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Prof. Dr. Christof Brändli

Prof. Dr. Christof Brändli

Prof. Dr. Christof Brändli

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsbereich Klebstoffe und Polymere Materialien
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 65 86

Personal profile

Management role

dep. Director of Institute, Institute of Materials and Process Engineering

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Lecturer, Head Laboratory of Adhesives and Polymer Materials

Expertise and research interests

Adhesive formulation, polymer synthesis, polymer functionalisation, polymer processing, rheology, thermo-mechanical analysis, surface charachterisation

Educational background

Study of chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland
PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Berne, Switzerland

Professional milestones

1996 – 1999 PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Berne, CH
2000 - 2001 Postdoc, Material Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
2001 - 2005 R&D Leader, Chemspeed Technologies, Augst/BL, CH
2005 - 2007 Product Manager, Process Analytics, Mettler Toledo, Urdorf/ZH, CH
2007 - 2012 R&D Leader, Structural Adhesives, Dow Automotive, Horgen/ZH, CH
seit 2012 Senior Lecturer, Head Laboratory of Adhesives and Polymer Materials, ZHAW

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

A. Lutz, C. Brändli, „Neue crashstabile Strukturklebstoffe: Optimal haftend, temperaturstabil und länger lagerfähig“, Adhäsion Kleben & Dichten, ADH Ausgabe Nr.: 2010-03.

C. Brändli, „abc Technologies 2004“, Chimia, 2004, 58, 163-165.

R. Hoogenboom, M.W.M. Fijten, C. Brändli, J. Schröer, U.S. Schubert, “Automated Parallel Temperature Optimization and Determination of Activation Energy for the Living Cationic Polymerization of 2-Ethyl-2-oxazoline, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2003, 24, 98-103.

C. Brändli, P. Maiwald, J. Schröer, „Automate Equipment for High-Throughput Experimentation, Chimia 2003, 57, 284-289.

C. Brändli, „Kombinatorische Materialwissenschaft“, Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2002, 81.

S. Schmatloch, C. Brändli, H.-H. Nguyen-Ngoc, U.S. Schubert, „Combinatorial Material Research: A Supramolecular Approach to Novel Polymers”, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering 2002, 87, 237-238

S.-H. Baeck, T.F. Jaramillo, C. Brändli, E.W. McFarland, „Combinatorial Electrochemical Synthesis and Characterization of Tungsten-based Mixed Metal Oxides”, J. Combinatorial Chemistry 2002, 4 (6), 563-568

C. Brändli, J. Schröer, „Vielseitigkeit von Syntheseautomaten“, CHEManager 2001, 16, 22-24.

C. Brändli, J. Schröer, Application of Automation in Material Science“, G.I.T. Laboratory Journal 2001, 6, 270-273.

E.W. McFarland, C. Brändli, „Combinatorial Synthesis and Screening of Inorganic Materials”, The Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, Elsevier B.V. 2001, 4101-4105.

C. Brändli, T.F. Jaramillo, A. Ivanovskaya, E.W. McFarland, „ Automated Synthesis and Characterization of Diverse Libraries of Macroporous Alumina”, Electrochimica Acta 2001, 47 (4), 553-557.

E.W. McFarland, S.H. Baeck, C. Brändli, A. Ivanovskaya, T.F. Jaramillo, „Combinatorial Methods for Discovery of New Photocatalytic Materials for Hydrogen Synthesis, Proc. Can. Hydrog. Conf. 11th, Victoria BC, 2001.

C. Brändli, T. R. Ward, "Cobalt-Catalyzed Solution Phase Combinatorial Synthesis of Pyridines", J. Comb. Chem., 2000, 2, 42-47.

C. Brändli, Zwei Aspekte der Übergangsmetallkatalyse: Kombinatorische Chemie und Elektronische Effekte“, Dissertation, Universität Bern, 1999.

C. Brändli, T. R. Ward, "Libraries via Metathesis of Internal Olefins", Helv. Chim. Acta, 1998, 81, 1616-1621.

M. Nonella, C. Brändli, “Density Functional Investigation of Methoxy-Substituted p-Benzoquinones: Conformational Analysis and Harmonic Force Fields of 2-Methoxy- and 2,3-Dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinone” J. Phys. Chem. 1996, 100, 14549-14559.

C. Brändli, „Dichtefunktional-Berechnung von p-Benzoquinone: 2,3-Dimethoxybenzochinon“, Diplomarbeit, Universität Zürich, 1995.