Leibniz University of Hannover
Callinstraße 9
Hannover 30167


Biography / About

Date of Birth:June, 1957
Function:Director, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover


1985Dipl.-Chem., Chemistry, University Hamburg, Dr. W. Metz
1988Dr. rer. nat., Chemistry, University Hamburg
1994Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation), Inorganic Chemistry, University of Konstanz

Academic appointments and Research posts:

1985 - 1988Scientific assistant at University of Hamburg
1989 - 1994Scientific assistant at University of Konstanz
1994Guest scientist, University of California, Santa Barbara, Prof. G.D. Stucky
1994DFG Habilitation grant
1994 - 1998Associate (C3) professor for Inorganic Chemistry at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
1998 Full professor (C4) for Inorganic Chemistry at Leibniz Universität Hannover
2000Call on a professorship at Universität Freiburg (declined)

Other professional activities:

Membership in advisory boards: Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung, Würzburg; Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie, Hannover

Awards and Prizes:

2008 Member of Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft

Major research interests:

  • Biomaterials
  • Implants
  • Tissue engineering
  • Nanostructures
  • Growth factor delivery

Selected Publications:

  1. Wuttke S, Zimpel A, Bein T, Braig S, Stoiber K, Vollmar A, Müller D, Haastert-Talini K, Schaeske J, Stiesch M, Zahn G, Mohmeyer A, Behrens P, Eickelberg O, Bölükbas DA, Meiners S. Validating Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles for Their Nanosafety in Diverse Biomedical Applications. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2017, 6:1600818
  2. Burblies N; Schulze J, Schwarz HC, Kranz K, Motz D, Vogt C, Lenarz T, Warnecke A, Behrens P. Coatings of Different Carbon Nanotubes on Platinum Electrodes for Neuronal Devices: Preparation, Cytocompatibility and Interaction with Spiral Ganglion Cells. PLOSONE. 2016; 11:e0158571.
  3. Duda F, Bradel S, Bleich A, Abendroth P, Heemeier T, Ehlert N, Behrens P, Esser KH, Lenarz T, Brandes G, Prenzler NK. Biocompatibility of silver containing silica films on Bioverit® II middle ear prostheses in rabbits. J Biomater Appl 2015; 30:17-29
  4. Angrisani N, Foth F, Kietzmann M, Schumacher S, Angrisani GL, Christel A, Behrens P, Reifenrath J. Increased accumulation of magnetic nanoparticles by magnetizable implant materials for the treatment of implant-associated complications. J Nanobiotechnol 2013; 11:34
  5. Schäck LM, Noack S, Winkler R, Wissmann G, Behrens P, Wellmann M, Jagodzinski M, Krettek C, Hoffmann A. The phosphate source influences gene expression and quality of mineralization during in vitro osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. PLOSONE 2013; 8:e65943
  6. Ehlert N, Mueller PP, Stieve M, Lenarz, T, Behrens P. Mesoporous silica films as a novel biomaterial: applications in the middle ear. Chem Soc Rev 2013; 42:3847-3861,
  7. Neumann A, Christel A, Kasper C, Behrens P. BMP2-loaded nanoporous silica nanoparticles promote osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. RSC Adv. 2013; 3:24222-24230
  8. Ehlert N, Hoffmann A, Luessenhop T, Gross G, Mueller PP, Stieve M, Lenarz T, Behrens P. Amino-modified silica surfaces efficiently immobilize bone morphogeneticprotein 2 (BMP2) for medical purposes. Acta Biomater. 2011; 7:1772-1779
  9. Ehlert N, Badar M, Christel A, Lohmeier SJ, Luessenhop T, Stieve M, Lenarz T, Mueller PP, Behrens P. Mesoporous Silica Coatings for Controlled Release of the Antibiotic Ciprofloxacin from Implants. J Mater Chem 2011; 21:752-760
  10. Steinhaus S, Stark Y, Bruns S, Haile Y, Scheper T, Grothe C, Behrens P. Polysialic acid immobilized on silanized glass surfaces: a test case for its use as a biomaterial for nerve regeneration. J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med. 2010; 21:1371-1378

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