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, USA, 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”. In June 2018, Michael was awarded a Christiana Hörbiger Fellowship, which financially supported his 3-month research stay (Oct-Dec 2018) at Tokyo Institute of Technology with Prof. Shinji Ando.

contact: michael.taublaender@tuwien.ac.at

ORCID: 0000-0003-4777-7223

ResearcherID: N-1315-2017


polyimides, composites, vat dyes, hydrothermal polymerization, hydrothermal crystallization, high-performance polymers


4) M. J. Taublaender, M. Reiter and M. M. Unterlass*: ”Highly Crystalline, Nanostructured Polyimide Microparticles via Green and Tunable Solvothermal PolymerizationMacromolecules 2019, doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00985

3) M. Rimmele, K. Ableidinger, A. V. Marsh, N. J. Cheetham, M. J. Taublaender, A. Buchner, J. Prinz, J. Fröhlich, M. M. Unterlass, M. Heeney and F. Glöcklhofer*: “Thioalkyl- and Sulfone-Substituted Poly(p-Phenylene Vinylene)s“, Polym. Chem. 2019, accepted. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8PY01717D

2b) M. J. Taublaender, F. Glöcklhofer, M. Marchetti-Deschmann and M. M. Unterlass*: “Green and Rapid Hydrothermal Crystallization and Synthesis of Fully Conjugated Aromatic Compounds”  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201801277

2aM. J. Taublaender, F. Glöcklhofer, M. Marchetti-Deschmann and M. M. Unterlass*: “Grüne und rasche hydrothermale Kristallisation und Synthese vollständig konjugierter aromatischer Verbindungen”  Angew. Chem. 2018, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201801277

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


3) M. J. Taublaender, and M. M. Unterlass “Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polyimiden“, Priority: AT A 101/2019, submitted on March 15th 2019.

2) M. J. Taublaender, S. Thiele and M. M. Unterlass “Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polybenzimidazolen“, Priority: AT A 373/2017, Submitted on September 20th 2017. Filing: September 5th 2018; Publication: WO2019057497A1, on: March 28th 2019.

1) M. J. Taublaender, S. Thiele and M. M. Unterlass “Verfahren zur Herstellung von Polybenzimidazolen“, Priority: AT A 374/2017, Submitted on September 20th 2017. Filing: September 5th 2018; Publication: WO2019057498A1, on: March 28th 2019.


2) M. J. Taublaender, D. Gombotz and M. M. Unterlass, “Highly Crystalline Polyimid Particles”, Pioneers Festival 2018, May 24th-25th 2018, Vienna, Austria.

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


14) TALK: “Organic High-Performance Materials via Hydrothermal Synthesis”, M. J. Taublaender, and M. M. Unterlass, Vienna Young Scientist Symposium (VSS) 2017, June 13th-14th 2019, Vienna, Austria.

13) TALK: “Bringing Hydrothermal Polymerization to Broader Applicability”, M. J. Taublaender, J. G. Essmeister, T. Konegger, S. Ando, and M. M. Unterlass, STEPI11, June 1st-5th 2019, Montpellier, France.

12) [POSTER PRIZE] POSTER: “Additive- and Co-Solvent-Assisted Hydrothermal Polymerization of Polyimides”, M. J. Taublaender and M. M. Unterlass, International Polymer Conference Hiroshima 2018, December 4th-7th 2018, Hiroshima, Japan.

11) [BEST PRESENTER AWARD] POSTER: “Hydrothermal Polymerization – A New Strategy for High-Performance Polymers”, M. J. Taublaender and M. M. Unterlass, Japan Polyimide Conference 2018, October 13th 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

10) TALK + 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) TALK: “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) FLASH TALK + 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 AWARD] FLASH TALK + POSTER: “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.

1) FLASH TALK + POSTER: “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.


6) Förderungsstipendium 2019

5) Lions Prize 2019

4) Poster Prize at the International Polymer Conference Hiroshima 2018, Japan

3) Best Presenter Award at the Japan Polyimide Conference 2018, Tokyo, Japan

2) Christiana Hörbiger Fellowship 2018

1) Best Presenter Award at the VSS 2017, Vienna, Austria