Tai-Lam Nghiem

NETZ Room 4.09
+49 203 / 379-8287
2014 | Master Thesis RWTH Aachen University
Chemistry, Master of Science “Diastereomerically pure Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) acetates and carbonates from allenic α- and γ-MBH alcohols
2012 | Bachelor Thesis - RWTH Aachen University
Chemistry, Bachelor of Science “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass: Synthesis of iodophenols for selective cross-coupling reactions

01-02/2019 | Research stay in the Stenzel Research Group (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) funded by a travel grant (Explore Materials Chain Programm)
04-09/2017 | Ruhr-Campus Academy GmbH, Essen
SAP training as Application Associate
2015-2016 | Hutchinson GmbH, Aachen
Quality assurance/control in the production department
Coordinate testing efforts to ensure delivery of quality products
Report all deviations and maintain QA records


PhD TopicDevelopment of amphiphilic block copolymer systems for applications in aqueous systems

Diblock copolymer and triblock terpolymers are synthesized via controlled radical polymerization methods, which are suitable candidates for the fabrication of particles in the nanosize regime. Through proper design of block lengths and modification of tailor-made group functionalities, these systems are suitable for the hierarchical self-assembly into water-based (multicompartment) nanostructures.

11/2016 | CENIDE Jubilee, Poster Presentation, Essen

11/2018 | 2nd Materials Chain International Conference Bochum, Germany
02/2018 | Macromolecular Colloquium Freiburg, Germany
10/2017 | 4th Ruhr Symposium Duisburg, Germany
02/2017 | Macromolecular Colloquium Freiburg, Germany


1) Andrea Steinhaus, Ramzi Chakroun, Markus Müllner, Tai-Lam Nghiem, Marcus Hildebrandt, André H. Gröschel*, Confinement assembly of triblock terpolymers for the synthesis of Janus nanorings, ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 6269-6278.
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b09546
2) Tai-Lam Nghiem, Andrea Steinhaus, Ramzi Chakroun, Stefanie Tjaberings, Xiaolian Qiang, Chen Chen, Alexander Tjaberings, Giada Quintieri, and André H. Gröschel, Self-Assembly of Soft Nanoparticles (Book Chapter), 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.10449-7
3) T.-L. Nghiem, T. I. Löbling and A. H. Gröschel*, Supracolloidal chains of patchy micelles in water, , Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 1583-1592.
3) T.-L. Nghiem, and P.Selig*, Diastereomerically pure Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) acetates and carbonates from allenic α- and γ-MBH alcohols, , Synlett 2016, 26, 907-910.

Supervision of Students
2019 | Deniz Coban, Master Thesis
2018 | Hans Weber, Advanced lab course
2018 | Suna Azdhari, Advanced lab course
2018 | Alexander Eiland, Master Thesis
2018 | Michelle Moelenkamp, Bachelor Thesis
2017 | Irina Vakhina, Bachelor Thesis
2017 | Ramzi Chakroun, Master Thesis
2016 | Ramzi Chakroun, Advanced lab course
2016 | Sebastian Ide, Bachelor Thesis

Supervision of Lab Courses
04-06/2017 | Univeristy of Duisburg-Essen
Supervision of the academic lab course „Physikalische Chemie B.SC. Water Science“