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Dr. Marvin Gernhardt

Research Fellow

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 11/20 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 Dr. James Blinco at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) , Brisbane, Australia
04/14 – 01/17 Studies of pure chemistry, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany
Master thesis: Side-by-side electrospinning for the creation of amphiphilic fibres with unique morphologies
Supervisor: Prof. Norbert Hampp
09/15 – 01/16 Research Internship at the Centre of Advanced Macromolecular Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Supervisor: Prof. Martina Stenzel
10/13 – 03/14 Internship at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt (Germany) in polymer chemistry
09/10 – 08/13 Studies of pure chemistry, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands
Bachelor thesis: Synthesis and characterization of block-copolymers based on isocyanopeptides
Supervisor: Prof. Alan Rowan

3D Laser Lithography and Additive Manufacturing in General

Investigating the Interplay Between (Photo-)Resist Chemistry, Material Properties and Structural Design in Additive Manufacturing

  • Functional, Stimuli-Responsive 3D Laser Written Microstructures by 3D Laser Lithography
  • Tailored 3D Microstructures for Cell Scaffold and Tissue Engineering Applications
  • Advanced Functional Photoresists for Direct Laser Writing
  • Accurate Determination of Viscoelastic Properties of (Dynamic) Microscale Polymer Systems


Macromolecular Photochemistry
  • Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Wavelength Resolved Photochemistry and Action Plots
  • Efficient Bonding/Debonding Polymer Systems, Understanding Dynamic Bonding in Polymer Systems, Photochemical Reversible Bonding Systems

2019 Wonder of Science Young Science Ambassador Award
2018 WITec Paper Award – second place
[02] Tailoring the Mechanical Properties of 3D Microstructures Using Visible Light Post-Fabrication
Oral presentation at the Photonics West 2019 in San Francisco, USA
[01] NanoDMA for polymers
Oral presentation at the RACI Student Symposium: Polymer Characterization and Processing 2019 in Brisbane, Australia


[662] Enzyme-Degradable 3D Multi-Material Microstructures

Gräfe, D.; Gernhardt, M.; Ren J.; Blasco, E.; Wegener, M.; Woodruff, M.A; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mat. 2020, 2006998.

[649] Multi-material Microstructures with Photochemically Adaptive Mechanical Properties

Gernhardt, M.; Frisch, H.; Welle, A.; Jones, R.; Wegener, M.; Blasco, E.; Barner-Kowollik, C. J. Mater. Chem C 2020, 8, 10993-11000.

[569] Contemporary Photoligation Chemistry: The Visible Light Challenge

Offenloch, J. T.; Gernhardt, M.; Blinco, J. P.; Frisch, H.; Mutlu, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 3700-3709.

[597] Tailoring the Mechanical Properties of 3D Microstructures Using Visible Light

Gernhardt, M.; Blasco, E.; Hippler, M., Blinco, J. P.; Bastmeyer, M.; Wegener, M.; Frisch, H.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Mater. 2019, 1901269.

[610] Time Dependent Differential and Integral Quantum Yields for Wavelength Dependent [4+4] Photocycloadditions

Kislyak, A.; Frisch, H.; Gernhardt, M.; Van Steenberge, P. H. M.; D’hooge, D. R.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 26, 478-484.

[01] Tailoring the Morphology of Responsive Bioinspired Bicomponent Fibers
Gernhardt, M.; Peng, L.; Burgard, M.; Jiang, S.; Förster, B.; Schmalz, H.; Agarwal, S. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2018, 303, 1700248.


A great night for the team at the bowling alley last night - roll on! A big thank you to the social team for organizing regular social events for us ☀️

Loving our fundamental kinetic RAFT @CSIRO work with @AnastasakiLab and @KonkolGroup just out in @J_A_C_S Thank you for the excellent collaboration @QUTmaterials @QUT