20042023
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Biography

Tanja Junkers graduated with a PhD degree in physical chemistry from Goettigen University in Germany in 2006, having worked on the determination of kinetic rate coefficients for radical reactions during polymerizations. In the two years that followed, she was research associate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, shifting her focus more and more towards synthetic polymer chemistry. Between 2008 and beginning of 2010 she was a senior research scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany in the group of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik. Early 2010 she was then appointed professor at Hasselt University in Belgium, where she founded the Polymer Reaction Design group. January 2018 she joined Monash University as full professor, focusing on her work on continuous flow polymerizations, (nano)particle formation and design of complex precision polymers. For the time being, she keeps a guest professor role at Hasselt University until her last PhD students there will have graduated.

Education/Academic qualification

Physical Chemistry, PhD, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen (Georgia Augusta University of Goettingen)

Chemistry, Diplom (eq. Master in Science), Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen (Georgia Augusta University of Goettingen)

External positions

Associate Editor Polymer Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry

1 May 2018 → …

Guest professor, Universiteit Hasselt (Hasselt University)

15 Jan 2018 → …

Research area keywords

  • Controlled/living Radical Polymerizations
  • Flow Chemistry
  • Self-assembly
  • peptidomimetics
  • Machine Learning
  • Polymer Characterization
  • kinetic modelling

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Projects 2019 2023

ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing

Patti, A., Junkers, T., Eksteen, J., Raston, C., Barrow, C. J., Hapgood, K., Gates, W. P., Adcock, J. L., Sutti, A., Rajkhowa, R., Saito, K., Tabor, R., Hearn, M., Tanksale, A., Garnier, G., Franco, C., Tang, Y., Zhang, W., Heimann, K., Marshall, S., Sacher, M., Crawford, S., Midgley, J., Height, M., Cock, B., Pearson, G., Warner, J. C., Buckingham, E., King, B., Jayaratne, V., Scott, J., Bury, P., Boulos, R., Chan, P. W. H., Robinson, A., Semple, J., Smullen, R., Hocker, W., Innes, L., Ciampi, S., Feng, Q., Sun, G., Chong, J., King, S., Francis, P., Muller, K. & Miltenoff, J.

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Project: Research

Research Output 2004 2019

Magnetic Force Microscopy of in a Polymer Matrix Embedded Single Magnetic Nanoparticles

Krivcov, A., Schneider, J., Junkers, T. & Möbius, H., 2019, In : Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science. 216, 12, 8 p., 1800753.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Precise polymer synthesis by autonomous self-optimizing flow reactors

Rubens, M., Vrijsen, J. H., Laun, J. & Junkers, T., 4 Mar 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 10, p. 3183-3187 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Quasi-monodisperse polymer libraries via flash column chromatography: correlating dispersity with glass transition

Haven, J. J. & Junkers, T., 14 Feb 2019, In : Polymer Chemistry. 10, 6, p. 679-682 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid oxygen tolerant aqueous RAFT photopolymerization in continuous flow reactors

Zaquen, N., Kadir, A. M. N. B. P. H. A., Iasa, A., Corrigan, N., Junkers, T., Zetterlund, P. B. & Boyer, C., 26 Feb 2019, In : Macromolecules. 52, 4, p. 1609-1619 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

2D laser lithography on silicon substrates via photoinduced copper-mediated radical polymerization

Laun, J., De Smet, Y., Van De Reydt, E., Krivcov, A., Trouillet, V., Welle, A., Möbius, H., Barner-Kowollik, C. & Junkers, T., 1 Jan 2018, In : Chemical Communications. 54, 7, p. 751-754 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review