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Dr. Ir. Neomy Zaquen




Office: C108A

+32 (11) 26 8255
+61 (0) 424 343 217

neomy.zaquen@uhasselt.be
n.zaquen@unsw.edu.au


Brief Curriculum Vitae

2017-
Current

Research Fellow (FWO [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow), "Design of Complex PISA Nano-Objects via (PET)-RAFT Dispersed Systems in Continuous Micro Flow Reactors", Prof. Dr. Per Zetterlund, and Prof. Dr. Cyrille Boyer, UNSW, Sydney (Australia) and Prof. dr. Tanja Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium) and Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)

2016 - 
2017

Research Fellow, "Photo-polymerization in Continuous Flow Reactors", Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof. dr. Tanja Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).

2012 -
2016

PhD Chemistry (IWT-Scholarship), "Precision Design of Complex Polymer Architectures", Polymer Reaction Design Group, Prof dr. Tanja Junkers, Hasselt University, Hasselt (Belgium).
  • PhD Chemistry (Exchange Program, 2015), "Conjugated Polymers for Biomedical Applications", University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) of Prof. dr. Martina Stenzel.
  • PhD Chemistry (Exchange Program, 2014), "Theoretical Modeling of Polymerization", Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium).
2009 -
2011
Master in Chemical Engineering Polymers & Composites, Laboratory of Chemical Reactor Engineering of Prof. Meuldijk, University of Technology, Eindhoven, Eindhoven (The Netherlands).
  • Master Dissertation, "Phase change materials for heat transport".
2007 -
2009

Researcher, "Catalyst Synthesis and Upscaling", Nic Friedrichs, Netherlands Chemistry and Catalysis group, SABIC Europe, The Netherlands.
2003 - 
2007
Bachelor in Chemical Engineering Material Science, Zuyd Hogeschool, Heerlen (The Netherlands)
  • Bachelor Dissertation, "Fundamental research towards polyethylene (PE) catalysis", SABIC Europe, The Netherlands
  • Trainee, "Synthesis and analysis of nanocomposite dyes", TNO, The Netherlands,

Publications

(10) 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. Eng. 2017.
(9) Profluorescent PPV-based Micellar System as a Versatile Probe for Bioimaging and Drug Delivery
N. Zaquen, H. Lu, T. Chang, R. Mamdooh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, M. Stenzel, T. Junkers, 
Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 4086-4094.

(8) PPV Based Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles as a Versatile Bioimaging Probe: A Closer Look at the Inherent Optical Properties and Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions
M. Peters, N. Zaquen,  L. D'Olieslaeger, H. Bové, D. Vanderzande, N. Hellings, T. Junkers, A. Ethirajan, 
Biomacromolecules 2016,17 (8), 2562-2571(see Journal Cover Page)

(7) Modifiable Poly(p-Phenylene Vinylene) Copolymers Towards Functional Conjugated Materials
N. Zaquen, K. Verstraete, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers, Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 4771-4781.

(6) Controlled/Living Polymerization Towards Functional Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Materials 
  N. Zaquen, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers, Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 1355-1367.

(5) Improved Mechanistic Insights into Radical Sulfinyl Precursor MDMO-PPV Synthesis by Combining Microflow Technology and Computer Simulations
  N. Zaquen, P. H.M. Van Steenberge, D. R. D’hooge, M.-F. Reyniers, G. B. Marin, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. J. M. Vanderzande, T. Junkers, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 894-8306.

(4) Facile Synthesis of Well-Defined MDMO-PPV Containing (Tri)Block - Copolymers via Controlled Radical Polymerization and CuAAC Conjugation
  N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, M. Schneider-Baumann, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers, Polymers 2015, 7, 418-452.

(3) Continuous Synthesis and Thermal Elimination of Sulfinyl Precursor MDMO-PPV in Consecutive Flow Reactions
  N. Zaquen, E. Baeten, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers, Chem. Eng. Technol. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201400754.

(2) 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)

(1) Poly(methyl methacrylate)–silica microcapsules synthesized by templating Pickering emulsion droplets
J. Van Wijk, J.W.O. Salari, N. Zaquen, J. Meuldijk, B. Klumperman, J. Mater. Chem. B. 2013, 1, 2394-2406.


Abstract and Conference Presentations


Talks: 

(3) Belgian Polymer Group Annual Meeting, 2016,Hasselt (Belgium) 
"Fluorescent Poly(Phenylene Vinylene) Block Copolymers from Batch and Microflow Synthesis"  

(2) 35 APS, 2015, Gold Coast (Australia) 
"Precision Design of Highly Fluorescent Poly(Phenylene Vinylene) Block Copolymers from Batch and Microflow Synthesis" Presentation Award 

(1) KNCV 2014, April 2013, Wageningen (The Netherlands)
"Kinetic modelling on radical PPV polymerization based on microreaction molecular weight"


Posters:

(11)

"Controlled Synthesis Pathways Towards Tailor-Made PPVs used in Biomedical Applications"
N. Zaquen, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Warwick "The Polymer Conference", Warwick (United Kingdom

(10) "Precision Design of Highly Fluorescent Poly(phenylene vinylene) (PPV) Materials from Micro Flow Synthesis"
N. Zaquen, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Flow Chemistry WorkshopJanuary 2016, Hasselt (Belgium).

(9) "Precision design of highly fluoresent poly(phenylene vinylene) (PPV) block copolymers from batch and micro flow synthesis"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Belgian Polymer Group Annual Meeting, May 2015, Houffalize (Belgium).

(8) "Improved insights on the kinetics of the radical sulfinyl PPV polymerization"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, D. D'Hooge, M-F. Reyniers, P. Van Steenberge, G. Marin, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Flow Master Class, September 2014, Hasselt (Belgium).

(7) "Improved insights on the kinetics of the radical sulfinyl PPV polymerization"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, D. D'Hooge, M-F. Reyniers, P. Van Steenberge, G. Marin, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Annual Scientific Meeting IAP P7/05 FS2, September 2014, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). Poster award

(6) "Synthesis of functionalized PPV copolymers for use in Biomedical Applications"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Belgian Polymer Group Annual Meeting 2014, May 2014, Gent (Belgium). 

(5) "Synthesis of well-defined PPV containing (tri)block copolymers"
N. Zaquen, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. KVCV Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists 2014, February 2014, Blankenberge (Belgium). 

(4) "Kinetic study on the radical PPV polymerization using the sulfinyl precursor route"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, D. D'Hooge, M-F. Reyniers, P. Van Steenberge, G. Marin, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Annual Scientific Meeting IAP P7/05 FS2, September 2013, Gent (Belgium). 

(3) "Controlled synthesis of PPV via the anionic and radical route and block copolymers obtained therefrom"
N. Zaquen, I. Cosemans, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. P2M Conference Precision Polymer Materials 2013, August 2013, Gent (Belgium). 

(2) "Controlled synthesis of MDMO-PPV and block copolymers obtained therefrom"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. Belgian Polymer Group Annual Meeting 2013, May 2013, Houffalize (Belgium). 

(1) "Controlled synthesis of MDMO-PPV and block copolymers obtained therefrom"
N. Zaquen, J. Vandenbergh, L. Lutsen, D. Vanderzande, T. Junkers. BeGe Macromulecular Meeting 2012, December 2012, Houffalize (Belgium).