Stellenausschreibung Nr. ITCP 01-2023

ITCP 01-2023 Bachelor / Master Thesis: Ultra-high molecular weight polymers

Tätigkeitsbeschreibung

Conventional controlled polymerization techniques such as RAFT and ATRP allow a wide range of functional monomers to be polymerized, yet the maximum molecular weight that can be achieved is limited. On the other hand, ionic polymerization allows ultra-high molecular weights (UHMW) but has a low tolerance towards functional groups. In this project, advanced polymerization techniques are applied to synthesize new functional UHMW copolymers, including their post polymerization functionalization, characterization and evaluation of potential applications e.g. for electrospinning/jetting and 3D printing.

Persönliche Qualifikation
  • Basic knowledge of organic and/or polymer synthesis
  • Basic knowledge of analytical methods (NMR, SEC, IR, UV/Vis, DSC, TGA etc.)
Organisationseinheit

Institut für Biologische Grenzflächen 3 - Makromolekulare Materialien (IBG 3), Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP)

Eintrittstermin

as soon as possible

Contract duration

Bachelor thesis: 3 Months (6 weeks labwork, 6 weeks thesis writing)

Master thesis: 6 Months (5 months labwork, 1 month thesis writing)

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Patrick Théato, e-mail: patrick.theato@kit.edu, Dr. Dominik Voll, e-Mail: dominik.voll@kit.edu or Dr. Christian Schmitt, e-mail: christian.schmitt3@kit.edu.

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