Dr Charlotte Petit

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Charlotte Petit is a polymer chemist by training and is currently working on advanced synthetic macromolecular systems with a focus of light-induced polymerization and degradation as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Her PhD studies were dedicated to the coupling of microwave-assisted synthesis with continuous flow processes for oxazoline-based materials.
In the QUT’s Centre for Materials Science, Charlotte takes part in a transcontinental research project involving a renowned industrial partner, Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechtenstein, as well as highly-ranked European university, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. With a focus on light-induced degradation of adhesives for dental applications, Charlotte is investigating the design, formulation and resulting mechanistic properties of 3-dimensional materials.

Short Biography

Charlotte Petit obtained her MSc in 2013, in the field of Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Materials at the University of Pau, France. In 2016, she completed her PhD studies performed in the frame of an European ANR (French equivalent of ARC) project on “Cationic ring-opening polymerization of poly(2-oxazoline)s: microwave-assisted and continuous flow processes for a greener chemistry” under contract with the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Her research project was hosted at the Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Environment and Materials (IPREM), Pau, France, and developed in collaboration with the Polymer Competence Center of Leoben (PCCL), Austria and the Laboratory of the Future (LoF) in Bordeaux, France. Her supervisory team was made of Prof Bruno Grassl, Dr Stephanie Reynaud (IPREM), Dr Emmanuel Mignard (LoF) for the French side and Dr Frank Wiesbrock (PCCL) for the Austrian side.
She joined the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. After two years in the German node of the SMML, Charlotte joined the Australian node of the SMML at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, on a linkage grant in collaboration with the company Ivoclar Vivadent, Liechtenstein, and the KIT, Germany. Over the last 3 years she has been part of the team in charge of the Mass Spectrometry laboratory within the SMML and currently contributes to the development of a continuous flow MS-coupled analytical device. Since mid-2019, she supervises an HDR student and is one of the four lab leaders of the SMML.

Selected Publications

“Comb Polymers with Triazole Linkages under Thermal and Mechanical Stress” Petit, C.; Abbasi, M.; Fischer, T.; Wilhelm, M.; Goldmann, A. S.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 420-431.

“Stability of Diels–Alder Photoadducts in Macromolecules” Petit, C.; Bangert, L. D.; Abbasi, M.; Wilhelm, M.; Goldmann, A. S.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 3850-3854.

“A Subtractive Photoresist Platform for Micro- and Macroscopic 3D Printed Structures” Zieger, M. M.; Müller, P.; Blasco, E.; Petit, C.; Hahn, V.; Michalek, L.; Mutlu, H.; Wegener, M.; Barner-Kowollik, C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1801405.

“Living Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of 2-Ethyl-2-Oxazoline Following Sustainable Concepts: Microwave-Assisted and droplet-based millifluidic Processes in Ionic Liquid Medium” Petit, C.; Grassl, B.; Mignard, E.; Luef, K. P.; Wiesbrock, F.; Reynaud, S. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 5910-5917.

“Microwave-assisted syntheses in recyclable ionic liquids: photoresists based on renewable resources” Petit, C., Luef, K.P., Edler, M., Griesser, T., Kremsner, J., Stadler, A., Grassl, B., Reynaud, S., Wiesbrock, F. ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 3401-3404.