Dr. Frank Wiesbrock (Profile):
Frank Wiesbrock was born in Gütersloh and received his doctorate at the Technical University of Munich in 2003 for his work on metal beta-amino carboxylates under the supervision of H. Schmidbaur. His subsequent biannual postdoctoral stay with U.S. Schubert at the Eindhoven Technical University focused on block copoly(2-oxazoline)s from microwave-assisted synthesis. He worked as project manager at Chemspeed Technologies AG in Augst, and returned to academia in 2007 as Marie Curie ToK researcher with T. Calogeropoulou at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as assistant professor in the group of F. Stelzer at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials at the Graz University of Technology and completed his habilitation in 'Macromolecular Chemistry and Technology' in 2012. Since 2012, he works as key researcher at the Polymer Competence Center Leoben. His research interests comprise microwave-assisted polymerizations, the synthesis and applications of functional and biocompatible polymers, and crosslinked materials.