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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mathias Glaßner

Telefon: + 49 241 80 - 28 590
Office: 38C 132
E-Mail: Mathias.Glassner@CatalyticCenter.RWTH-Aachen.de


Research interests

  • Polymer synthesis
  • Sustainable building blocks for polymers
  • Techniques: NMR, FTIR, DSC, TGA, GPC, UV/VIS, MS

Curriculum vitae and education

March 2019 - present
Postdoctoral Fellow in the CAT Catalytic Center at ITMC, RWTH-Aachen, Germany

March 2013 - July 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow at Ghent University, Belgium, with Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom Area: Synthesis of poly(2-oxazoline)s for biomedical applications

January 2010 - December 2012
Ph.D. Student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with Prof. Dr. Barner-Kowollik Area: Polymer synthesis, post-functionalizations of polymers

February 2009 - August 2009
Diploma thesis at University of Karlsruhe (TH), with Prof. Dr. Barner-Kowollik

October 2004 - January 2009
Chemistry studies (Diploma) at University of Karlsruhe (TH)


Selected publications

01) Poly(2-oxazoline)s with Pendant Cubane Groups
M. Glassner, B. Verbraeken, V. V. Jerca, K. Van Hecke, J. Tsanaktsidis, R. Hoogenboom Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 4840-4847.

02) Poly(2-oxazoline)s: A Comprehensive Overview of Polymer Structures and their Physical Properties
M. Glassner, M. Vergaelen, R. Hoogenboom, Polym. Int. 2017, 67, 32-45.

03) The Label Matters: µPET Imaging of the Biodistribution of Low Molar Mass 89Zr and 18F-labeled Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)
M. Glassner, L. Palmieri, B. D. Monnery, T. Verbrugghen, S. Deleye, S. Stroobants, S. Staelens, L. Wyffels, R. Hoogenboom, Biomacromolecules 2017, 18, 96-102.

04) Solvent-free Mechanochemical Synthesis of a Bicyclononyne Tosylate: A Fast Route Towards Bioorthogonal Clickable Poly(2-oxazoline)s
M. Glassner, S. Maji, V. R. de la Rosa, N. Vanparijs, K. Ryskulova, B. G. De Geest, R. Hoogenboom, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 8354–8359.

05) Systematic Investigation of Alkyl Sulfonate Initiators for the Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of 2-Oxazolines revealing Optimal Combinations of Monomers and Initiators
M. Glassner, D. R. D’hooge, J. Young Park, P. H. M. Van Steenberge, B. D. Monnery, M.-F. Reyniers, R. Hoogenboom, Eur. Poly. J. 2015, 65, 298-304.

06) Tuning the LCST of Poly(2-cyclopropyl-2-oxazoline) via Gradient Copolymerization with 2-Ethyl-2-oxazoline
M. Glassner, K. Lava, V. R. de la Rosa, R. Hoogenboom, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 3118–3122.

07) Polymer Surface Patterning via Diels-Alder Trapping of Photo-Generated Thioaldehydes
M. Glassner, K. K. Oehlenschlaeger, A. Welle, M. Bruns, C. Barner-Kowollik, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 633–635.

08) (Ultra-)Fast Catalyst-Free Macromolecular Conjugation in Aqueous Environment at Ambient Temperature
M. Glassner, G. Delaittre, M. Kaupp, J. P. Blinco, C. Barner-Kowollik, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 7274–7277.

09) One-Pot Synthesis of Cyclopentadienyl Endcapped Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) and Subsequent Ambient Temperature Diels-Alder Conjugations
M. Glassner, K. Kempe, U. S. Schubert, R. Hoogenboom, C. Barner-Kowollik, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10620–10622.

10) Ambient Temperature Synthesis of Triblock Coplymers via Orthogonal Photochemically and Thermally Induced Modular Conjugation
M. Glassner, K. K. Oehlenschlaeger, T. Gruendling, C. Barner-Kowollik, Macromolecules 2011, 44, 4681-4689.

11) Diels-Alder Reactions as an Efficient Route to High Purity Cyclic Polymers
M. Glassner, J. P. Blinco, C. Barner-Kowollik, Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2011, 32, 724–728.

12) Formation of Nanoporous Materials via Mild Retro-Diels-Alder Chemistry
M. Glassner, J. P. Blinco, C. Barner-Kowollik, Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 83–87.


Awards and Scholarships

October 2013 - September 2014
FWO Pegasus Marie Curie Fellowship

January 2010 - December 2012
Doctoral Scholarship, Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg