162 Fenske Lab
Joachim is a membrane scientist with focus on biomimetic membranes. After conducting his master's study (diploma) at the University of Basel, supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Meier and co-supervised by Dr. Manish Kumar on the interaction of block copolymers and Aquaporin 0 from the eye lens in 2012, he conducted an Industrial PhD at the Technical University of Denmark and Aquaporin A/S, a biomimetic membrane producer, supervised by Prof. Claus Hélix-Nielsen on the interaction of bacterial Aquaporin Z, block copolymers and membrane support structures. During his Industrial PhD, he also spend a three-month secondment at the University of Twente, where he focussed on novel interfacial polymerization components for biomimetic membranes. After half a year as an membrane developer at Aquaporin A/S, he returned to academia in Prof. Kumar’s group at Penn State University. His current postdoc is on artificial bioinspired membranes based on imidazole-quartets in block copolymers.