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Dr. Hannes Houck

Research Fellow

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Professional Experience
since 01/19 Postdoctoral research associate under the supervision of Prof. Filip Du Prez (Polymer Chemistry Research group, Gent University, Belgium) in close collaboration with Prof. Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
Education
02/15 – 12/18 PhD in Chemistry, obtained at both Ghent University, Belgium and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (joint PhD, summa cum laude), under the supervision of Prof. Filip Du Prez (Polymer Chemistry Research Group, Belgium) and Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Macromolecular Chemistry Group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), with a research stay (06-12/2017) at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
08/14-12/14 Scientific co-worker in the Polymer Chemistry Research Group (Prof. Filip Du Prez), Ghent University, Belgium
09/12-06/14 Master of Science in Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium
09/09-06/12 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Ghent University, Belgium

Research Interests
  • Ambient Temperature Ligation Methods
  • Controlled Bonding/Debonding of Polymer Systems and Adhesives
  • Light-Switchable and Light-Stabilized Dynamic Materials,
  • Photoswitches and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Tailored Photoresist Design for 3D Printing

2019
Presentation prize (oral) at the Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME) meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa
2019
Presentation prize (poster) at the annual meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group in Houffalize, Belgium
2017
Presentation prize (poster) at the Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit in Melbourne, Australia
2017
Presentation prize (poster, honourable mention) at the Photopolymerization Fundamentals conference in Boulder, Colorada, US
2017
International mobility grant from the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO)
2015
Appointed a 4-year PhD Fellowship (Aspirant) from the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO)
[09] Triazolinediones: highly enabling small molecules for the design of advanced polymer systems

Invited virtual talk at Stellenbosch University – Online Research Seminar Series 2020

[08] Light-Stabilised Dynamic Materials: breaking covalent crosslinks with the mildest trigger of all?

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Invited talk at the Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit (EPTS) 2019, Australia

[07] Light-Stabilised Dynamic Materials

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Oral presentation at the Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering 2019, South Africa

[06] The remarkable photopolymerization of Triazolinediones: Switching Chemical Reaction Pathways with Different Colours of Light

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Oral presentation at the European Symposium of Photopolymer Science (ESPS) 2018, France.

[05] The remarkable photopolymerization of Triazolinediones: Switching Chemical Reaction Pathways with Different Colours of Light

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Oral presentation at the Bordeaux Polymer Conference 2018, France.

[04] Photopolymerization of Triazolinediones: Regulating Thermal Reactivity by Different Colours of Light

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Poster presentation at the Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit (EPTS) 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

[03] Photodeactivation of Triazolinediones Enabling Light-Controlled Reaction Selectivity

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Poster presentation Photopolymerization Fundamentals 2017, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

[02] Triazolinediones-Based Click and Transclick Reactions: A Macromolecular Relay

Houck, H. A.; De Bruycker, K.; Winne, J. M.; Du Prez, F. E. Oral presentation Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME) 2017, Gent, Belgium.

[01] Substituted Indole Compounds as Thermoreversible Blocking Agents for Triazolinediones

Houck, H. A.; Winne, J. M.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Du Prez, F. E. Oral presentation at the Belgian-German Macromolecular Meeting (MacroBeGe) 2016, Houffalize, Belgium.

2020
[643] Shining Light on Poly(ethylene glycol): from Polymer Modification to 3D Laser Printing of Water Erasable Microstructures

Houck, H. A.; Mueller, P.; Wegener, M.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Du Prez, F. E.; Blasco, E. Adv. Mater. 2020, 2003060.

[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. 2020, in press.

2019
[603] Light-Stabilised Dynamic Materials

Houck, H. A.; Blasco, E.; Du Prez, F. E.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 12329-12337.

2018
[554] Tunable Blocking Agents for Temperature-Controlled Triazolinedione-Based Cross-Linking Reactions

Houck, H. A.; De Bruycker, K.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Winne, J. M.; Du Prez, F. E. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 3156-3164.

2017
[518] Controlling Thermal Reactivity with Different Colors of Light

Houck, H. A.; Du Prez, F. E; Barner-Kowollik, C. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 1869

2020
[04] From Sequence-Defined Macromolecules to Macromolecular Pin Codes
J.O. Holloway, F. Van Lijsebetten, N. Badi, H.A. Houck and F.E. Du Prez*, Advanced Science, 2020, 7 (8), 1903698.
2019
[03] Multi-Olefin Containing Polyethers and Triazolinediones: a Powerful Alliance
T. Johann, H.A. Houck, T. Dinh, U. Kemmer-Jonas, F.E. Du Prez and H. Frey*, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 4699.
2017
[02] Design of a Thermally Controlled Sequence of Triazolinedione-Based Click and Transclick Reactions
Houck, H. A.; De Bruycker, K.; Billiet, S.; Dhanis, B.; Goossens, H.; Catak, S.; Van Speybroeck, V.; Winne, J. M.; Du Prez, F. E. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3098-3108.
2016
[01] Triazolinediones as Highly Enabling Synthetic Tools
De Bruycker, K.; Billiet, S.; Houck, H. A.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Winne, J. M.; Du Prez, F. E. Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 3919-3974.

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📢Announcing the 21st Australasian Polymer Summer School! #21APSS

For the first time, the APSS will be entirely digital, and free!

📅 15 - 19 February, 2021 via Zoom
⏰ 2 hours of lectures and Q+A sessions each day

A great lineup of speakers is being put together!

Thank you so much for having me - an absolute pleasure to present @QUTmaterials @QUT