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Dr. Kai Mundsinger

Research Fellow

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 12/20 Postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane
05/17 – 11/20 PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Prof. Leonie Barner at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
12/16 – 02/17 Reseach assistant Buchmeiser Group, University of Stuttgart, Germany: Synthesis of ligands for Mo/W-alkylidene complexes
07/15 – 09/15 Research assistant ITCF Denkendorf, Denkendorf, Germany: Wet-spinning of cellulose/chitin blend fibres from ionic liquids
04/14 – 08/14 Research assistant ITCF Denkendorf, Denkendorf, Germany: Processing of chitin, cellulose and chitosan from ionic liquids
10/14 – 11/16 Studies of Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Master Thesis under supervision of Prof. Buchmeiser (Polymer Chemistry)
10/10 – 09/14 Studies of Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Bachelor Thesis under supervision of Prof. Buchmeiser (Polymer Chemistry)
07/09 Secondary school examination (Abitur), Paracelsus-Gymnasium-Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

[728] Visible Light Reactive Single-Chain Nanoparticles

Mundsinger, K.; Tuten, B.; Wang, L.; Neuhaus, K.; Kropf, C.; O’Mara, M. L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. 2022, submitted.

[671] Mapping Photochemical Reactivity Profiles on Surfaces

Michalek, L.; Krappitz, T.; Mundsinger, K.; Walden, S.L.; Barner, L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 21651-21655.

[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 Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 1785 – 1792.

[622] Wavelength-Gated Photoreversible Polymerization and Topology Control

Frisch, H.; Mundsinger, K.; Poad, B. L. J.; Blanksby, S. J.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 2834-2842.

[566] The Long and the Short of Polymer Grafting

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

[606] Quantifiying Solvent Effects on Polymer Surface Grafting

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

[558] Photochemistry in Confined Environments for Single Chain Nanoparticle Design

Frisch, H:, Menzel, J. P.; Bloesser, F. R.; Marschner, D.; Mundsinger, K.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Am. Chem Soc. 2018, 140, 9551–9557. (see journal cover)

[02] N-Heterocyclic olefins as initiators for the polymerization of (meth)acrylic monomers: a combined experimental and theoretical approach
S. Naumann, K. Mundsinger, L. Cavallo, L. Falivene, Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8, 5803-5812.
[01] Multifilament cellulose/chitin blend yarn spun from ionic liquids
K. Mundsinger, A. Müller, R. Beyer, F. Hermanutz, M. R. Buchmeiser, Carbohydrate Polymers 2015, 131, 34-40.


We commence the year with a study by Jochen and @FlorianFeist1 in Advanced Materials https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.202211074, using advanced microscopy to explore unexpected microparticle chemistry in collaboration with Rasmus Schroeder. Well done, Jochen and Florian @Cluster3DMM2O @QUTmaterials

Check out this awesome photochemistry by @HendrikFrisch from our team and Berwyck Poad @QUTmaterials just out in @angew_chem - well done and very proud of you all.

We have a PhD position opening between AStar's Institute for Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and our team @QUT @QUTmaterials. If you are interested in fusing machine learning and photochemistry in an exciting project, get in touch at any time. Retweet appreciated.