Kamil Maciol

Ph.D.Student / Visiting Researcher

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

in our team: June-September 2018

 

My entry into the fascinating world of polyethers began in 2013 with a practical coursein the research group of Prof. Frey, where I had the opportunity to get an insight into polymer research.The focus of this project was the synthesis of novel multifunctional polyethers and in this lab course I was first introduced to anionic ring-opening polymerization of epoxides.I deepened my knowledge as part of my diploma thesis, where I dealt with hydrophobic surface coatings.My doctoral thesis deals with crosslinkable polyethers.The exploration of unknown materials and their application are highly fascinating to me.In this context, I would like to sincerely thank Prof. Sajkiewicz for giving me the opportunity to learn the method of electrospinning in an interdisciplinary cooperation and thus expand the range of applications of my materials.

Credo

Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. (Forrest Gump)

Education

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz,Institute of Organic Chemistry (2010-2015)

Diploma thesis: Polymers based on fluoroalkyl glycidyl ethers

Research Skills and Interests

Polymer chemistry, anionic polymerization ring-opening polymerization, size exclusion chromatography, differential scanning calorimetry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, rheology, UV/Vis spectroscopy, mass spectrometry,contact angle measurement