Polymer Chemistry @ University of Glasgow

Dr. Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt

Lecturer for Polymer Chemistry @ UofG

Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt (University of Glasgow) studied at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and worked with Christopher Barner‐Kowollik at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for his PhD (completed in 2013). From 2013–2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher with Craig J. Hawker at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he was made group leader in the department of Markus Antonietti at the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces in 2015. In 2019 he accepted a position as Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Schmidt’s current research focusses on self‐assembled nanostructures from double hydrophilic block copolymers and carbon nitride derived polymer materials, especially reinforced hydrogels. He is also interested in metal–organic frameworks as polymerization templates and catalysts.


Google Scholar Profile

Researcher ID: A-9543-2011

ORCID: 0000-0002-3580-7053

Awards: Dr. Anton Keller Award 2010, Springer Thesis Award 2014, Dr. Hermann Schnell Fellowship 2018, Polymers Young Investigator Award 2020

Editorial Board Memberships: Polymers, PLOS One

PhD Students

Christopher Bradshaw

PhD Student @ UofG

Qian Cao

PhD Student @ MPICI

Jean-Baptiste Masclef

PhD Student @ UofG in collaboration with the Prunet group

Alexander Plucinski

PhD Student @ UofG

Post Docs

Group Pictures


Noah Al-Nakeeb (PhD Student, MPICI)

Marc Brunet Cabre (Intern, MPICI)

Bradley Frank (Intern, MPICI)

Marlies Gräwert (Technician, MPICI)

Jongkook Hwang (PostDoc, MPICI)

Baris Kumru (PhD Student, MPICI)

Hui-Chun Lee (PhD Student, MPICI)

Jiaye Li (Intern, UofG)

Tingting Li (PostDoc, MPICI)

Zan Lyu (Literature Project student, UofG)

David Morley (Bachelor Student, UofG)

Alexander Plucinski (Master Student, MPICI)

Marko Pavlovic (PostDoc, MPICI)

Bowen Sun (Intern, MPICI)

Jochen Willersinn (PhD Student, MPICI)

Jianrui Zhang (PhD Student, MPICI)

Youjia Zhang (Intern, MPICI)

Do you want to join our group?

Current vacancies are posted on our Twitter channel

We are always looking for motivated coworkers with a background in polymer chemistry, materials chemistry and colloid chemistry. In case you want to join the Schmidt group, contact Bernhard directly. Please include your CV and a motivation letter.


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Joseph Black Building
Glasgow, G128QQ

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