Maarten Rubens

Office: building 23, level 2, Room 216

+61 990 55653maarten.rubens@uhasselt.bemaarten.rubens@monash.edu

Scientific Contributions

[7] Photoiniferter surface grafting of poly(methyl acrylate) using xanthates

G. Ramakers, M. Rubens, A. Krivcov, H. Möbius, V. Trouillet, A. Welle, T. Junkers, J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. 2019, accepted, DOI: 10.1002/pola.29405

[6] Precise polymer synthesis via autonomous self-optimizing flow reactors

M. Rubens, J.H. Vrijsen, J. Laun, T. Junkers, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3183-3187, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810384

[5] Ultrafast PhotoRAFT Block Copolymerization of Isoprene and Styrene Facilitated Through Continuous Flow Operation

M. Rubens, F. Lauterbach, V. Abetz, T. Junkers, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 14260. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809759

[4] Photo-induced ring-closure via a looped flow reactor

E. Baeten, M. Rubens, K. N. R. Wuest, C. Barner-Kowollik, T. Junkers, React. Chem. Eng. 2017, 2, 826-829. DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00124J

[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). DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01157A

[2] Visible‐Light‐Mediated Selective Arylation of Cysteine in Batch and Flow

C. Bottecchia, M. Rubens, S. B. Gunnoo, V. Hessel, A. Madder, T. Noël , Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017 56, 12702-12707. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706700

[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, 1700016. (see Journal Cover Page). DOI: 10.1002/mren.201700016

Conference Contributions

Oral Presentations

[2] Autonomous continuous flow polymer synthesis

M. Rubens, T. Junkers, Polymer Victoria 2018, Melbourne, Australia

[1] Fast polymerization of slowly propagating monomers: the success story of iniferter polymerization in continuous flow

M. Rubens, T. Junkers, World Polymer Congress Macro 2018, Cairns, Australia

Poster Presentations

[1] Visible light-induced iniferter polymerization of methacrylates enhanced by continuous flow

M. Rubens, T. Junkers, Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group 2017, Houffalize, Belgium. Poster Link

Education

2016 - 2020

SB-FWO Fellow, Ph. D. Chemistry

Promotor: Prof. Dr. Tanja Junkers

Hasselt University, Monash University

2016 - 2020

Doctoral School of Science and Technology


Hasselt University

2014 - 2016

MSc. Chemical Engineering – Molecular Engineering

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Noël

Technical University Eindhoven

2011 - 2014

Academic Bachelor in Chemistry



Hasselt University

Experience

2016

Industrial Internship

R&D Analytical Competence Platform

Umicore (BE)

2014 - 2016

Graduation Project

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Noël

Technical University Eindhoven