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Philipp Neidinger

PhD Student

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since 2020 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
2017 – 2020 Master of Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe. Thesis title: Photoexcitation of Biacetyl: Radical polymerization and investigations of electronically excited states.
2020 Student assistant, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe.
2017 – 2019 Student assistant, Fraunhofer Institute for system and innovation research, Karlsruhe.
2012 – 2017 Bachelor of Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe. Thesis title: Development of an electrochemical experiment for the advanced laboratory course of physical chemistry.
2003 – 2012 A Levels, Einstein – Gymnasium, Kehl.

Research Interests
  • Advanced Light-Induced Reactions and Photochemistry for Macromolecular Design
  • Wavelength Resolved Photochemistry and Action Plots
  • Synthetic Photochemical Methods to Sequence Defined Polymers
  • STED Photochemistry and Laser Systems
  • Mechanisms of Photoinitiator Decay Processes, Initiator Efficiency
  • Pulsed Laser Polymerization (PLP) of Variable Vinyl Monomers
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-TOF) of Synthetic Polymers

2012    Award for the best pupil in chemistry in school

[716] Near Infrared Light Induced Radical Polymerization in Water

Neidinger, P.; Davis, J.; Voll, D.; Jaatinen, E. A.; Walden, S. L.; Unterreiner, A.-N.; Barner-Kowollik, C. 2022, submitted.

[715] First Principles for the First Steps in Multiphoton 3D Laser Printing: Quantum-Mechanical Case Study of DETC

Mauri, A.; Kiefer, P.; Neidinger, P.; Messer, T.; Bojanowski, M.; Yang, L.; Walden, S. L.; Unterreiner, A.-N.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Wegener, M.; Wenzel, W.; Kozlowska, M. 2022, submitted.


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