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Erika Mertens

Office: G1.84

+32 (11) 26 8255


Brief Curriculum Vitae

PhD Student, Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Thomas Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).

2012 -
Master in Chemistry, KULeuven, Leuven (Belgium).
  • Master Dissertation: "Synthesis of furan-based precursor polymers towards a more sustainable production of carbon fibres", Prof.dr. M. Smet, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Materials, Leuven (Belgium).
2011 -

Bridging program for Master in Chemistry, KULeuven, Leuven (Belgium).
  • Internship (9 weeks), Prof dr. B. Goderis, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Materials, KULeuven (Belgium).
  • Internship (9 weeks), Prof dr. E. Smolders, Department of Soil and Water Chemistry, KULeuven (Belgium).
2008 -

Bachelor in Chemistry, Thomas More, Geel (Belgium)
  • Bachelor Dissertation: "Lysine-encapsulating as a protection mechanism against rumen degradation: A study towards the optimal encapsulating conditions", Kemin Agrifoods Europe, Herentals (Belgium).
  • Training Peer Assisting Learning.
2002 -
Secondary School (ASO, Humanities), Sint-Dimpna College, Geel (Belgium).


in progress

Abstract and Conference Presentations


(1) "Molecular Imprinted Polymers for the Detection and Removal of Pesticides"
E. Mertens, G. Stijfs, J. Salaklang, A. Ethirajan, T. Junkers, 22nd Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2016, May 2016,  Hasselt (Belgium)