Professor Dr André H Gröschel
AndréGröschel is the Junior Professor for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Duisberg-Essen. He opened the Gröschel Lab where they are mostly interested in the synthesis of functional block copolymers and other polymer architectures. These form basic structural elements for most of our self-assembly projects. We aim to develop synthetic protocols for ABC triblock terpolymers suited for self-assembly in aqueous solutions. We utilize controlled radical polymerization techniques such as ATRP and RAFT to control block length and polymer composition for the predictive self-assembly of shapes inner morphology of superstructures. Together these techniques allow the polymerization of almost any monomer functionality.