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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.


"Linzer Forscher schufen giftfreie Akkus"

We are excited to present new battery materials, designed to revolutionize processing solutions and sustainability. The findings were recently published as a research article in Advanced Energy Materials (https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202401074). The innovative materials have also been featured in regional and national newspapers, highlighting their potential to revolutionize energy storage solutions.

We present fluorine and PFAS-free functional binder materials for high-energy lithium-ion batteries featuring improved properties, water-based processing, and superior recycling capabilities. In a proof-of-concept prototype, the new binders retained 85-88% of capacity after 100 cycles and maintained a high Faraday efficiency of close to 100%. Its water solubility allows for an energy-saving and environmentally friendly recycling process, whereby elements with limited availability such as lithium, manganese, nickel, cobalt as well as the aluminum foil of the current collector can be recovered more easily. Furthermore, due to the developed polymers' pH-dependent water-solubility, recovery of the binder material itself becomes feasible.

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"Die Produktion von Plastik soll europaweit klimaneutral werden"

Prof. Paulik was interviewed in an article in the Standard Newspaper about his views and insights as a plastic production and recycling expert on the climate-neutral plastic production in Europe. “The project is ambitious, but feasible” stated Prof. Paulik. “Technologically, there is still a lot of room for improvement. But all stakeholders have a role to play, and cooperation is needed at many levels.”


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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