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Benjamin Wenn



Office: C108A

+32 (11) 26 8255
benjamin.wenn@uhasselt.be


Brief Curriculum Vitae

Since 
10/2012
PhD Student, Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Thomas Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).

03/2014  Visiting Researcher, Macroarc Group Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik, KIT, Karslruhe (Germany).

10/2006-
05/2012
Studies of Business Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf (Germany).
  • Master Dissertation: Prof. dr. h.c. H. Ritter, Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf (Germany). 
  • Internship (09/2010-02/2011): Training's Department, Evonik Degussa Corporation, Mobile, Alabama (United States of America).
  • Working Student (07/2007-10/2008): Research, Development & Engineering, Ecolab GmbH & Co OHG, Düsseldorf (Germany).
09/2005 -
06/2006
Apprenticeship: Certified Chemical-Technical-Assistent, Kerschensteiner Schule, Wiesbaden (Germany).


06/2005 Secondary School (Abitur), Friedrich-Liste Schule, Wiesbaden (Germany).


Publications

(8) Continuous Photoflow Synthesis of Precision Polymers
  T. Junkers, B. Wenn, React. Chem. Eng. 2016, 1, 60-64.

(7) Solvent Effects on kp in Organic Media? – Statement to the Response
  A. P. Haehnel, B. Wenn, K. Kockler, T. Bantle, A. M. Misske, F. Fleischhaker, T. Junkers, C. Barner-Kowollik, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 1984-1986.

(6) Ligand Switch in Photoinduced Copper-Mediated Polymerization: Synthesis of acrylate-methacrylate block copolymers
  Y. Chuang, B. Wenn, S. Gielen, A. Ethirajan T. Junkers, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 6488-6497.

(5) Photoinduced acrylate polymerization: Unexpected reduction in chain branching
  B. Wenn, G. Reekmans, P. Adriaensens, T. Junkers, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 1479-1485.

(4) Improved Photo-Induced Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization in Continuous Flow Photoreactors
  A. Kermagoret, B. Wenn, A. Debuigne, C. Jérôme, T. Junkers, C. Detrembleur, Polym. Chem. 2015, 5, 3847-3857.

(3) Solvent Effects on kp in Organic Media? - A Systematic PLP-SEC Study
  A. P. Haehnel, B. Wenn, K. Kockler, T. Bantle, A. M. Misske, F. Fleischhaker, T. Junkers, C. Barner-Kowollik, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2014, 35, 2029-2037.

(2) Photo-Induced Copper-Mediated Polymerization of Methyl Acrylate in Continuous Flow Reactors
B. Wenn, M. Conradi, A. Demetrio Carreiras, D. Haddleton, T. Junkers, Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 3053-3060.  

(1) Facile design of biodegradable poly(beta-thioester)s with tunable structure and functionality
N. Zaquen, B, Wenn, K. Ranieri, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 178-187. (see Journal Cover Page)


Abstract and Conference Presentations


Talks: 

(3) "Continuous Photoflow Synthesis of Precision Polymers"
B. Wenn, Flow Chemistry Workshop, January 2016, Hasselt (Belgium)

(2) "Photo-Initiated Copper-Mediated Polymerization - A Fast and Efficient Pathway to Complex Sequential Polymer Architectures"
B. Wenn, Y. Chuang, J. Laun, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, IUPAC 11th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering, October 2015, Yokohama (Japan)

(1) "Photo-Initiated Copper-Mediated Polymerization - A Fast and Efficient Pathway to Complex Sequential Polymer Architectures"
B. Wenn, Y. Chuang, J. Laun, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, 21st Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2015, May 2015, Houffalize (Belgium)

Posters:

(9) "Photo-Initiated Copper-Mediated Polymerization - A Fast and Efficient Pathway to Complex Sequential Polymer Architectures"
B. Wenn, J. Laun, Y.-M.- Chuang, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, Macromolecular Colloquium 2016, February 2016, Freiburg (Germany)

(8) "Photo-Initiated Copper-Mediated Polymerization - A Fast and Efficient Pathway to Complex Sequential Polymer Architectures"
B. Wenn, J. Laun, Y.-M.- Chuang, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, Flow Chemistry WorkshopJanuary 2016, Hasselt (Belgium)

(7) "Photo-Initiated Copper-Mediated Polymerization - A Fast and Efficient Pathway to Complex Sequential Polymer Architectures"
B. Wenn, J. Laun, Y.-M.- Chuang, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, Annual Scientific Meeting IAP P7/05 FS2, September 2015, Hasselt (Belgium)

(6) "Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization in Continuous Flow Reactors for Vinyl Acetate and 1-Octene Copolymerization"
A. Kermagoret, B. Wenn, A. Debuigne, C. Jérôme, T. Junkers, C. Detrembleur, Annual Scientific Meeting IAP P7/05 FS2, September 2014, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

(5) "Photo-Induced Copper-Mediated Polymerizations in Continuous Flow Reactors"
B. Wenn, T. Junkers, Annual Scientific Meeting IAP P7/05 FS2, September 2014, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

(4) "Photo-Induced Copper-Mediated Polymerizations in Continuous Flow Reactors"
B. Wenn,  T. Junkers, FlowMaster Class, September 2014, Hasselt (Belgium)

(3) "Photo-Induced Copper-Mediated Polymerizations in Continuous Flow Reactors"
B. Wenn, M. Conradi, A. D. Carreiras, D. M. Haddleton, T. Junkers, 20th Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2014, May 2014, Gent (Belgium)

(2) "Photo-Induced Copper-Mediated Polymerization of Methyl Acrylate in Continuous Flow Reactors"
B. Wenn, M. Conradi, A. D. Carreiras, D. M. Haddleton, T. Junkers, ChemCYS 12th Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists, February 2014, 2014, Blankenberge (Belgium)

(1) "Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization in Flow Microreators"
B. Wenn, J. Vandenbergh, T. Junkers, 19th Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2013, May 2013,  Houffalize (Belgium)