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ROALD HERCKENS

Roald Herckens obtained his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Hasselt University, with a Bachelor thesis project in the group of Prof. W. Maes on the synthesis of TzTz (thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole) derivatives for printable electronics. For his Master studies in Chemistry, he went to Ghent University, where he did a Master thesis in the group of Prof. Filip Du Prez on amphiphilic coplomers via copper-mediated polymerization and thiolactone chemistry. Afterwards, he returned to Hasselt University in the fall of 2015 to start a PhD in Chemistry in the HyMaD research group led by Dirk Vanderzande. He currently works on the synthesis of functional organic cations for layered hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.