Patric Jannasch received his Ph. D. degree
in Chemical Engineering from Lund University in 1996. Between
1996 and 1998, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Risų National Laboratory
in Roskilde, Denmark (today part of the Danish Technical University).
In 1998, he joined
the Department of Chemistry at Lund University as a Research Fellow to
establish a research group on polymers for energy technologies. He was
appointed to Full Professor of Polymer Technology in 2010. Jannasch’s
research and teaching interests cover most aspects of polymeric
materials, including polymer synthesis, macromolecular structure,
polymer morphology, transport properties, and new membrane materials
for separation and energy applications.
research in our group explores the connection between macromolecular
structure, morphology, and the resulting properties in polymeric
materials. Our activities thus span across macromolecular design,
synthesis, polymer self-assembly, and material structure and property
characterization of polymers. In particular, we are motivated by
application-specific requirements that drive the research for new
multifunctional polymer materials. This requires new synthetic
strategies and careful fundamental studies of structure and properties.
Currently our research activities are centered on:
- Ionic polymers that form durable proton- and anion-exchange membranes which absorb water. These
membranes are crucial components of solid-state electrochemical devices
such as fuel cells and enable water purification technologies such as
reverse osmosis and nanofiltration.
- Lithium ion conducting polymer electrolytes which are central materials for, e.g., batteries and electrochromic windows.
- Structure-property relationships and processing of polyhydroxyalkanoates which are biodegradable polymers produced by bacteria.
employ different polymerization (anionic, radical, condensation) and
modification techniques to prepare our polymers, and then use
characterization methods such as NMR, FTIR, impedance spectroscopy,
AFM, scattering techniques, gravimetry and calorimetry to investigate the
structure and properties of the materials and membranes.
Undergraduate courses in the Chemical Engineering and the Engineering Nanoscience study programs at Lund University.
Course coordinator and lecturer:
- Materials and Polymer Technology - KOO052
- Polymer Chemistry - KTE080
- Project in Chemistry - KASN01
In addition I supervise and examine Degree projects in Polymer Technology - KTE 720