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Dr. Kai Mundsinger

Research Coordinator, Head of Laboratory Operations

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 02/24 Research Coordinator to the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), Head of laboratory operations of the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
12/20 – 02/24
Postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
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

2024
[758] Visible Light Photoflow Synthesis of a Cu(II) Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticle Catalyst

Gillhuber, S.; Holloway, J. O.; Mundsinger, K.; Kammerer, J. A.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Roesky, P. W. 2024, submitted.

2023
[748] Single Chain Nanoparticles in Catalysis

Mundsinger, K.; Izuagbe, A.; Tuten, B. T.; Roesky, P. W.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 63, e202311734.

[728] Visible-Light-Reactive Single-Chain Nanoparticles

Mundsinger, K.; Tuten, B. T.; Wang, L.; Neubauer, K.; Kropf, C.; O’Mara, M. L.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202302995.

2020
[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 Nanotemplating

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.

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.

[606] Quantifying Solvent Effects on Polymer Surface Grafting

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

2018
[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)

2017
[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.
2015
[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.

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