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Bjoern Schulte

Portrait of Bjoern Schulte


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.

Research Interests

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.


2015 PhD (Dr. rer. nat) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
2011 “Diplom-Chemiker” (master degree in Chemistry) at RWTH Aachen University (Germany)


2015 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Students from the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation


  • 128 B. Schulte, S. Schrettl, H. Frauenrath, Synthesis and Use of Reactive Molecular Precursors for the Preparation of Carbon Nanomaterials in Chemistry of Carbon Nanostructures, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2017, 289–314.
  • 121 S. Schrettl, B. Schulte, H. Frauenrath, Templating for Hierarchical Structure Control in Carbon Materials., Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 18828-18848.
  • 120 S. Schrettl, B. Schulte, C. Stefaniu, J. Oliveira, G. Brezesinski, H. Frauenrath, Preparation of Carbon Nanosheets at Room Temperature , JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), 2016, 0, e53505.
  • 119 B. Schulte, K. Rahimi, H. Keul, D.E. Demco, A. Walther, M. Möller , Blending of reactive prepolymers to control the morphology and polarity of polyglycidol based microgels , Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 943.
  • 118 B. Schulte, A. Walther, H. Keul, M. Möller, Polyglycidol-Based Prepolymers to Tune the Nanostructure of Microgels , Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 1633.
  • 117 B. Schulte, C.A. Dannenberg, H. Keul, M. Möller , 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, 2013, 51, 1243.

Contact Information

Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials

MXG 037
Station 12
1015 Lausanne
+41 21 693 7395

News & Highlights

  • - Reuben Yeo joined the group as a postdoc.
  • - Alexis Claveau joined the group as a PhD Student.
  • - Nicolas Candau joined the group as a postdoc.