Bjoern studied Chemistry at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany) and at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). He received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry at RWTH Aachen (DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
) in 2015 studying the synthesis of structured microgels based on multifunctional polyether prepolymers in the group of Prof. Martin Möller. During his PhD studies he went for a research stay to Osaka University, Japan, and worked in the group of Prof. Mitsuru Akashi
in the framework of the international research training program „SeleCa“
. Since January 2015 Bjoern works as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Holger Frauenrath at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), where he investigates the self-assembly of hexayne surfactants at interfaces for the fabrication of carbon nanomaterials.
Bjoern’s interests lie at the interface of organic synthesis and physical chemistry. Currently, he studies the self-assembly of novel hexayne surfactants at liquid/liquid interfaces as well as at the air/water interface.
PhD (Dr. rer. nat) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
“Diplom-Chemiker” (master degree in Chemistry) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Students from the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
Templating for Hierarchical Structure Control in Carbon Materials.,
Preparation of Carbon Nanosheets at Room Temperature
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments),
Blending of reactive prepolymers to control the morphology and polarity of polyglycidol based microgels
Polyglycidol-Based Prepolymers to Tune the Nanostructure of Microgels
Formation of linear and cyclic polyoxetanes in the cationic ring-opening polymerization of 3-allyloxymethyl-3-ethyloxetane and subsequent postpolymerization modification of poly(3-allyloxymethyl-3-ethyloxetane),
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry,