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Welcome to the Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials!

Current research in the CTO group at the Johannes Kepler University Linz focuses on a wide range of organic synthesis of industrial relevance. Especially complex macromolecular architectures with selected functionality and composition via radical and coordination polymerization protocols are of interest. Other points of interest are additive chemistry, renewable resources and process safety. Our research interests are mainly at the interface of organic and polymer chemistry, with particular focus on industrial applications.

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Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz


TNF-Tower, Office Room T 510

Opening hours office

Mo-Tu: 08 am - 02:30 pm
Th: 08 am - 02:30 pm

Phone number

+43 732 2468 9000


+43 732 2468 9006



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For studies affairs and general information please contact: cto-office@jku.at

If you are looking for a master, PhD or bachelor thesis, don´t hesitate to contact us. At the moment we are looking for master students to support our cooperations with companies such as: Borealis, Miba and Krajete.

For details on topics for bachelor, master or PhD thesis, please contact: 
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Christian Paulik, opens in new windowAssociate Prof. DI Dr. Clemens Schwarzinger, opens in new window or DI Dr. Klaus Bretterbauer, opens in new window.


July 3rd, 2023

... and the prize goes to ... Julia Schwarz

Julia Schwarz was awarded with the JKU Young Researchers’ Award for her excellent PhD titled “a journey from magnesium alkyls to polyethylene”. The JKU is committed to recognizing and honoring outstanding academic and scientific accomplishments. The Award has been created to support outstanding academic and scientific accomplishments and to honor doctoral candidates as well as graduate students at the JKU Faculty of Medicine.


Julia Diss Award

Visit to India !

In the frame of our cooperation with the Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, Prof. Paulik visited the colleagues in India and gave an invited presentation at the Ram Chan Paul National Symposium. The visit was busy with meeting and discussion with students and faculty but also with visiting historical landmarks and enjoying the local cuisine.

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Green Labs Austria

Global warming represents one of the biggest threats to the well-being of mankind. Paradoxically, while scientific research is instrumental for solving the imminent climate crisis, our activities contribute significantly to anthropogenic climate change.

Green Labs Austria aims to connect laboratories in Austria that share the vision of a more sustainable research. We want to change the status quo of resource management and offer guidelines for a transition to more environmentally aware research practices. We hope to achieve this by collaborating with groups and institutions from various disciplines.

Specifically, we want to reform how labs and scientists think about energy consumption, plastic consumption, recycling and traveling

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Winter semester 2021/22

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Graduations, excursions, conferences...

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