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Daniel Kodura

PhD Student

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 05/19 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Dr. Hendrik Frisch and Dr. Anja Goldmann, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
09/18 – 03/19 Master thesis in the group of Prof. Weil, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research Mainz (MPIP), Topic: Chemiluminescent Hybrid-Materials
11/17 – 02/18 Exchange Semester in the group of Prof. Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Topic: Reversible Photoligation
04/17 – 03/19 Master of Science in Pure Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU)
09/16 – 12/16 Bachelor thesis in the group of Prof. Opatz, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU), Topic: Synthesis of Natural Products
10/13 – 03/17 Bachelor of Science in Pure Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU)

Advanced Synthetic Tools
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions, λ-Orthogonal Photoswitches and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Synthetic Approaches to Complex Macromolecules: (Light-Induced) Pericyclic Reactions Combined with Reversible Deactivation Radical
    Polymerization (RDRP)
  • Ambient Temperature Ligation Methods
  • RAFT Agent Design, RAFT Polymer Design
  • Efficient Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems, Understanding Dynamic Bonding in Polymer Systems, Photochemical Reversible Bonding Systems
  • Complex Folding Processes of Polymers into Biomimetic Structures
Hybrid Materials
  • Biomimetic Synthetic Molecules, Dynamic Photoresponsive Single Chain Nanoparticles (Towards Synthetic Proteins/Biomimetic Adhesives), Precision Single Chain Nanoparticles for Catalysis
  • Spatially Resolved Dynamic Covalent Polymer Surfaces
  • Self-Healing Materials Based on Rapid Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems
  • Modification of Particle Surfaces by Light-Induced Ligation and Polymer Micro/Nanosphere Design
  • Macromolecular Responsive Nano-Containers
Kinetics and Mechanisms
  • Advanced Photochemical Reaction Systems
  • STED Photochemistry and Laser Systems
  • Mechanisms of Photoinitiator Decay Processes, Initiator Efficiency
  • Access to Chain Length Dependent Rate Coefficients via the RAFT Process
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • Complex Polymer Architecture Formation Processes
  • Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigations into Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT), NMP and SET/ATRP Processes
Polymer Characterization
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-TOF) of Synthetic Polymers; Hyphenated Techniques (HPLC/LACCC-ESI, SEC-ESI)
  • Size Exclusion Chromatography with Multiple Detectors
  • 2D HPLC-SEC Analysis of Complex Polymers
  • On-Line Fourier Transform Infrared and Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Reacting Polymer Systems
  • High Resolution FT-IR Imaging/Microscopy

2022
[705] Orange Light-induced Photochemistry Gated by pH and Confined Environments

Kodura, D.; Rodrigues, L. L.; Walden, S. L.; Goldmann, A. S.; Frisch, F.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 6343-6348.

[687] Light-Gated Control of Conformational Changes in Polymer Brushes

Bialas, S.; Krappitz, T.; Walden, S. L.; Kalayci, K.; Frisch, H.; MacLeod, J. M.; Nelson, A.; Michalek, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. Technol. (Special Issue), 2022, 2100347.

2021
[665] Electrochemical Stimulation of Water-Oil Interfaces by Nonionic-Cationic Block Copolymer Systems

Prasser, Q.; Steinbach, D.; Kodura, D.; Schildknecht, V.; König, K.; Weber, C.; Brendler, E.; Vogt, C.; Peuker, U.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Mertens, F.; Schacher, F.; Goldmann, A.; Plamper, F. Langmuir, 2021, 37, 1073−1081.

[648] Computational Prediction of the Molecular Configuration of Three-Dimensional Network Polymers

De Keer, L.; Kilic, K. I.; Van Steenberge, P.H.M.; Daelemans, L.; Kodura, D.; Frisch, H.; De Clerck, K.; Reyniers, M.F.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Dauskardt, R. H.; D’hooge, D.R. Nat. Mater. 2021, 1422-1430 (see journal cover).

[636] Light-Fueled Dynamic Covalent Crosslinking of Single Polymer Chains in Non-Equilibrium States

Kodura, D.; Houck, H. A.; Bloesser, F. R.; Goldmann, A. S.; Du Prez, F. E.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 1302-1310. 

2020
[656] A Holistic Approach for Anthracene Photochemistry Kinetics

Kislyak, A.; Kodura. D.; Frisch, H.; Feist, F.; Van Steenberge, P. H. M.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; D’hooge, D. R Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 126259.

[614] Wavelength Selective Folding of Single Polymer Chains with Different Colors of Visible Light

Frisch, H.; Kodura, D.; Bloesser, F. R.; Michalek, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2020, 41, 1900414. (Special Issue dedicated to 100 Years of Macromolecular Hypothesis) (see journal cover)

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Congratulations to Jessica Pelloth, our most recent PhD graduate. Check out some of Jessica’s and ⁦@VinhXTruong⁩’s cool work on light responsive hydrogels in Advanced Materials here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.202102184 ⁦@QUT⁩ ⁦@QUTmaterials⁩

Thank you ⁦@HouckHannes from ⁦@warwickchem⁩ - one of our joint PhD alumni with ⁦@Filip_Du_Prez⁩ -⁩ for an excellent talk today ⁦@QUTmaterials⁩. Fun and productive photochemistry planning session - exciting science ahead ⁦@QUT

Thanks so much for having us on board for the 3rd anniversary special issue @TrendsChemistry