Prof. Dr. Daniel Klinger

Education and Employment History




Freie Universität Berlin                                                                                                                                     Berlin,Germany


Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor)                                                                                                                                          02/2016 – now
Institut of Pharmacy, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy


·   Research focus: Development of new functional polymeric building blocks, Stimuli-responsive nanoparticles and nanogels for loading and release applications, Hierarchically controlled nanoparticles: phase separation of block copolymers in nanoparticles, patterned surfaces and coatings




University of California santa barbara                                                                                      Santa Barbara, CA, USA


Project Scientist                                                                                                                                                                             12/2014 – 01/2016
Materials Research Laboratory, Group of Prof. Craig J. Hawker,


·   Research focus: Controlling the phase separation of block copolymers in nanoparticles, new thermoset materials for enhanced heat transport, layered hybrid materials for one-dimensional photonic crystals, polymeric nano carriers for the delivery of antibiotics


Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                                                                                                       02/2012 – 11/2014
Advisor: Prof. Craig J. Hawker, Materials Research Laboratory


·   Research focus: Controlling the phase separation of block copolymers in nanoparticles, polymeric nanotubes from self-folding hydrogel bilayers, functional polyethers for stimuli-responsive nano-materials




Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research                                                                                          Mainz, Germany


Doctoral Degree, Dr. rer. nat.                                                                                                                                                          08/2008 – 12/2011
Advisor: Prof. Katharina Landfester, Physical Chemistry of Polymers Department


·   Awarded summa cum laude


·   Dissertation: ‘Light-Sensitive Polymeric Nanoparticles Based on Photo-Cleavable Chromophores’,

published in the book series ‘Springer Theses - Recognizing Outstanding PhD Research’


·   Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)





JOhannes gutenberg University Mainz                                                                                                      Mainz, Germany



Diploma in Chemistry                                                                                                                                                                    04/2002 – 01/2008

Advisor: Prof. Patrick Théato, Institute of Organic Chemistry


·    Diploma thesis ‘Synthesis and Characterization of novel photo-switchable amphiphilic blockcopolymers’,



·   Focus on macromolecular chemistry (Wahlpflichtfach)


·   Visiting Student at Seoul National University, Republic of South Korea with Prof. Ji-Young Chang (1 semester 08/2005 – 03/2006)


Research Scientist                                                                                                                                                                           05/2008 – 08/2008

Advisor: Prof. Patrick Théato


·   ‘Investigations on the phase separation of photo-switchable amphiphilic block copolymers in thin films and solution’




Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GMBH & co. KG                                                                                    Ingelheim, Germany



Assistant Worker                                                                                                                                                        intermittently 08/2002 – 10/2004


·   Analytics of pharmaceutical products for quality control, introduction into ‘Good Manufacturing Practice’ (GMP)