Monash University

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Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers via Flow Chemistry - A Novel Tool for Creating and Tuning Complex Polymer Architectures.

posted on 2021-10-21, 22:59 authored by AXEL-LAURENZ BUCKINX
The aim of the research presented in this thesis was to study the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in continuous flow and, to create standardized parameters to tune particle shape and size. The thesis focuses on 2 main components: the creation of a reliable and simple flow platform for the self-assembly process, and the investigation of the effects certain variables will have on the self-assembly process in flow. In addition, the process was applied to a bio-imaging topic with the delivery of a dye to show the validity and versatility of the setup.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Tanja Junkers

Additional supervisor 1

Lambertus Follink

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science