... studied chemistry at the Universities of Bayreuth (Germany) and Lund (Sweden) and obtained his diploma in 2006. After his PhD under the supervision of Axel H. E. Müller in 2009, he joined the group of Ian Manners at the University of Bristol as DAAD postdoctoral fellow. In 2010 he was appointed Juniorprofessor at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and became Full Professor at this institution in 2015. He has been awarded the Dr.-Hermann-Schnell-Fellowship in 2013 and the Carl-Duisberg Memorial Award of the GDCh in 2020. His scientific interests include controlled/living polymerization techniques, block copolymers, polyelectrolytes, and polyampholytes – all in the context of using (directed) self-assembly processes for material design in the fields of membranes, hybrid materials, and biomedicine.
since 2015 Professor, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2010 - 2015 Junior Professor, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2009 - 2010 Postdoc, University of Bristol
2006 - 2009 PhD, University of Bayreuth
We are interested in the self-assembly and application of polymeric materials at different length scales from 1 nm up to several µm. This involves the synthesis and characterisation of innovative and functional polymers and block copolymers. To achieve this, we utilise different polymerisation techniques, ranging from conventional free radical to ionic methods.
This study is Project 10 of the SPP 2332 PoP.