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Wilhelm Risse


Chemistry
University College Dublin
Ireland

Biography

Working as professor at University college of Dublin, Ireland in Chemistry Department. Completed PhD in Chemistry Diplom in chemistry at Marburg University, Germany (1983), Ph.D. with Prof. W. Heitz at Marburg (1985), post-Doc at Du Pont, USA, with Dr. Dotsevi Sogah (1985/86), post-doc with Prof. Robert H. Grubbs at Caltech, USA (1986/88), Habilitation at Marburg University in 1992, joined UCD in 1991, senior lecturer since January 2005

Research Interest

Polymer synthesis, transition metal catalysis, olefin metathesis polymerisation (ROMP), migratory insertion polymerisation (Ziegler-Natta catalysis including late transition metal catalysis), "living" polymerisations, polymerisation of cyclic olefins, control of stereochemistry, analysis of polymer microstructure and thermal properties, partially fluorinated polymers, step polymerisation methodologies.

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