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 Holger Frey


Holger Frey

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany

Talk: Isomerizing poly(ethylene glycol) to rPEGs: Highly water-soluble, biocompatible non-immunogenic pharmaceutical polymers

Holger Frey studied Chemistry at the University of Freiburg (Germany). Following a stay at Carnegie Mellon-University with Kris Matyjaszewski in 1990 (Pittsburgh, USA) he obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Twente (The Netherlands). After his Habilitation (University of Freiburg, 1998) on polycarbosilane chemistry he moved to the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2001.

Since 2003 he holds a full professorship in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry in Mainz. His research is directed at novel linear and branched functional polymer structures, anionic polymerization, polyethers, novel thermoplastic elastomers and biomedical materials in general. Specifically, his group focuses on epoxide polymerization as well as carbanionic polymerizations in general, as well as catalytic CO2 copolymerization, emphasizing biobased monomers. To date he and his research group have published 410 peer-reviewed original research articles and reviews (H-index 76 according to google scholar, 26,100 citations). Holger Frey is an associate editor of the RSC Journal “Polymer Chemistry”.