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Dr. Benjamin Winkeljann

Dr. Benjamin Winkeljann


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Since April 2021 Postdoc, LMU Munich
12/2020 - 03/2021 Postdoc, Munich School of Bioengineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU Munich
11/2020: PhD, Munich School of Bioengineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, TU Munich
12/2016: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, TU Munich
03/2015: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, TU Munich


  1. F. Schnitter, A. M. Bergmann, B. Winkeljann, J. Rodon Fores, O. Lieleg and J. Boekhoven, Synthesis and characterization of dissipative supramolecular materials driven by carbodiimide-based fuels, Nature Protocols, accepted (2021)
  2. C. Kimna, B. Winkeljann, J. Hoffmeister and O. Lieleg, Biopolymer-based nanoparticles with tunable mucoadhesivity efficiently deliver therapeutics across the corneal barrier, Materials Science and Engineering: C 121, 111890 (2021)
  3. C. Kimna*, B. Winkeljann*, J. Song and O. Lieleg, Smart biopolymer-based multilayers enable consecutive drug release events on demand, Advanced Materials Interfaces 7 (19) 2000735 (2020)
  4. K. Dai, J. Rodon-Fores, C. Wanzke, B. Winkeljann, A. Bergmann, O. Lieleg and J. Boekhoven, Regulating chemically fueled peptide assemblies by molecular design, Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (33) 14142–14149 (2020)
  5. J. Song*, B. Winkeljann* and O. Lieleg, Biopolymer-based coatings: promising strategies to improve the biocompatibility and functionality of materials used in biomedical engineering, Advanced Materials Interfaces 7(14) 2000850 (2020)
  6. H. Yan, M. Hjorth, B. Winkeljann, I. Dobryden, O. Lieleg and T. Crouzier, Glyco-modification of mucin hydrogels to investigate their immune activity, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12 (17) 19324–19336 (2020)
  7. B. Winkeljann*, M. G. Bauer*, M. Marczynski, T. Rau, S. A. Sieber and O. Lieleg, Covalent mucin coatings form stable anti-biofouling layers on a broad range of medical polymer materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces 7(4) 1902069 (2020)
  8. H. Yan, C. Seignez, M. Hjorth, B. Winkeljann, O. Lieleg, M. Phillipson and T. Crouzier, Immune-informed mucin hydrogels evade fibrotic foreign body response in vivo, Advanced Functional Materials 29 (46) 1902581 (2019)
  9. J. Song, B. Winkeljann and O. Lieleg, Lubricity of manually purified porcine gastric mucin on hydrophobic surfaces at different physiologically relevant conditions, ACS Applied Bio Materials 2 (8) 3448-3457 (2019)
  10. J. Lang, B. Winkeljann, O. Lieleg and C. Zollfrank, Continuous synthesis and application of novel, archaeoinspired tackifiers from birch bark waste, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 7 (15) 13157-13166 (2019)
  11. B. Winkeljann, P. A. Leipold and O. Lieleg, Macromolecular coatings enhance the tribological performance of polymer-based lubricants, Advanced Materials Interfaces 6 (16) 1900366 (2019)
  12. M. Kiumarsi, M. Shahbazi, S. Yeganehzad, D. Majchrzak, O. Lieleg and B. Winkeljann, Relation between structural, mechanical and sensory properties of gluten-free bread as affected by modified dietary fibers, Food Chemistry 30, 664-673 (2019)
  13. H. Yan, C. Chircov, X. Zhong, B. Winkeljann, I. Dobryden, H.E. Nilsson, O. Lieleg, P.M. Claesson, Y.S. Hedberg, and T. Crouzier, Reversible condensation of mucins into nanoparticles, Langmuir 34 (45) 13615-13625 (2018)
  14. B. Winkeljann*, A. B. Bussmann*, M. G. Bauer and O. Lieleg, Oscillatory tribology performed with a commercial shear rheometer, Biotribology 14, 11-18 (2018)
  15. B. Winkeljann*, B. Käsdorf*, J. Boekhoven and O. Lieleg, Macromolecular coating enables tunable selectivity in a porous PDMS matrix, Macromolecular Bioscience 18 (2) 1700311 (2017)
  16. B. Winkeljann, K. Boettcher, B. Balzer and O. Lieleg, Mucin coatings prevent tissue damage at the cornea-contact lens-interface, Advanced Materials Interfaces 19 (4) 1700186 (2017)
  17. K. Boettcher, B. Winkeljann, T. A. Schmidt and O. Lieleg, Quantification of cartilage wear morphologies in uni-directional sliding experiments: Influence of different macromolecular lubricants, Biotribology 12, 43–51 (2017)

*equal contribution