Polymers in aqueous environment: multi-phase systems and hydrogels

Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt/ University of Glasgow

March 24, 2021, 2 - 3 pm CET

Online live talk


Water-soluble polymers and hydrogels play a crucial role in contemporary polymer science. There are several promising applications proposed for these materials, especially in the biomedical field. Thus, applications like drug-delivery, sensing or tissue engineering are in the focus of research. In his presentation, Bernhard Schmidt will give an overview of the recent developments of his research group regarding polymers in aqueous environment. A particular focus will be given to aqueous multi-phase systems, water-in-water emulsions and reinforced carbon nitride-derived hydrogels.

Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt

Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt completed his PhD in 2013 with Professor Barner-Kowollik at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a PostDoc with Professor Hawker at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Afterwards he joined the department of Professor Antonietti at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as a Group Leader. In 2019, he was appointed as Lecturer in Synthetic Polymer Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. His research focusses on polymers in aqueous environment, block copolymer self-assembly, metal-organic framework/polymer hybrids and carbon nitride/polymer hybrid materials. Over the past years he received the Dr. Hermann Schnell Award and the Polymers Young Investigator Award. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal "Polymers" and is editor of the thematic issue "Polymer chemistry: fundamentals and applications" in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry.


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