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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Brüggemann

Head of Institute

Curriculum Vitae

Co-Founder NP Life Science Technologies KG
(http://www.nplifescience.com)

Professor and Head of Institute, Institute of Polymer Chemistry,
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Professor and Dean, Chemical Engineering, Provadis School of
International Management and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany

Head of Laboratory, Global Polymer Research, Polymer Technology /
Solution Polymers, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Privat-Dozent (lecturer), Institute of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemical
Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Habilitand (similar to assistant professor), Institute of Chemistry, Dept.
of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Senior scientist (Postdoc), Pure and Applied Biochemistry, Chemical
Center, Lund University, Sweden

Scientific assistant, Institut de Génie Chimique IV (Chemical
Engineering), EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

PhD-scholarship holder (DAAD), Polymer Chemistry and
Bioseparation Group, Institute of Food Research, Reading, UK

Scientific assistant, Institute of Technical Chemistry (Chemical
Engineering), University of Hannover, Germany

Graduate assistant, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry,
University of Hannover, Germany

Venia legendi for Technical Chemistry (Technische Chemie), Lecturer
(Privat-Dozent), Institute of Chemistry, Dept. of Technical Chemistry,
Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Habilitation in Technical Chemistry (Technische Chemie),
Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Graduation (Doctorate in in Technical Chemistry (Technische
Chemie)), University of Hannover, Germany

Diploma in Chemistry, University of Hannover, Germany

Studies in Chemistry, University of Hannover, Germany

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Main areas of research and achieved results.

Functional Polymers

Results achieved:
- Development of functional polymers as carriers for controlled release and drug delivery
applications
- Development of functional polymers for tissue engineering

Bionic and Biomimetic Polymeric Materials

Results achieved:
- Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for analytical and catalytic purposes
(artificial antibodies and enzymes)
- Working on the design and synthesis of artificial DNA for medical and data storage
applications

Polymer Degradation

Results achieved:
- Development of degradable functional polymers
- Development of macromolecular antioxidants

Industrial Aspects of Polymers

Results achieved:
- Collaboration with numerous chemical and polymer companies such as BASF, Covestro,
Evonik, Borealis, Greiner, Engel, Poloplast, Internorm, Mondi, Banner, Rosenbauer, E+E, etc.
addressing the design, synthesis and characterisation of polymers

Ten most important published or accepted academic publications

  1. New configurations and applications of molecularly imprinted polymers; O Brüggemann, K Haupt, L Ye, E Yilmaz, K Mosbach; Journal of Chromatography A 889 (1-2), 15-24; doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9673(00)00350-2

  2. Comparison of polymer coatings of capillaries for capillary electrophoresis with respect to their applicability to molecular imprinting and electrochromatography; O Brüggemann, R Freitag, MJ Whitcombe, EN Vulfson; Journal of Chromatography A 781 (1-2), 43-53; doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9673(97)00288-4

  3. On the separation of small molecules by means of nano-liquid chromatography with methacrylate-based macroporous polymer monoliths; I Nischang, O Brüggemann; Journal of  Chromatography A 1217 (33), 5389-5397; doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2010.06.021

  4. Facile, Single‐Step Preparation of Versatile, High‐Surface‐Area, Hierarchically Structured Hybrid Materials; I Nischang, O Brüggemann, I Teasdale; Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50 (20), 4592-4596; doi.org/10.1002/anie.201100971

  5. Polyphosphazenes: multifunctional, biodegradable vehicles for drug and gene delivery; I Teasdale, O Brüggemann; Polymers 5 (1), 161-187; doi.org/10.3390/polym5010161

  6. Selective recognition and separation of β-lactam antibiotics using molecularly imprinted polymers; K Skudar, O Brüggemann, A Wittelsberger, O Ramström; Analytical Communications 36 (9-10), 327-331; doi.org/10.1039/A905151A

  7. Catalysis of an ester hydrolysis applying molecularly imprinted polymer shells based on an immobilised chiral template; A Volkmann, O Brüggemann; Reactive and Functional Polymers 66 (12), 1725-1733; doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2006.07.007

  8. Molecularly imprinted materials – receptors more durable than nature can provide; O Brüggemann; Modern Advances in Chromatography, 127-163; doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45345-8_4

  9. Immobilization of antioxidants via ADMET polymerization for enhanced long-term stabilization of polyolefins, S Beer, I Teasdale, O Brueggemann; European Polymer Journal 49 (12), 4257-4264; doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2013.10.005

  10. Polyphosphazenes for Medical Applications; I Teasdale, O Brüggemann; Smithers Rapra Technology (2014), ISBN: 978-1909030886

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Ten most important additional research achievements

  1. Awards                                                                                                   

    Wissenschaftsverbundpreis 2003 – Dow, Buna Sow Leuna Olefinverbund GmbH, Germany, 14 Nov 2003

  2. Hochschullehrernachwuchs-Preis 2004 – DECHEMA, Frankfurt, Germany, 14 Jan 2004 (Prize for up-and-coming teachers in higher education)

  3. Co-Author of chemical encylopedia RÖMPP-Online, area: macromolecular chemistry

  4. Important patents and patent applications                                          

    AT518590: STORAGE OF CODES IN MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMERS

  5. WO2015192158: POLYMER FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING

  6. US2013324490: BIODEGRADABLE, WATER SOLUBLE AND PH RESPONSIVE POLY(ORGANO)PHOSPHAZENES

  7. US2015361198: STABILIZER FOR POLYOLEFINS AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUCH A STABILIZER

  8. WO2012119615: SILSESQUIOXANE POLYMERS

  9. US2013085186: COSMETIC PREPARATIONS BASED ON MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMERS

  10. WO2007082802: AGROCHEMICAL FORMULATIONS BASED ON MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED ACRYLATES

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Other Skills

Languages

German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Latin (Latinum magnum)
basics in French, Spanish, Swedish

Honorary Posts

2008 – to date    Referee for Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, DFG, Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds, OEAW, AQAS, several international Universities

2000 – to date    Referee for Angewandte Chemie, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Analytica Chimica Acta, Analyst, Advanced Materials, Chemical Monthly, European Polymer Journal, Journal of gricultural and Food Chemistry, Journal of Organic Chemistry, New Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Chromatography A+B, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Separation Science, Macromolecules, Biomaterials, Reactive and Functional Polymers, Polymer Bulletin etc., several book chapters (Springer, Dekker etc.)


2009 – 2017       Plastics Cluster Advisory Board – www.kunststoff-cluster.at/en
2000 – 2015       Society Board - Society for Molecular Imprinting
2003 – 2004       Member of Round Table (www.round-table.de)
2000 – 2004       Honorary Berlin-Ambassador
1991 – 1996       Member of amnesty international (urgent action group, Hannover, Germany) and treasurer of this group from 1993 until 1996

Memberships