Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Postgraduate



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ACEX 117ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Marc Schaepertoens joined the Livingston Group as a PhD student in October 2012 with a primary focus on the iterative synthesis of monodisperse polymers. Marc is interested in applying the potentially very scalable, mild and green toolset of organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) to the key separation challenges posed by iterative synthesis.

On a process level, Marc looks at the behaviour of cascades to better the single stage separation performance of the membranes by utilising multi stage configurations. His preferred environment is MATLAB.



Schaepertoens M, Didaskalou C, Kim JF, et al., 2016, Solvent recycle with imperfect membranes: A semi-continuous workaround for diafiltration, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol:514, ISSN:0376-7388, Pages:646-658

Szekely G, Schaepertoens M, Gaffney PRJ, et al., 2014, Beyond PEG2000: Synthesis and Functionalisation of Monodisperse PEGylated Homostars and Clickable Bivalent Polyethyleneglycols, Chemistry-a European Journal, Vol:20, ISSN:0947-6539, Pages:10038-10051

Szekely G, Schaepertoens M, Gaffney PRJ, et al., 2014, Iterative synthesis of monodisperse PEG homostars and linear heterobifunctional PEG, Polymer Chemistry, Vol:5, ISSN:1759-9954, Pages:694-697

Kim JF, Szekely G, Schaepertoens M, et al., 2014, In Situ Solvent Recovery by Organic Solvent Nanofiltration, Acs Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Vol:2, ISSN:2168-0485, Pages:2371-2379

Khoo JY, Shah UV, Schaepertoens M, et al., 2013, Process-induced phase transformation of carbamazepine dihydrate to its polymorphic anhydrates, Powder Technology, Vol:236, ISSN:0032-5910, Pages:114-121

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