Poster Award to Markus Scharfenberg
8 January 2016
Markus Scharfenberg won a Student Poster Competition Award at the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies 2015 (Pacifichem 2015) in Honolulu.
The theme of Pacifichem 2015 was Chemical Networking: Building Bridges Across the Pacific, emphasizing the collaborative nature of chemistry as a multidisciplinary science. This conference with more than 15,000 attendees is one of the biggest conferences in the world and combines several research fields from inorganic and biological chemistry, to material science and physical chemistry.
Markus Scharfenberg joined the MPGC in September 2014. In his PhD thesis he works with multifunctional aliphatic polycarbonates made from carbon dioxide and tailored epoxide building blocks. He presented his work, which gives the possibility to functionalize reversibly this kind of polymers with functional groups, which cannot be incorporated directly during the polymerization. With this many new polymers are accessible.
Four students from the Prof. Dr. Holger Frey group at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz were involved in this project.