Thieo E. Hogen_Esch did his MSc. in Polymer Chemistry, at University of Leiden, Netherlands, in 1961. He is holding his PhD. (Cum Laude) in Physical Organic Chemistry, from University of Leiden, Netherlands, completed in the year 1967. Currently he is working as a Professor in the department of Organic and Polymer Chemistry at University of Southern California.
Thieo E. Hogen-Esch(Research Area)
The Hogen-Esch group is focused on the synthesis of polymers using advanced methods in all areas of polymer synthesis aimed at the fabrication of new materials with potential in energy and other materials science fields. Applications include: fuel cell and ultrafiltration/reverse osmosis membranes and polymers reinforced with perfluorocarbon clusters. Current areas of interest include:
A. Non-thermodynamic self-assembled polymer blends with hydrophilic Nano-sized channels.
B. Synthesis of blends polymers end-functionalized with perfluorocarbon (RF) groups for reverse osmosis and other applications.
Vakhtang Barbakadze has completed his Ph.D and D.Sci. at the ages of 33 and 54 years from Zelinsky Instiute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia and Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Tbilisi, Georgia, respectively. 2006 up to date he is the head of laboratory of plant biopolymers at the Tbilisi State Medical University Institute of Pharmacochemistry. 1996 and 2002 he has been a visiting scientist at Utrecht University (faculty of pharmacy), The Netherlands, by University Scholarship and The Netherlands organization for scientific research (NWO) Scholarship Scientific Program, respectively. He has published more than 86 papers in reputed journals.