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Julian Bachmann

PhD Student

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 05/19 PhD Studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia and PD Dr. Andreas-Neil Unterreiner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
10/18 – 04/19 Master thesis (Physical Chemistry) under supervision of PD Dr. Andreas-Neil Unterreiner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
04/17 – 04/19 Studies of pure chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
10/16 – 01/17 Bachelor thesis (Physical Chemistry) under supervision of PD Dr. Artur Böttcher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
10/12 – 03/17 Studies of pure Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
07/12 Secondary school examination (Abitur), Schönborn-Gymnasium Bruchsal, Germany

Research Interests
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions, λ-Orthogonal Photoswitches and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Advanced Photochemical Reaction Systems
  • Wavelength Resolved Photochemistry and Action Plots
  • Ultrafast laser spectroscopy in solution
  • Investigation of excitation and energy dissipation dynamics of molecules
  • Efficient Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems, Understanding Dynamic Bonding in Polymer Systems, Photochemical Reversible Bonding Systems
  • Mechanisms of Photoinitiator Decay Processes, Initiator Efficiency
  • Pulsed Laser Polymerization (PLP) of Variable Vinyl Monomers: Propagation/Depropagation Equilibria, b-Scission Rates, High Frequency PLP-SEC
  • Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigations into Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT), NMP and SET/ATRP Processes
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-TOF) of Synthetic Polymers; Hyphenated Techniques (HPLC/LACCC-ESI, SEC-ESI)

[698] Wavelength-Orthogonal Stiffening of Hydrogel Networks with Visible Light

Truong, V. X.; Bachmann, J.; Unterreiner, A.N.; Blinco, J.P.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202113076.

[682] Chain Length Dependent Photolysis of ortho-Nitrobenzyl-centered Polymers

Bachmann, J.; Petit, C.; Michalek, L.; Catel, Y.; Blasco, E.; Blinco, J.; Unterreiner, A.-N.; Barner-Kowollik, C. ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 447–452. 

[678] UV-induced Photolysis of Polyurethanes

Petit, C.; Bachmann, J.; Michalek, L.; Catel, Y.; Blasco, E.; Blinco, J.P.; Unterreiner, A.-N.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 2911 – 2914. 

Oligomerization of Dehydrogenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite
Weippert, J.; Hauns, J.; Bachmann, J.; Greisch, J.-F.; Narita, A.; Müllen, K.; Böttcher, A.; Kappes, M. M. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 15, 8236-8246.
A TPD-based determination of the graphite interlayer cohesion energy

Weippert, J.; Hauns, J.; Bachmann, J.; Böttcher, A.; Yao, X.; Yang, B.; Narita, A.; Müllen, K. and Kappes, M. M. J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 149, 194701.


Imagine a cured 3D printing ink that is removable simply by darkness. Sounds like science fiction? No more! Check out Steve Gauci's brilliant work https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.202206303 @HouckHannes @Filip_Du_Prez @EvaBlascoPo @blinco_james @Cluster3DMM2O @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

The European Polymer Federation Congress @EPF2022 soon to start in beautiful sunny Prague. Thank you very much for inviting me. Having a pre-conference walk through the old town with #legendsofpolychem Nikos Hadjichristidis @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe


We have had a close look at the photochemistry of dimethyl dialdehydes, an important functionality for light induced material design https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.joc.2c01020 Outstanding work @FlorianFeist1 @Cluster3DMM2O @KITKarlsruhe @QUT @QUTmaterials