Presentation title: Controlling polymer functionalization in nanopores or how to gradually design nanopore transport
Annette Andrieu-Brunsen is Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) heading the research group “Macromolecular Chemistry – Smart Membranes” since June 2018.
Her research interest focuses on functional nanopore and nanopore transport design. This includes polymer functionalization of spatially confined nanopores, nanopore wetting and charge control, innovative nanoporous material and architecture design as well as automated design procedures. On this basis her research group aims to develop model systems, and solve challenges in the context of water management, energy conversion and sensing.
Annette Andrieu-Brunsen studied Chemistry at the Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany). She got her PhD from the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität and the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany) funded by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes in 2010 and has been working together with Prof. Soler-Illia and Prof. Azzaroni at the CNEA in Buenos Aires (Argentina) before becoming appointed as Assistant Professor at the TU-Darmstadt (Germany).
She received several awards within the last years such as the Exploration Grant of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, membership of the Fast Track program of the Robert-Bosch Foundation, the Zsigmondy Fellowship of the German Colloid Society and the ADUC award for junior research group leaders in Chemistry in Germany. This year she was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant 2018.