Dr Jan Philipp Menzel

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Role in the Centre

Jan Philipp is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mass Spectrometry Development Laboratory. His research focus is on the scientific programming (Python) in photochemistry, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry and lipidomics. Development of discovery-focussed workflows for analysis of fatty acids and lipids in complex biological media.

Short Biography

In 2017, Jan Philipp joined the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory (School of Chemistry and Physics) as PhD student, under the supervision of Dr. James Blinco and Prof. C. Barner-Kowollik.  PhD project included method development for the characterization of photoreactive molecules and advanced applications of photochemical reactions. The use of a wavelength-tunable laser allows for photons to be used with control of their quantum energy and number.

Jan Philipp received his degree in chemistry a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Germany.

Oct 2014 – Oct 2016 – Master of Science, Chemistry, GPA: 1.11 (equal to 98.3% / High Distinction) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, Germany Master’s thesis (04/2016 – 10/2016), Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik; Pathways to Advanced Light Induced Ligation Protocols.
Oct 2011 – Sept 2014 – Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, GPA: 1.01 (equal to 100% / High Distinction) Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, HHU, Germany Bachelor’s thesis (06/2014 – 09/2014), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Ritter; Synthesis of new 1-(4-Pyridyl)piperazine Containing Polymers and their Catalytic Activities for O-Acylations of Tertiary Alcohols.

July 2019 – Sept 2019 Visiting Researcher, part of PhD studies at QUT Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland Prof. Dr. Athina Anastasaki; Ionization Biases in the Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Poly(methyl acrylates)
Oct 2015 – Mar 2016 Full time research project as part of the master’s degree at KIT Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia Prof. Dr. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Dr. James P. Blinco; Sequence Independent Orthogonal Light Induced Ligations via a Protection Group Strategy (see publication [3])
Sept 2013 – Oct 2013 Full time research internship, DAAD RISE Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), St. Johns, Canada Prof. Dr. Christopher Kozak; Catalytically Active Metal Organic Complexes for the Ring Opening Polymerization of Lactide (see publication [12])

Selected Publications

Wavelength-Dependent Photochemistry of Oxime Ester Photoinitiators

DE Fast, A Lauer, JP Menzel, AM Kelterer, G Gescheidt, …
Macromolecules 50 (5), 1815-1823
Wavelength Dependence of Light-Induced Cycloadditions

JP Menzel, BB Noble, A Lauer, ML Coote, JP Blinco, C Barner-Kowollik
Journal of the American Chemical Society 139 (44), 15812-15820
Star polymer synthesis via λ-orthogonal photochemistry

K Hiltebrandt, M Kaupp, E Molle, JP Menzel, JP Blinco, C Barner-Kowollik
Chemical Communications 52 (60), 9426-9429
Photochemistry in Confined Environments for Single-Chain Nanoparticle Design

H Frisch, JP Menzel, FR Bloesser, DE Marschner, K Mundsinger, …
Journal of the American Chemical Society 140 (30), 9551-9557
Pyreneacyl sulfides as a visible light-induced versatile ligation platform

BT Tuten, JP Menzel, K Pahnke, JP Blinco, C Barner-Kowollik
Chemical Communications 53 (32), 4501-4504
Fusing Light-Induced Step-Growth Processes with RAFT Chemistry for Segmented Copolymer Synthesis: A Synergetic Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Study

T Gegenhuber, L De Keer, AS Goldmann, PHM Van Steenberge, …
Macromolecules 50 (17), 6451-6467
Light-Controlled Orthogonal Covalent Bond Formation at Two Different Wavelengths

JP Menzel, F Feist, B Tuten, T Weil, JP Blinco, C Barner-Kowollik
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Visible Light-Induced Ligation via o-Quinodimethane Thioethers

F Feist, JP Menzel, T Weil, JP Blinco, C Barner-Kowollik
Journal of the American Chemical Society 140 (37), 11848-11854
Polymethacrylates containing a 4‐amino‐pyridyl derivative covalently attached as effective catalysts in acylation chemistry: self‐activation by neighboring group effects

T Mennenga, J Dorn, JP Menzel, H Ritter
Polymer International 64 (12), 1685-1689
Lithium, Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Amine-bis (phenolate) Complexes in the Ring-opening Polymerization of rac-Lactide

K Devaine-Pressing, FJ Oldenburg, JP Menzel, M Springer, LN Dawe, …
Dalton Transactions
Unprecedented bifunctional chemistry of Bis (acyl) phosphane Oxides in aqueous and alcoholic media

M Schmallegger, A Eibel, JP Menzel, AM Kelterer, M Zalibera, …
Chemistry–A European Journal 25 (38), 8982-8986
Lichtinduzierte orthogonale Bildung kovalenter Bindungen durch zwei Wellenlängen

JP Menzel, F Feist, B Tuten, T Weil, JP Blinco, C Barner‐Kowollik
Angewandte Chemie 131 (22), 7548-7552
Catalytic performance of methacrylate‐based poly‐4‐(dialkylamino)‐pyridines: activity prediction via NMR shifts

T Mennenga, JP Menzel, H Ritter
Polymer International 65 (3), 327-331