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Kiessling, Andy

Research Group Professor E. Bartsch - Division: Forced Rayleigh Scattering (FRS)

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Contact Details

Department of Physical Chemistry
University of Freiburg
Albertstraße 21
79104 Freiburg

 

Department of Macromolecular Chemistry
University of Freiburg
Stefan-Meier-Straße 31
79104 Freiburg

 

E-Mail: andy.kiessling@inbox.com

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Field of Research

  • Materials with Improved Properties and new Functionalities based on
    • Inhomogeneous, Nanostructured Composites
    • Combination of Components with Complementary Properties
  • Achieved by
    • Targeted Engineering of the Components
    • Specific Choice of the Processing Conditions

 

Influence of Nano-Fillers on the Properties of Polymer Latex Films[1]

The major challenge to produce high-performance coatings from water-based polymer dispersions is the contradiction between the required properties during film formation and the properties of the final film. This problem can be circumvented by combining materials with complementary properties. This Ph.D. project sheds light on the microscopic origin of the widely reported improvement of the macroscopic performance like enhanced scratch resistance. The project comprises:

  • Syntheses of Core-Shell Polymer Dispersions
  • Latex Film Formation
  • Tracer Diffusion Studies (using Forced Rayleigh Scattering)
  • Investigation of Friction and Scratch Resistance (Tribology) as well as Bulk Mechanical Properties (DMTA)

 

Funding

  • International Research Training Group "Soft Matter Science" PhD Scholarship 10/15/2010 - 10/14/2013
  • Research Assistant, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Freiburg 10/15/2013 - 09/30/2014
  • State-Funded Graduate Scholarship (LGFG) 10/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Scholarship of the German-French University (DFH) 01/01/2015 - 05/31/2015

 

Research Stays

  • Groups of Professors Y. Holl and C. Gauthier, ICS Strasbourg (France), 05/21-24/2013
  • Group of Professor C. Gauthier, ICS Strasbourg (France), 8 weeks in 2014 and 1 week in 2015
  • Group of Professor A. Veniaminov, NRU ITMO St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 09/01-05/2014
  • Talk "The Influence of Nanofillers on the Properties of Polymer Latex Films studied by Forced Rayleigh Scattering", NRU ITMO St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 09/04/2014

 

Conferences

  • Talk "Tracer Diffusion Studies of Tailored Nanostructured Composites", DPG Spring Meeting, Dresden (Germany), 03/30-04/04/2014
  • Talk "Nanostructured Composites: from Molecular Diffusion to Macroscopic Performance", Polydays 2014, Berlin (Germany), 09/30-10/02/2014
  • Talk "Nanoscale Analysis of Scratch-Resistant Nanostructured Coatings by Forced Rayleigh Scattering", E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting, Lille (France), 05/11-15/2015

 

Poster Publication

  • A. Kiessling, K. I. Suresh, E. Bartsch; Research Day, University of Freiburg (Germany), 07/09/2010
  • A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch; Research Day, University of Freiburg (Germany), 07/08/2011
  • A. Kiessling, V. Lesnichii, E. Bartsch; Research Day, University of Freiburg (Germany), 07/05/2013

  • A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch; Summer School, Mittelwihr (France), 07/13/2011
  • A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch; Summer School, Mittelwihr (France), 07/11/2012
  • A. Kiessling, V. Lesnichii, E. Bartsch; Summer School, Mittelwihr (France), 07/10/2013

  • A. Kiessling, V. Lesnichii, E. Bartsch; Discussion Meeting, Schluchsee (Germany), 04/25/2013
  • S. Gölden, A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch; Formula VII, Mulhouse (France), 07/01/2013
  • V. Lesnichii, A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch, A. Veniaminov; Summer School, Mittelwihr (France), 07/08/2014
  • V. Lesnichii, A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch, A. Veniaminov; Summer School, Mittelwihr (France), 07/10/2013
  • V. Lesnichii, A. Kiessling, E. Bartsch, A. Veniaminov; HoloExpo-2013, Moscow (Russian Federation), 09/17/2013
  • A. Kiessling, V. Le Houérou, C. Gauthier, E. Bartsch; Makromolekulares Kolloquium, Freiburg (Germany), 02/25-27/2015
  • A. Kiessling, V. Le Houérou, C. Gauthier, E. Bartsch; IACIS 2015, Mainz (Germany), 05/24-29/2015

 

International Research Training Group: Soft Matter Science

  • Invited Professors
    • M. A. Winnik, University of Toronto (Canada), 01/21-25/2013
    • P. Lutz, CNRS Strasbourg (France), 10/17/2012
    • A. Veniaminov, NRU ITMO St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 06/03-07/2013

  • Soft Matter Science Summer Schools on
    • Soft Matter Science, Mittelwihr (France), 07/10-15/2011
    • Self-Assembly of Polymers, Mittelwihr (France), 07/08-13/2012
    • Polymers at Interfaces, Mittelwihr (France), 07/07-12/2013

  • Discussion Meetings (international Workshop) on
    • Polymer Physics, Schluchsee (Germany), 05/04-06/2011
    • Polymer Chemistry, Schluchsee (Germany), 05/02-04/2012
    • Soft Matter at Interfaces, Schluchsee (Germany),04/24-26/2013

 

Additional Activities

  • Setting up a Small Angle Light Scatting in Collaboration with Professor W. Burchard, June 2011- May 2014

  • Presenting Academic English, Winter Term 2010/11
  • English Speaking and Writing Skills in an Academic Context, Summer Term 2014 and Winter Term 2014/15

  • Basics in University Didactics for Ph.D. students, 02/10-11/2011
  • Basic Knowledge in Business Administration, 04/15-16/2013
  • Oral Communication in Business, 05/13-14/2013
  • Time- and Self-Management for Ph.D. students, 11/22-23/2013
  • Project Management for Research, 01/21/2014, 02/04/2014

 

Teaching

  • Supervision of an Apprentice, Winter Term 2010/11
  • Supervision of a Bachelor Student, Summer Term 2012, Bachelor Thesis: "Tailored Core-Shell Particles: Synthesis and Characterization by Static and Dynamic Light Scattering"

  • Tutorial Physical Chemistry I, Summer Term 2011
  • Coordinator of the Tutorial "Physical Chemistry for Students of Microsystems Engineering", Winter Term 2011/12
  • Coordinator of the Tutorial Physical Chemistry I, Summer Term 2012 and 2013
  • Coordinator of the Tutorial Physical Chemistry II, Winter Term 2012/13

  • Laboratory Course (B.Sc., Master) Light Scattering, Winter Term 2010/11 and Summer Term 2011
  • Laboratory Course (B.Sc.) pH Measurement, Winter Term 2010/11
  • Laboratory Course (B.Sc.) Calorimeter, Winter Term 2010/11
  • Laboratory Course (Master) Dipole Moment, Summer Term 2011 and 2012

 

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