Prof. Dr. Guillaume Delaittre



    FH Aachen


    Prof. Delaittre is moving to the University of Wuppertal on April 1st, 2020.

    He will be Professor for Organic Functional Molecules and pursue his research program in the area of functional polymer synthesis and nanomaterials.

    Two PhD positions for 36 months are available. Please apply by sending your application package (cover letter, CV*, University certificates, names of 2–3 referees) to

    *The CV should include a list of synthetic methods (including purification techniques, e.g., column chromatography, recrystallization) and characterization methods with advanced hands-on experience.



    - Macromolecular chemistry, with future directions towards sustainable raw materials and biodegradability

    - Control of molar mass distribution and functionality using reversible-deactivation radical polymerizations, particularly nitroxide-mediated polymerization and RAFT polymerization, and ring-opening polymerizations

    - Functional polyoxazolines [water-soluble, biocompatible, antifouling, antibacterial]

    - Polymer nanoobjects via polymerization-induced self-assembly [nanoparticles, nanofibers, micro/nanovesicles]

    - Photochemistry [coupling, polymerization, surface functionalization]

    - Surface-reactive nanostructured materials

    - Protein/enzyme conjugation and stabilization [polymer armoring via grafting or wrapping]



    From April 1st, 2020 Junior Professor (W1 w/Tenure Track to W2) for Organic Functional Molecules at the University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

    2019 - today Professor (W2, Associate) for Macromolecular Chemistry and Plastics Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen, Campus Jülich, Germany

    2018 - todayGroup Leader (now Affiliate) at the German Textile Research Center North-West (DTNW), Krefeld, Germany

    2013 - 2019 Group Leader at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and the Institute of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemisty at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

    2010 - 2012 Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow under Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik at the Institute of Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemisty and Prof. M. Bastmeyer, Cell and Neurobiology Team, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

    2008 - 2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate under Profs. J. J. L. M. Cornelissen and R. J. M. Nolte at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    2003 Junior Project Manager at Cray Valley, Centre de Recherche de l'Oise, Verneuil-en-Halatte, France



    Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UMPC) Paris VI (now Sorbonne Université), Paris, France

    2008 PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Physical Chemistry; under Prof. B. Charleux

    2004 Master degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physical Chemistry

    2003 Ingénieur degree in Materials Chemistry

    Université Jules Verne de Picardie, Amiens, France

    2000 Two-year University degree in Sciences of Matter



    2018 Prize of Dr. Otto Röhm Foundation

    2015 Best poster award at the Nano Today 2015 Conference

    2014 KIT-Young Investigator Network Grant 2014 - 1st Place

    2012 Polymer Chemisty poster prize at the Warwick2012 Conference

    2009 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2 years)

    2009 Aguirre-Basualdo Prize (Best PhD thesis in Chemistry across all Paris universities)

    2004 PhD research grant from the French Ministry of Research

    2003 Merit award from Université Pierre et Marie Curie for Master studies



    as of 19.11.19

    60 published peer-reviewed articles (overview:

    3 patents

    1 book (dissertation)

    4 book chapters

    11 invited talks at international conferences and seminars