Pablo Froimowicz is the Head of the Design and Chemistry of Macromolecules Group at the Institute of Technology in Polymers and Nanotechnology (ITPN), UBA-CONICET, School of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His original background is on Organic Chemistry, although he quickly developed big interests in the area of Polymer Science where he was, in time, awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences by the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering by the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, under supervision of Profs. Miriam Strumia, Alessandro Gandini, and Naceur Belgacem. He then moved to Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, directed by Prof. Mitchell A. Winnik, working on synthesis of specifically designed monomer and polymer as well as in micellization processes. Next, and interested in polymeric nanoparticles, he joined Prof. Katharina Landfester’s research group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, in Mainz, Germany. There he had also the opportunity to combine disciplines and work on the design and synthesis of responsive materials and nanomateriales toward different applications. He then spent a sabbatical at the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France, where his interest in revalorization of natural renewable materials and sustainability was renewed. Prof. Froimowicz has been and is editor of different journals in the areas of general chemistry, organic chemistry, responsive materials, and polymer science. Since 2015 he is a regular Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), working with Prof. Hatsuo Ishida. Currently, his research interests are in exploring novel concepts at the molecular level to then apply them in the design, synthesis, and application of molecularly designed additives, polymers, and materials.

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