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Dr. rer. nat. Frank Simon

Polymer interfaces
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Date of birth: May 13, 1961
  • 1983-1988 Studied chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  • 1987 Move to the Institute of Polymer Technology Dresden (this was former name of the IPF)
  • 1988 Finishing work of diploma on "Electrokinetic investigations of aerosil surfaces and aerosil-triarylmethyl halide adsorbates in organic media", supervisors Prof. G. Heublein (Jena), Prof. H.-J. Jacobasch (Dresden) and Prof. S. Spange (Chemnitz)
  • 1988-1991 Research student at the Friedrich Schiller University, working on polymer reactions on surfaces, electrokinetic investigations, investigations of interface and surface properties of pure and modified fillers, cationic polymerization on surfaces, material design
  • 1991 Working in the Centre of Materials Research of the Daimler-Benz AG, working on polymer reactions on surfaces and investigations of the role of polymers in ceramic processes
  • since 1992 Scientific co-worker in the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
  • May 1993 Th.D. "Characterization of unmodified and oligomer-modifiedinorganic metal oxide surfaces by means of electrokinetic methods", supervisors Prof. H.-J. Jacobasch (Dresden) and Prof. S. Spange (Chemnitz)
  • Sept. 1995 Richard Zsigmondy award of the Kolloid-Gesellschaft
  • 1996 - 2014  Personal assistant to the Scientific Director of the IPF
  • Oct. 2000 Grant of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of The Chemical Society of Japan

Fields of Work

  • Surface chemistry of polymers and metal oxides, surface modification and functionalization of polymers by wet chemical methods and physico-chemical treatments, hybrid materials made from polymers and inorganic metal oxide particles
  • Surface spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Electrokinetic investigations of solid surfaces and other equilibrium methods
    - Introduction
    - IUPAC Report
  • Super-hydrophobic polymer surfaces, their synthesis and characterization
  • Reactive polymers on inorganic surfaces
  • Adhesion science, acid-base interactions
  • Electrical charging of polymers