17th November 2017

Michael Josef Taublaender

Michael holds a BSc and MSc in technical chemistry from TU Wien. After carrying out a research internship in organic chemistry with Dr. Florian Glöcklhofer, he performed his bachelor thesis in the field of macromolecular chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Christian Gorsche. Michael spent an exchange semester at the University of Florida in Gainesville and returned to TU Wien in February 2016. In July 2016, he started to work on his master thesis in our group focusing on non-classical polymerization techniques of high-performance polymers. Since March 2017, Michael is working on his PhD thesis in the framework of the FWF-CDG project “Polyimide Particle-Reinforced High-Performance Composites”.

contact: michael.taublaender@tuwien.ac.at

ORCID: 0000-0003-4777-7223

ResearcherID: N-1315-2017


1) M. J. Taublaender, M. Reiter and M. M. Unterlass* Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2017, doi:10.1002/macp.201700397 ”Exerting Additive-Assisted Morphological Control During Hydrothermal Polymerization”


1) M. J. Taublaender, S. Thiele and M. M. Unterlass “Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polybenzimidazolen“, AT A 373/2017, submitted on September 20th 2017.

2) M. J. Taublaender, S. Thiele and M. M. Unterlass “Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polybenzimidazolen“, AT A 374/2017, submitted on September 20th 2017.


1) M. J. Taublaender, D. Gombotz and M. M. Unterlass, “Neuartige Polyimid-Partikel”, Hannover-Messe 2018, April 23rd-27th 2018, Hannover, Germany.


10) [upcoming] POSTER: “Towards Materials Applications of Polyimides Generated by Hydrothermal Polymerization”, M. J. Taublaender and M. M. Unterlass, Bordeaux Polymer Conference 2018, May 28th-31st 2018, Bordeaux, France.

9) [upcoming] POSTER: “Komposite hochkristalliner Polyimide”, M. J. Taublaender and M. M. Unterlass, Polymere Isolierstoffe in der Elektrotechnik 2018, May 17th-18th 2018, Zittau, Germany.

8) TALK: “Expanding the Scope of Hydrothermal Polymerization”, M. J. Taublaender, T. Cavalli and M. M. Unterlass, 1st Vienna Polymer-Group Symposium 2018, Feb 27th 2018, Vienna, Austria.

7) POSTER: “Expanding the Scope of Hydrothermal Polymerization Towards Polybenzimidazoles”, M. J. Taublaender, S. Thiele and M. M. Unterlass, Makromolekulares Kolloquium 2018, February 21st-23rd 2018, Freiburg, Germany.

6) POSTER: “Green and Rapid Synthesis of Perinone”, M.J. Taublaender, R. M. Hassfurther and M. M. Unterlass, Austrian Chemistry Days 2017, September 25th-28th 2017, Salzburg, Austria.

5) TALK: “Polyimides with flexible side chains”, M. J. Taublaender, D. Glöcklhofer and M. M. Unterlass, FuNMat 2017, September 20th-22nd 2017, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

4) TALK: “Influence of solvent composition and additives on polyimide microparticle morphology”, M. J. Taublaender, M. Reiter and M. M. Unterlass, Danube Vltava Sava Polymer Meeting (DVSPM) 2017, September 5th-8th 2017, Vienna, Austria.

3) POSTER: “From Rigid-rod to Hairy rod polyimides”, M. Reiter, M.J. Taublaender, and M. M. Unterlass, Danube Vltava Sava Polymer Meeting (DVSPM) 2017, September 5th-8th 2017, Vienna, Austria.

2[BEST PRESENTER PRIZE] POSTER + FLASH TALK: “Solid-state Polymerization of Hairy Rod Polyimides”, M. J. Taublaender, D. V. Glöcklhofer and M. M. Unterlass, Vienna Young Scientist Symposium (VSS) 2017, June 1st-2nd 2017, Vienna, Austria.

1POSTER: “Towards Hydrothermal Polymerization of Poly(perinone)s: A Detailed Model Study”, M. J. Taublaender and M. M. Unterlass, Makromolekulares Kolloquium 2017, February 15th-17th 2017, Freiburg, Germany.


1”Best Presenter awardat the VSS 2017, Vienna, Austria