Short Courses, 23 April 2023

1. Topic: Digitalization in Polymer Analysis - How to manage scientific data in your daily work

Susanne Boye

Susanne Boye is Short Course Presenter of ISPAC 2023.

Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Germany

Dr Susanne Boye graduated in biochemical engineering in Dresden in 2006. Afterwards, she obtained her doctoral degree in 2013 with Prof. B. Voit at TU Dresden. From 2013-2014 she joined the young scientist group ChemIT in the excellence “Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden” as a postdoctoral researcher. As a member of the Polymer Separation Group, she established the AF4 technique at the IPF. She is particularly interested in the physicochemical and in-depth characterization of polymer-protein conjugates, complex synthetic and natural (bio-)nanostructures, and molecular interactions. Furthermore, she is responsible for the data management and has introduced electronical lab notes in the daily scientific work in the institute.

Silvia Moreno

Silvia Moreno is Short Course Presenter of ISPAC 2023.

Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dreseden, Germany

Dr Silvia Moreno obtained her PhD in chemistry in the University of Alcalá (Spain) in 2016 with Prof. Gómez and Dr. Muñoz-Fernández. She dealt with the design, synthesis and characterization of dendritic systems used for biomedical applications. Later, she got a fellowship to work as a post-doc at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e. V under the supervision of Dr. Appelhans and Prof. Dr. Voit. Currently, she is a project leader at the same research group and expert in the design and characterization of stimuli responsive polymeric vesicles as therapeutic nanocarriers and for mimicking cell functions. She has an international and highly interdisciplinary academic career.

2. Topic: Mass spectrometry

Hendrik Frisch 

Hendrik Frisch is Short Course Presenter of ISPAC 2023.

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dr Hendrik Frisch received his PhD in Chemistry from the Institute of Organic Chemistry in 2016 at the University of Muenster, Germany. In 2017, he joined the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as a postdoctoral fellow of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina to work with Prof. Barner-Kowollik on the development of light gated polymer ligation systems. Since 2020, he is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at QUT. Dr Frisch’s research program strives to unleash untapped synergy between peptide based macromolecular architectures and photochemistry to overcome chemical challenges under biocompatible conditions


3. Topic: Field Flow Fractionation

Kim Williams 

Kim Williams is Short Course Presenter of ISPAC 2023.

Colorado School of Mines, USA

Unfortunately, Prof. Williams is not able to give the short course presentation. For that reason, Dr. Martin Geisler and Dr. Upenyu L. Muza take over the FFF lecture . Both are members of the Polymer Separation Group, and have excellent and long-standing expertise in the field of field flow fractionation.

4. Topic: Thermal analysis and Rheology

Valerian Hirschberg 

Valerian Hirschberg is Short Course Presenter of ISPAC 2023.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Dr Valerian Hirschberg does his habilitation in the group of Prof. Manfred Wilhelm at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, leading the group’s research activities regarding anionic polymerization and rheology and mechanics of branched polymer model systems and thermoplastic elastomers. Rheological and mechanical properties are correlated with topological parameters of branched model polymers, for the design of bulk materials, but also as additives for more efficient processing and recycling. He has a Bachelor (2013) and Master (2015) in Chemistry from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, as well as a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Université Laval in Quebec City/Canada (2016-2019). During his Ph.D. he investigated the mechanical long-term behavior (fatigue) of polymer model compounds.