Robust plastics are composed of molecular building-blocks, held together by tough chemical linkages. Their cleavage is extremely difficult to achieve, rendering the recycling of these materials almost impossible. A research team from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) developed a molec ... more
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Chemie
Michael Kathan, born in 1988, studied chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin and ETH Zurich, where he focused on fluorine chemistry and strained aromatic systems. After completing his master degree at the Freie Universität Berlin, he began his PhD thesis in 2015 in the research group of Professor Stefan Hecht at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
The research focus of Michael Kathan is on the control of chemical reactivity and adaptive materials with light.