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Polymer brushes and adhesion technology – nanometer-thin coatings for compatibilization of dissimilar materials

PhD defence, Thursday 21 January 2021, Kristian Birk Buhl

2021.01.21 | Mie Meulengracht Christensen

Kristian Birk Buhl

During his PhD studies, Kristian Birk Buhl developed an ultra-thin coating system for bonding metal and rubber. The surface properties of materials can be chemically modified and targeted for specific applications by grafting polymer brushes from the surface. Kristian Birk Buhl studied how polymer brushes can compatibilize dissmilar materials and create ultra tight bonds between metal and rubber.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of polymer brush technology and how the structure of polymer brush films affects the adhesive strength.

The PhD study was completed at iNANO and the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 13.15
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Kim Daasbjerg, kdaa@chem.au.dk
Title of PhD thesis: Molecular Adhesive (MoAd) for Strong and Durable Bonding of Rubber to Metal Surfaces
Contact information: Kristian Birk Buhl, e-mail: kbb@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 30293904
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Abdirisak Ahmed Isse, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Associate Professor Frans Mulder (chairman), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professor Kim Daasbjerg, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Co-supervisor:
Associate Professor Steen Uttrup Pedersen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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