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Dr. Lukas Michalek

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 08/19 Postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Prof. Barner and Prof. Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
03/17 – 07/19 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
10/16 – 03/17 Research assistant and Tutor at the Institute of Materials Science, Material Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
10/15 – 10/16 Master Thesis under supervision of Prof. Dr. G. Schmitz, Institute of Materials Science, Material Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany; Hydrogen diffusion and sorption kinetics of TiH2 thin films
07/15 – 08/16 Student Trainee at Robert Bosch GmbH, Feuerbach, Germany; Fatigue behaviour and influence of heat treatments of 100Cr6 camshafts
02/14 – 10/14 Bachelor Thesis under supervision of Prof. Dr. M. R. Buchmeiser, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany; Monolithic cellulose-polymer hybrid material for continuous biocatalysis
01/13 – 07/15 Research assistant at the Institute of Plastics Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
10/11 – 10/16 Studies of Materials Science, University of Stuttgart, Germany
07/11 Secondary school examination (Abitur), Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium, Nagold, Germany

Advanced Polymer Characterisation
  • AFM based Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy SMFS
  • Colloidal probe measurements on polymeric networks
  • Nano-mechanical imaging on polymers and composite materials
  • High resolutions imaging for depth profiling of nano-patterned materials
  • UV/Vis Laser coupled AFM – Force Spectroscopy
  • X-Ray and Neutron scattering
  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance + Dissipation QCM-D
Design of novel dynamic soft matter materials
  • Light-Induced λ-Orthogonal polymer resists
  • Lights gated surface modification
  • Composite materials – fibre reinforced polymers

2020
2nd measurement-Time Grant from the Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) (46,000 AUD, investigator and editor)
2020
1st measurement-Time Grant from the Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) (34,000 AUD, investigator and editor)
2019-2020
Research-Grant with Lapinus (Rockwool B.V.) (32,000 AUD, investigator)
2019-2020
Merck 350th Anniversary Grant (350,000 AUD, co-investigator)
2019
Travel-grant 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting by the Australian Academy of Science (6,700 AUD)
2019
Higher Degree Research Student High Achiever Award from the Science and Engineering Faculty of Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
2018
Student Bursary from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for participating at the Macro 2018 World Polymer Congress in Cairns (1,350 AUD)
2017-2020
QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA), Queensland University of Technology, Australia
2016
Deutschlandstipendium, German scholarship for talented and high-achieving students, University of Stuttgart, Germany
[15] The Long and the Short of Polymer Grafting – Exploring the Limits of the ‘Grafting-to’ Approach

L. Michalek, K.Mundisnger, C. Barner-Kowollik, L. Barner , Australasian Polymer Symposium (APS) – 2019; Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast, Australia

[14] How to graft to? – From Understanding the Limits of Surface Grafting to Quantifying the Effect of Solvent Quality

L. Michalek, K.Mundisnger, L. Barner, C. Barner-Kowollik, Australasian Polymer Symposium (APS) – 2019; Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast, Australia

[13] Investigating Light Gated Folding and Limits of Grafting Processes via AFM 

L. Michalek, K.Mundisnger, H. Frisch, L. Barner, C. Barner-Kowollik, IMC19 – 2018; International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia

[12] Exploring the Limits of Surface Grafting – Best Student Presentation Queensland-Annual-Chemistry-Symposium  

L. Michalek, K.Mundisnger, L. Barner, C. Barner-Kowollik, (QACS)-2018; Griffith University Brisbane, Australia

[11] The Limits of Grafting Processes

Michalek, K.Mundisnger, H. Frisch, L. Barner, C. Barner-Kowollik, World Polymer Congress – 2018; Cairns Convention Centre, Australia

[10] Polymer on Top: Current Limits and Future Perspective of Quantitatively Evaluating Surface Grafting – Excellent Student Presentation

L. Michalek, L. Barner, C. Barner-Kowollik , Queensland-Annual-Chemistry-Symposium (QACS) – 2017; QUT Brisbane, Australia

[09] Microscopic imaging of MgH2 TiH2 formation in thin films

E. Hadjixenophontos, L. Michalek, A. Weigel, M. Roussel, T. Sato, P. Stender, S. Orimo, G. Schmitz; EMRS – Fall 2017 – September 2017, Warsaw, Poland – Best Poster Award

[08] Imaging and kinetics of TiH2 and MgH2 formation in thin films

E. Hadjixenophontos, L. Michalek, A. Weigel, M. Roussel, P. Stender, G. Schmitz; 10. Int. Conf. on Diffusion in Materials – April 2017, Haifa, Israel – Best Poster Award

[07] Imaging and kinetics of MgH2 and TiH2 formation

E. Hadjixenophontos, L. Michalek, A. Weigel, M. Roussel, P. Stender, G. Schmitz; Spring Meeting of the DPG – March 2017, Dresden, Germany – Best Poster Award

