Katharina Ehrmann

Univ.Ass.in Dr.in techn., MSc

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Teamlead Additive Manufacturing

New dimensions for photopolymers

  • Diverse materials from bulk photopolymerization
  • Photopolymerization at high temperatures
  • Non-radical photopolymerization techniques
  • Orthogonal photoinitiation strategies
  • Light-based 3D printing


Dr Katharina Ehrmann leads the team for Additive Manufacturing at the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry at TU Wien. Her team works on broadening the processing window of and rethinking the chemistry behind light-based additive manufacturing of photopolymers to obtain not only structurally but also functionally complex components. Katharina is particularly interested in new non-radical photopolymerization mechanisms to broaden the accessible materials range for stereolithographic/DLP printing and in pushing the frontiers of orthogonal photoreactivity to achieve multi-property printing from one photosensitive resin. She studied Chemistry at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the University of Edinburgh (UK). During her PhD at TU Wien (Austria) Katharina developed self-reinforcing thermoplastic polyurethanes for tissue engineering applications in close collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). She then became a postdoctoral research fellow at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia), where she worked on wavelength-resolved photopolymer-network formation. She has remained a visiting research fellow at QUT to this day. Katharina also is a member of TU Wien’s female chemists network FemChem, for which she helped build up the continuous education programme, and of and the International Younger Chemists Network (IUPAC-affiliated), where she served as Treasurer (2021-2023). Due to her personal journey into a research career in STEM, sparking kids’ enthusiasm for the natural sciences from a young age on is close to her heart. She has therefore volunteered for a number of outreach programmes such as the Austrian Young Physicists’ Torunament, TEDxTUWien, Vienna Kids University, and TU Wien Kids Participation Lab (Mitmachlabor). Katharina has received several prestigious prizes and fellowships such as the Dr Maria Schaumayer Dissertation Prize, the ViCEM Dissertation Prize, the Christiana Hoerbiger Prize for young researcher mobility, and the CAS Future Leaders fellowship.


List of publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0161-0527


LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katharina-ehrmann-b6b59812b

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Chemical Technology of organic materials for process engineers (SS)
Special Snthetic Polymer Chemistry (WS)

Journal Club – Recent Trends in Macromolecular Chemistry I & II
Seminar for bachelor thesis

Laboratory courses:
Teaching labs: Polymer Technology (SS); Advanced Laboratory Course in Synthetic Chemistry (WS)
Research-led lab internships: Bachelor Thesis; Applied Macromolecular Chemistry; Chemical Technology of Organic Materials
Outreach lab: Kids participation lab

Thesis co-supervision: Dipl.-Ing. (equivalent to Master’s), Dissertation