Ms Susanne Seibt


PhD student
The University of Melbourne

Title of PhD: In-situ Investigations of Molecular Self-Assembly Using Microfluidics.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Stephan Förster (University of Bayreuth), Prof. Dr. Paul Mulvaney
(University of Melbourne)

Susanne is a candidate of the joint PhD program between the University of Bayreuth and the University of Melbourne, supervised by Professor Stephan Förster (Germany) and Professor Paul Mulvaney (Australia).

Her research aims to understand the molecular self-assembly of polymers and pH-sensitive trisamides, as well as the nucleation and growth of metal and semi-conducting nanoparticles. Using microfluidic channel systems to manipulate and precisely define the reaction conditions, in combination with optical and X-ray scattering techniques, she performs fundamental research on the in-situ behavior of these systems.

Susanne hopes to provide detailed insights in molecular self-assembly mechanisms to optimize the resulting properties as desired for improving the molecule/particle performance in the final applications.

BSc (Chemistry), University of Bayreuth, Germany (2012)
MSc (Polymer Science), University of Bayreuth, Germany (2014)

Research themes:
Nanoparticle synthesis
Kinetic investigations of nucleation and growth / self-assembly processes
Optical and X-ray scattering techniques