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Brief Curriculum Vitae

Since 01/2018

Visiting Researcher, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia).
Since 01/2017


10/2016-
12/2016
PhD Student, (SB PhD fellow at FWO), "Multistep continuous flow photoreactors for high-precision polymer design", Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Tanja Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).


PhD Student (BOF-Scholarship), "Multistep continuous flow photoreactors for high-precision polymer design", Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Tanja Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).


09/2014 -
07/2016
Master in Chemical Engineering: Molecular Engineering - Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven (Netherlands).
  • Master Dissertation: "Biomolecule selective modification via photoredox catalysis in continuous flow", Dr. T. Noël, Micro Flow Chemistry and Process Technology, Netherlands.
  • Industrial Internship (4 months): R&D group Umicore - Analytical Compentence Center (ACC), Olen (Belgium)

09/2011 - 
07/2014


Bachelor in Chemistry, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).
  • Bachelor Dissertation: "Synthesis of tetragonal BaTiO3 nanoparticles for SHG imaging". Prof. dr. Marlies van Bael, Institute for Materials Research, Belgium

09/2005 -
06/2011

 Secondary School (ASO, Science-Math), Lommel (Belgium)
Publications

(4)  Photo-induced ring-closure via a looped flow reactor. 
E. Baeten, M. Rubens, W. Killian, C. Barner-Kowollik ,T. Junkers,  React. Chem. Eng. 2017, 2, 826 - 829.

(3)  Visible Light-Induced Iniferter Polymerization of Methacrylates Enhanced by Continuous Flow. 
M. Rubens, P. Latsrisaeng,T. Junkers,  Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 6496 - 6505. (see Journal Cover Page)

(2) Visible Light-Mediated Selective Arylation of Cysteine in Batch and Flow 
C. Bottecchia, M. Rubens,  S. Gunnoo, V. Hessel,  A. Madder, T. Noel, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12702.
(1) The Kinetics of n-Butyl Acrylate Radical Polymerization Revealed in a Single Experiment by Real Time On-line Mass Spectrometry Monitoring
  J. J. Haven, N. Zaquen, M. Rubens, T. Junkers, Macromol. React. 2017, 11. (see Journal Cover Page)


Abstract and Conference Presentations


Posters:

(1) "Visible Light-Induced Iniferter Polymerization of Methacrylates Enhanced by Continuous Flow"
Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2017, May 2017, Houffalize (Belgium)