Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1982 – 1987
    Studied chemistry, received Diplom degree from the University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 1988 – 1990
    PhD dissertation at the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry 1, University of Bayreuth

  • 1990
    Doctorate

  • 1991 – 1992
    Postdoc at the Eastman Kodak company in Rochester, NY, USA Corporate Research Laboratories

  • 1992 – 1997
    Research associate in the framework of a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) project at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, Department of Macromolecular Substances

  • 1996
    Habilitation in the field of macromolecular substances

  • Since 1997
    C4 professor of organic chemistry of polymers

  • Since 2002
    Scientific director of the Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

Selected publications

  • Voit, B. et al.: Extremely high molar mass hyperbranched poly(arylene ether)s from a new semifluorinated AB2 monomer by an unusual AB2+A2 polymerization approach. In: Macromolecules 43, 2010. pp. 2846-2854.

  • Voit, B., Appelhans, D.: Glycopolymers of various architectures – more than mimicking nature. In: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 211, 2010. pp. 727-735.

  • Voit, B.: Thermo-responsive nanogels based on poly(NiPAAm-graft-2-alkyl-2-oxazolines) cross-linked in the micellar state. In: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 211, 2010. pp. 1035-1042.

  • Voit, B. et al.: Photo-patternable films of block copolymers prepared through double-click reaction. In: Macromolecules 43, 2010. pp. 3136–3140.

  • Voit, B., Lederer, A.: Hyperbranched and highly branched polymer architectures – Synthetic strategies and major characterization aspects. In: Chemical Reviews 109, 2009. pp. 5924–5973.

  • Voit, B.: Thin Film Nanostructures Prepared Via Self-Assembly of Partly Labile Protected Block Copolymers for Hybrid Patterning Strategies. In: Macromolecules 42, 2009. pp. 156-163.

  • Voit, B. et al.: Characterization of Thin Composite Films from Hyperbranched Polyphenylene and Thermolabile Hyperbranched Polycarbonate. In: Macromol. Phys. Chem. 209, 2008. pp. 1787-1796.

  • Voit, B. et al.: Diblock Copolymers as Scaffolds for Efficient Functionalization via Click Chemistry. In: Macromolecules 41, 2008. pp. 5255-5264.

  • Voit, B. et al.: Antistatic Epoxy Coatings with Carbon nanotubes obtained by Cationic Photopolymerization. In: Macromol. Rapid Comm. 29, 2008. pp. 396-400.

  • Voit, B. et al.: Site-specific binding and stretching of DNA molecules at UV-light patterned aminoterpolymer films. In: Nanotechnology 15, 2004. pp. 717-723.


Selected projects

Co-editor (member of the editorial board) of

  • Macromol.Chem.Phys.

  • Macromol.Rapid.Commun.

  • Macromol.Matter.Eng.

  • Designed Monomers and Polymers

  • Reactive and Functional Polymers

  • Advances in Polymer Science

  • Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polym.Chem.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), section for macromolecular chemistry

  • Membership in the Polymer Division and PMSE Division of the ACS

  • Member of the German Rubber Society

  • Member of the University Association of Bayreuth, Germany

  • Member of the executive committee, Macromolecular Chemistry section, GDCh

  • Member of the polyreactions committee, Dechema (German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

  • Member of the scientific advisory board, polyMaterials AG

  • Member of the board of trustees, German Plastics Institute (DKI), Darmstadt, Germany

  • Member of the board of trustees/expert committee for the Georg Manecke Foundation

  • Member of the preselections committee for the Karl Heinz Beckurts Foundation

  • Member of the board of trustees, BAM Berlin, Germany

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI)

  • Elected member of the review board for the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Faculty member, DIGS-BB (graduate school, excellence initiative)

  • Principle investigator, CRTD (excellence cluster)

  • Member of the executive committee, Dechema

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