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Erika Mertens






Office: G1.84

+32 (11) 26 8255
erika.mertens@uhasselt.be

 

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Since
2015
PhD Student, Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Thomas Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).

2012 -
2014
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 -
2013

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 -
2011  

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 -
2008
Secondary School (ASO, Humanities), Sint-Dimpna College, Geel (Belgium).


Publications

in progress

Abstract and Conference Presentations


Posters:

(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)