Dr. Anja Goldmann
Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager

Build. 11.21 Room: 308
Phone +49 721 608-42603
Fax +49 721 608-45740

email: a.goldmann@qut.edu.au

Brief Curriculum Vitae
I Research Interests

Brief Curriculum Vitae

born in Deggendorf, Germany (German Citizen, Australian PR)

Professional Work

since 10/18
Senior Research Fellow and Research Manager of the Soft Matter Materials Group, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
03/10 - 09/18
Research Manager in the Macroarc group, Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Dec 2017
Appointment as ‘Akademische Oberrätin’ (equivalent to ‘Senior Lecturer’ (Australia) and ‘Associate Professor’ (US))
Aug 2013
Appointment as ‘Akademische Rätin’ (equivalent to ‘Lecturer’ (Australia) and ‘Assistant Professor’ (US))
10/16 - 09/18
Associate Research Fellow at the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Science and Engineering Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia


Phd thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) on the topic of ”Click chemistry as efficient ligation strategy for complex macromolecular architecture and surface engineering”, under supervision of Prof. Axel H. E. Müller, Universität Bayreuth
Visiting researcher at the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Graduation in Polymer- and Colloid chemistry (Diploma, eq. to M.SC)
Diploma thesis (eqiv. M.SC.) on the topic “Development of copolyetherester with defined melt rheology” under supervision of Dr. Holger Schmalz, Prof. Axel H. E. Müller (cooperation with Ticona)
Erasmus fellowship organic chemistry department and inorganic chemistry department, Prof. José Luis Serrano Ostáriz, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Undergraduate studies “Polymer- and Colloid Chemistry”  at Universität Bayreuth
Undergraduate studies “Umwelt- und Bioingenieurwissenschaften”  at Universität Bayreuth
Highschool certificate (Abitur), Dominicus-von-Linprun Gymnasium, Viechtach

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Research Interests

Polymer Synthesis
  • Utilization and advancement of modern controlled/living radical polymerization techniques for the development of complex macromolecular architectures and surface functionalization
  • RAFT Polymer Design
  • Novel Ultra-Fast Orthogonal Ligation Protocols; Spatially and Temporally Controlled Surface Design
  • Controlled/Living Polymerization of Metallocene Monomers
  • Hetero Diels-Alder reactions

Polymer Characterization

  • Size-Exclusion Chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-ToF)
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
  • Surface characterization methods (FT-IR, XPS, TOF-SIMS, FT-IR Microscopy)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • IR microscopy

New Materials

  • Modification of Particle Surfaces by Conjugation; Micro/Nanosphere Design
  • Functional Polymers for Tissue Engineering Applications
  • Functional Microspheres for Biomedical and Chromatographic Applications
  • Biomimetic Synthetic Molecules (Towards Synthetic Proteins/Biomimetic Adhesives)
  • Orthogonal Surface Modification on a Wide Range of Materials (e.g. Cellulose, Si, Hyaluronic Acid); Dynamic Covalent Surfaces

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