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Grimm, Oliver

Grimm, Oliver

Position: PhD Student



Phone: +49 3641 9-48795

Fax:     +49 3641 9-48252

Room 204, Lessingstraße 8

Oliver Grimm was born in Seligenstadt in 1987 and grew up in Hainburg, a neighbor town. He went to school in Hanau (2004 - 2007) and there he got his Abitur (A-levels). At the same school he finished his apprenticeship as chemical-technical assistant after an additional year and afterwards started his bachelor studies, followed by his master studies, at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. His topic for the bachelor-thesis was "Raspberry Hybrid-Particles for scratch-resistant Lotus-Surfaces". During his master-thesis he worked on "anionic polymerization from the surface of flat substrates". Then he started his PhD studies in the group of Prof. Schacher at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena on "photo-switchable block copolymer membranes".


Since 07/2014             PhD-Student FSU Jena

                                    Topic: Photo-Switchable Block Copolymer Membranes

                                    Group of Felix H. Schacher


10/2013 - 04/2014      Master Thesis in the group of Prof. Rehahn

    Topic: Anionic Polymerisation from the Surface of flat Substrates

04/2012 - 04/2014      Master-Studies: Chemistry at TU Darmstadt


10/2008 - 04/2012      Bachelor-Studies: Chemistry at TU Darmstadt

08/2011 - 11/2011      Bachelor Thesis at Deutsches Kunststoffinstitut (DKI) in the group of Prof. Rehahn

    Topic: Raspberry Hybrid-Particles for Scratch-resistant Lotus-Surfaces


09/2005 - 07/2007       Abitur (A-Level) at Berufliches Gymnasium of the Ludwig-Geissler-Schule



Stimuli-responsive membranes are of interest for a wide variety of applications. To date, the most commonly exploited stimuli for regulating membrane pore size are temperature or pH-value. We target membranes formed from block copolymers featuring a hydrophobic block (matrix) and a hydrophilic segment to cover the pore walls. The main topic of my PhD thesis is to extend the hydrophilic block to incorporate photo-response regarding solubility or charge. Possible photo-responsive monomers are spiropyran-methacrylates which can be polymerized with controlled radical polymerization techniques such as NMP/ATRP or using anionic polymerization.