[06] Hydrogen sorption kinetics of titanium-hydride (TiH2) thin films

L. Michalek, E. Hadjixenophontos, M. Roussel, G. Schmitz; MSE-Congress – 2016, TU Darmstadt, Germany; Oral Contribution

[05] Hydrogen sorption kinetics of titanium and magnesium hydride thin films

L. Michalek, E. Hadjixenophontos, M. Roussel, G. Schmitz; MSE-Congress – September 2016, TU Darmstadt, Germany; Poster

[04] Hydrogen sorption kinetics of titanium-hydride (TiH2) thin films

L. Michalek, E. Hadjixenophontos, G. Schmitz; 80. Annual Meeting of the DPG and Spring Meeting – March 2016, Regensburg, Germany; Oral Contribution

[03] Hydrogen sorption kinetics of MgH2 and TiH2 thin films

E. Hadjixenophontos, M. Roussel, L. Michalek, G. Schmitz; 80. Annual Meeting of the DPG and Spring Meeting – March 2016, Regensburg, Germany; Poster

[02] Hydrogen sorption kinetics of MgH2 and TiH2 thin films

E. Hadjixenophontos, L. Michalek, G. Schmitz; 10. Int. Symposium Hydrogen & Energy – February 2016, Sendai, Japan; Poster, – Best Poster Award

[01] Hydrogen sorption kinetics in ion beam sputter-deposited MgH2 and TiH2 thin films

E. Hadjixenophontos, L. Michalek, G. Schmitz; EMRS – Fall 2015 – September 2015, University of Warsaw, Poland; Poster

2020
[671] Mapping Photochemical Reactivity Profiles on Surfaces

Michalek, L.; Krappitz, T.; Mundsinger, K.; Walden, S.L.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. 2020, submitted.

[669] Two grapes short of a fruit salad. Raspberry-, Strawberry- and Seedpod-like organic microspheres via colloidal nano-templating

Mundsinger, K.; Schmitt, C.W.; Michalek, L.; Susewind, M.; Hofe, T.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Barner, L. ACS MacroLetters 2020, in press.

[644] 2D Fabrication of Tuneable Responsive Interpenetrating Polymer Networks from a Single Photoresist

Bialas, S.; Michalek, L.; Walden, S.; Bloesser, F. R.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 2005328.

[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)

2019
[566] The Long and the Short of Polymer Grafting

Michalek, L.; Mundsinger, K.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Barner, L. Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 54-59.

[587] Access to Disparate Soft Matter Materials by Curing with two Colours of Light

Bialas, S.; Michalek, L.; Marschner, D. E.; Krappitz, T.; Wegener, M.; Blinco, J. P.; Blasco, E.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1807288.

[604] Adaptable and Reprogrammable Surfaces

Goldmann, A. S.; Boase, N. R. B.; Michalek, L.; Blinco, J. P.; Welle, A.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1902665.

[606] Quantifiying Solvent Effects on Polymer Surface Grafting

Michalek, L.; Mundsinger, K.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 8, 800-805.

2018
[563] Polyselenoureas via Multicomponent Polymerizations using Elemental Selenium as Monomer

Tuten, B. T.; Bloesser, F. R.; Marshall, D. L.; Michalek, L.; Schmitt, C. W.; Blanksby, S. J.; Barner-Kowollik, C. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 898-903.

[550] A Subtractive Photoresist Platform for Micro- and Macroscopic 3D Printed Structures

Zieger, M. M.; Müller, P.; Blasco, E.; Petit, C.; Hahn, V.; Michalek, L.; Mutlu, H.; Wegener, M.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1801405.

[533] Polymer on Top: Current Limits and Future Perspectives of Quantitatively Evaluating Surface Grafting

Michalek, L.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. 2018, 1706321.

[529] Engineering Nitroxide Functional Surfaces Using Bioinspired Adhesion

Woehlk, H.; Steinkoenig, J.; Lang, C.; Michalek, L.; Trouillet, V.; Krolla, P.; Goldmann, A. S.; Barner, L.; Blinco, J. P.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Fairfull-Smith, K. E. Langmuir 2018, 34, 3264-3274.

2018
[03] The role of surface oxides on hydrogen sorption kinetics in titanium thin films
Hadjixenophontos, E.; Michalek, L.; Roussel, M; Hirscher, M.; Schmitz, G. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2018, 441, 324-330.
[02] Hydrogen Sorption Kinetics in MgH2 and TiH2 Thin Films
Hadjixenophontos, E.; Michalek, L.; Weigel, A.; Schmitz, G. Defect Difus. Forum 2018, 383, 127-132.
2015
[01] A Monolithic Hybrid Cellulose-2.5-Acetate/Polymer Bioreactor for Biocatalysis under Continuous Liquid-Liquid Conditions Using a Supported Ionic Liquid Phase
Sandig, B.; Michalek, L.; Vlahovic, S.; Antonovici, M.; Hauer, B.; Buchmeiser, M. R. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 15835-15842.

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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!

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