Curriculum vitae

Hello there,
Hello there,

I'm Mark Hardmeier, material scientist based in London. My interests are in Nanoparticle synthesis and characterisation for biological applications. I love to combine different fields of science to analyse and solve problems.

  • Age 31
  • Residence London
  • Position PhD Candidate
  • University University College London
Research experience
2019 -
PhD - Chemistry

Development of a modular one dimensional nano drug for the diagnosis of early stage mucinous colorectal adenocarcinoma.

Davies Group

Sep. 2019 - Dec. 2019
Research internship

Development of a gold nanoparticle based lateral flow test for an easy, reliable and cheap diagnostic method for dengue infections.

2018-2019
Master Thesis

Development of mitochondrial targeting peptide-coated platinum nanoparticles.

Wennemers group

Preliminary work: 10.1002/anie.201813149

2018
Semester Project: Organic chemistry

Development of a new peptidic catalyst for ester amidation inspired by the native chemical ligation mechanism.

Wennemers group

2017
Semester project: Protein NMR

Investigation of the binding interactions of RNA binding motif protein and various DNA strands via NMR titration.

Allain group

2008
Cartilage regrowth

Research the artificial growth of collagen tissue for human implants.

Education
2019 -
PhD - Chemistry

PhD candidate at University college London focused on nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

2017-2019
Master of Science - Biological chemistry

Masters's Degree in Biological chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Mainly focusing on Nuclear magnetic resonance and Nanomaterials.

2013-2018
Bachelor of Science - Biology

Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Mainly focusing on chemical biology.

2012-2013
Passerelle course

Complementary exam for the aquisition of the national matura.

2008-2011
Apprenticeship and technical matura.

Apprenticeship as laboratory technician focused in food quality control of potato chips. Including practical work, vocational school and technical matura.

Research interests

  • Supramolecular chemistry
    90%
  • Nanomaterials
    90%
  • Biomedicine
    90%
  • Molecular binding
    90%
  • Bio-targetting
    90%
  • Drug delivery
    90%
  • Drug development
    90%
  • NMR
    90%

Languages Skills

  • English
    90%
  • Spanish
    80%
  • German
    90%
  • Swiss-german
    100%
  • French
    40%
  • Mandarin chinese
    5%
Teaching experience
2022-2023
Demonstrator - Undergraduate preparatory certificate (UPCSE)

Demonstrator in the chemistry practical laboratory for pre-undergraduates.

2022
Demonstrator - Synthesis and Characterization Techniques

Demonstrator in the organic chemistry practical laboratory for third year students. Instructing in synthesis and analysis.

2021
Demonstrator - Analysis & Quality control

Demonstrator in the pharmaceutical practical laboratory for master students. Instructing about IR and marking the student assignments.

2021
Demonstrator - Third year boot camp

Demonstrator in the inorganic third year boot camp, supervising students during practical work.

2016
Teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry II

Teaching assistant for organic chemistry II lecture directed for Biology, Pharmacy and Health science and technology students.

2015
Teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry I

Teaching assistant for organic chemistry I lecture directed for Biology, Pharmacy and Health science and technology students.

Testimonials

Publications

Chapter 1

Introduction

This chapter sets the scene for the volume. It considers briefly the major healthcare challenges facing mankind in the 21st century, and then surveys the families of inorganic materials that have been explored in research to overcome these.

Print publication date: 20 Dec 2021