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Dr. Joshua Holloway

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 07/2021 Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.
10/2019 – 06/2021 Postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Filip Du Prez and Dr Bart Hommez, Ghent University, Belgium. Project title: New dynamic vitrimer chemistries for epoxy and polyester based materials. (Funding: Ghent University)
09/2015 – 09/2019 PhD degree in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Filip Du Prez at Ghent University, Belgium. Thesis title: From Sequence-Defined Macromolecules to Macromolecular Pin Codes. (Funding: Marie Curie)
07- 09/2014 Summer internship under the supervision of Dr Andrew Russel and Prof. Wayne Hayes at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. (Funding: EPSRC)
10/2011 – 07/2015 Undergraduate degree in chemistry (MChem) at the University of Reading, United Kingdom

2017 Best presentation prize: Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit (EPTS) – Melbourne, Australia: November 2017
[10] Sequence-defined oligomers: From a manual to automated approach

Belgian Polymer Group (BPG) Annual Meeting – Hasselt, Belgium: May 2016  (Poster presentation)

[09] Sequence-defined oligomers: From a manual to automated approach

Warwick Polymer Conference – Warwick, United Kingdom: July 2016 (Poster presentation)

[08] Use of thioacrylates within a multifunctional synthetic protocol for novel sequence-defined macromolecules and their applications

Frontiers in Polymer Science – Seville, Spain: May 2017 (Poster presentation)

[07] A multifunctional synthetic protocol for novel, sequence-defined macromolecules using thioacrylate chemistry

Advanced Polymer Materials & Engineering (APME) – Ghent, Belgium: May 2017 (Poster presentation)

[06] Macromolecular precision and sequence-definition via tailored thioacrylate modification

Emerging Polymer Technologies Summit (EPTS) – Melbourne, Australia: November 2017 (Oral presentation)

[05] Macromolecular precision and sequence-definition via tailored thioacrylate modification

ChemCys Conference – Blankenberge, Belgium: February 2018 (Poster presentation)

[04] Sequence-defined oligomers via a combined click and multicomponent reaction approach

Dimensional Control of Polymer Materials – Karlsruhe, Germany: September 2018 (Oral presentation)

[03] Combining click and multicomponent reactions for the next generation of sequence-defined macromolecules

Belgian Polymer Group (BPG) Annual Meeting – Houffalieze, Belgium: May 2019 (Poster presentation)

[02] Combining click and multicomponent reactions for the next generation of sequence-defined macromolecules

EPF European Polymer Congress – Crete, Greece: June 2019 (Poster presentation)

[01] From sequence-defined macromolecules to macromolecular pin codes

Australian Polymer Symposium (APS) – Sunshine Coast, Australia: November 2019 (Oral presentation)

 

2020
[08] Internal catalysis for dynamic covalent chemistry applications and polymer science

F. Van Lijsebetten, J.O. Holloway, J.M. Winne and F.E. Du Prez, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49, 8425-8438.

[07] Double neighbouring group participation for ultrafast exchange in phthalate monoester networks

M. Delahaye, F. Tanini, J.O. Holloway, J.M. Winne and F.E. Du Prez, Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 5207-5215.

[06] From sequence-defined macromolecules to macromolecular pin codes

J.O. Holloway, Van Lijsebetten, N. Badi, H.A. Houck and F.E. Du Prez, Adv. Sci., 2020, 7, 1903698.

2019
[05] Direct comparison of solution and solid phase synthesis of sequence-defined macromolecules

J.O. Holloway, K.S. Wetzel, S. Martens, F. Du Prez and M.A.R. Meier, Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 3859-3867.

[04] Automated synthesis protocol of sequence-defined oligo-urethane-amides using thiolactone chemistry

J.O. Holloway, C. Mertens, F.E. Du Prez and N. Badi, Macromol. Rapid. Comm., 2019, 40, 1800685.

2018
[03] Click and click-inspired chemistry for the design of sequence-controlled polymers

S. Martens, J.O. Holloway and F.E. Du Prez, Sequence-Controlled Polymers (J.-F. Lutz), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018, pp. 379-416.

2017
[02] Tailored modification of thioacrylates in a versatile, sequence-defined procedure

J.O. Holloway, S. Aksakal, C.R. Becer and F.E. Du Prez, Macromol. Rapid. Comm., 2017, 38, 1700500.

[01] Click and click-inspired chemistry for the design of sequence-controlled polymers

S. Martens, J.O. Holloway and F.E. Du Prez, Macromol. Rapid. Comm., 2017, 38, 1700469.

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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