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.
Polymers for energy and sustainability
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 global
challenges concerning energy and sustainability that drive the research
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 flow batteries, and enable water purification technologies such as
reverse osmosis and nanofiltration.
lithium ion conducting and solid polymer electrolytes which are central
materials for, e.g., batteries and electrochromic windows.
- Synthesis, structure-property relationships and processing of bio-based polymers.
employ different polymerization (anionic, radical, condensation, etc)
modification methods to prepare our polymers, and then use
a variety of charaterization techniques to study for example
molecular structure and nano-scale morphology, as well as the thermal,
mechanical and transport properties of the materials and membranes.
Undergraduate courses in the Chemical Engineering and the Engineering Nanoscience study programs at Lund University.
- Materials and Polymer Technology - KOO052
- Functional Materials – KOO095
- Polymer Chemistry - KTE080
- Polymer Physics - KPO010
- Project in Chemistry - KASN01
- M.Sc. degree projects in Polymer Technology - KTE 720