Kai Uwe Claussen

Visiting PhD Student

Kai is a doctoral candidate in the graduate school (BayNAT) of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He specialized in the field of polymer science and received his Diploma in Chemistry at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. In 2009, Kai joined the group Macromolecular Chemistry I of Prof. Hans-Werner Schmidt at the University of Bayreuth and was awarded with a scholarship of the Elite Network Bavaria (ENB). This scholarship gave him the opportunity to do a 3 month research stay at UCSB MRL and thus Kai joined the Hawker Group.


During his PhD, Kai's research focused on the preparation and characterization of bioinspired (polymer) gradient materials.
In the Hawker Group, Kai investigates together with Damien Montarnal the self-assembly of triblock copolymers.