Andreas Kiesow


Dr.-Ing. Andreas Kiesow, Group Manager Characterization of medical and cosmetic care products, Deputy Head of Department Biological and macromolecular materials

Research activities


  • Expertise in materials science with focus on microstructure and surface analysis
  • Characterization and evaluation of dental and personal care products and their interaction with biological surfaces and biomaterials
  • Transfer of methods from nanotechnology and microscopy as well as development of customized test models
  • Partner for the dental and personal care industry with focus on research, product development, claim support and high end visualization


Academic/professional resume



Head (acting) of Department Biological and macromolecular materials, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS

since 2013

Group Manager Characterization of medical and cosmetic care products, Fraunhofer IMWS


Group Manager Biofunctional surfaces, Fraunhofer IMWS

since 2008

Deputy Head of Department Biological and macromolecular materials, Fraunhofer IMWS


Research Associate, Fraunhofer IMWS


Research Associate, Institute of Physics, Chemnitz University of Technology





Ph.D. at Chemnitz University of Technology, Topic »Structure and electrical properties of plasma polymer films with embedded silver nanoparticles«


Graduate engineer (microsystems technology), Chemnitz University of Technology





Oral-B blend-a-med Prophylaxis Award under the patronage of the German Society of Pediatric Dentistry (DGKiZ) for »Impact of self-assembling peptides in remineralisation of artificial early enamel lesions adjacent to orthodontic brackets«, jointly with Maria Morawietz and Marburg University


Hugo-Junkers Innovation Award of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. Third place in category »Most innovative projects in applied research« for »PARODEX – Extrudates for periodontitis treatment« Jointly with Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, University of Bern and Sandra Sarembe.




Influence of the Amount of Toothpaste on Cleaning Efficacy: An In Vitro Study.

Sarembe S, Ufer C, Kiesow A, Limeback H, Meyer F, Fuhrmann I, et al.

Eur J Dent. (2022). DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1747953


The Impact on Dental Staining Caused by Beverages in Combination with Chlorhexidine Digluconate.

Sarembe S, Kiesow A, Pratten J, Webster C.

Eur J Dent. (2022). DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1742123


In vitro surface analysis of the brushing resistance of orthodontic sealants using two different profilometric evaluation methods.

Lorenz J, Schidtmann I, Morawietz M, Kiesow A, Wehrbein H, Sarembe S, et al.

Sci Rep. (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-19702-7


Robot and mechanical testing of a specialist manual toothbrush for cleaning efficacy and improved force control.

Acherkouk A, Gotze M, Kiesow A, Ramakrishnan A, Sarembe S, Lang T, et al.

BMC Oral Health. (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s12903-022-02211-4


Finite Element Evaluation of the Effect of adhesive Creams on the Stess State of Dentures and Abutment Teeth.

Ramakrishnan AN, Rohrle O, Ludtka C, Varghese R, Koehler J, Kiesow A, et al.

Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (2021). DOI: 10.1142/S0219519422500270


Numerical study of the stress state on the oral mucosa and abutment tooth upon insertion of partial dentures in the mandible.

Ramakrishnan AN, Rohrle O, Ludtka C, Varghese R, Koehler J, Kiesow A, et al.

Int J Numer Method Biomed Eng. (2021). DOI: 10.1002/cnm.3604


Dentin tubule occlusion by a 38% silver diamine fluoride gel: an in vitro investigation.

Kiesow A, Menzel M, Lippert F, Tanzer JM, Milgrom P.

BDJ Open. (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41405-022-00095-8 


In vitro surface investigation of calcium fluoride-like precipitation on human enamel after topical treatment with the organic fluoride nicomethanol hydrofluoride

Kiesow A.; Teuscher, N.; Morawietz, M.; Eick, S.

Oral Health Prev Dent. 2021;19(1):59-65. doi: 10.3290/j.ohpd.b898957


Finite element evaluation of the effect of adhesive creams on the stress state of dentures and oral mucosa

Ramakrishnan, A. N.; Röhrle, O.; Ludtka, C.; Varghese, R.; Koehler, J.; Kiesow, A.; Schwan, S. 

Appl Bionics Biomech. 2021 May 8;2021:5533770. doi: 10.1155/2021/5533770


In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial activity of minocycline formulations for topical application in periodontal therapy

Schmid, J.-L.; Kirchberg, M.; Sarembe, S.; Kiesow, A.; Sculean, A.; Mäder, K.; Buchholz, M.; Eick, S.
Pharmaceutics (2020), 12, 352. doi:10.3390/pharmaceutics12040352


In vitro whitening effect of a hydroxyapatite-based oral care gel

Sarembe, S., Enax, J., Morawietz, M., Kiesow, A.; Meyer, F.
European Journal of Dentistry (2020), doi:10.1055/s-0040-1714759


Controlled release minocycline-lipid-complex extrudates for the therapy of periodontitis with enhanced flexibility

Kirchberg, M., Eick, S., Buchholz, M., Rosche, F., Kiesow, A., Sarembe, S.; Mäder, K.
International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2020), 586, 119578. doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2020.119578


Impact of self-assembling peptides in remineralisation of artificial early enamel lesions adjacent to orthodontic brackets

Jablonski-Momeni, A., Nothelfer, R., Morawietz, M., Kiesow, A.; Korbmacher-Steiner, H.
Scientific Reports (2020), 10. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-72185-2


Retentive force of glass-ceramic soldered customized zirconia abutment copings with prefabricated titanium bases

Hey, J., Kasaliyska, M., Kiesow, A., Schweyen, R., Arnold, C.
Materials (2020), 13, 3193. doi:10.3390/ma13143193


Two genes in a pathogenicity gene cluster encoding secreted proteins are required for appressorial penetration and infection of the maize anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum graminicola

Eisermann, F. Weihmann, J-J. Krijger, C. Kröling, G. Hause, M. Menzel, S. Pienkney, A. Kiesow, H. B. Deising, G. R. Wirsel

Environmental Microbiology (2019), Vol. 21, S. 4773-4791


Extrudates of lipophilic tetracycline complexes: A new option for periodontitis therapy

M. Kirchberg, S. Eick, M. Buchholz, A. Kiesow, S. Sarembe, K. Mäder

International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2019), Vol. 572


Replacing microplastics: Natural cellulose offers gentle and biodegradable exfoliation

A. Huneke, J.Ryll, S. Sarembe, V. Sternitzke, A. Kiesow

Cosmetics & Toiletries Science Applied (2018), Vol. 133, S. 56-63


Material compatibility and antimicrobial activity of consumer products commonly used to clean dentures

A. Kiesow, S. Sarembe, R. L. Pizzey, A. S. Axe, D. J. Bradshaw

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (2016), Vol. 115, S. 189-198.e8