Patrick Hage

PhD student

Nationality: Dutch
Undergraduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Graduate Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Phone: +31 40 247 5414
Office: CE 1.44


In my master project I worked on the synthesis and characterization of dual-responsive core-shell particles. The core of these particles was obtained by dispersion polymerization. Further on, to obtain a temperature responsive behavior, ARGET-ATRP (Activators Regenerated by Electron Transfer - Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization) was used in the attempt to graft a PNIPAM shell from the surface of the functionalized polystyrene particles. After finishing my master project I started my internship at BYK (ALTANA) in Wesel, Germany. During this period of time I studied the effects of heterogeneous catalysts on the hydrosilylation reaction in the production of polymer additives. This research showed promising results in considering a heterogeneous catalyst for the production of certain additives instead of the homogeneous catalyst used nowadays. In December 2017, I started as a PhD-student under the supervision of Dr. Ilja Voets at the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS), Eindhoven University of Technology.

Research interests:
The main topic of my research is the synthesis of new types of supramolecular colloids. These can be core-shell particles, microgels or multivalent patchy microparticles which are functionalized to have a light-switchable controlled assembly. By making use of patchy particles more complex architectures can be created upon assembly of the colloids.