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Dr. Paul Eselem Bungu

Paul Bungu

Dr. Paul Eselem Bungu

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Phone: +49 (0) 3328 352-362

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Short Biography

Paul Eselem Bungu holds a postdoctoral research position as an analytical scientist in liquid chromatography. He received his PhD in Polymer Science in 2018, which followed a three-year postdoctoral position in polyolefin analysis at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, under the mentorship of Prof. Harald Pasch. He also holds a Masters and BSc. Hons degrees in Chemistry from the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is an expert in polymer analysis, with a research focus on method development in liquid chromatography coupled with multi-dimensional characterizations of biodegradable polymers for use in biomedical applications. His research excellence was recognized by Stellenbosch University in 2021 with the Vice-Rectors of Research exceptional achievers Post-doctorate award.

Selected Publications

  • Pasch, H.; Ndiripo, A.; Bungu, P. S. E. Multidimensional Analytical Protocols for the Fractionation and Analysis of Complex Polyolefins J. Polym. Sci. 2022, 60 (7), 1059–1078
    https://doi.org/10.1002/pol.20210236
  • Zentel, K. M.; Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Degenkolb, J.; Pasch, H.; Busch, M. Connecting the Complex Microstructure of LDPE to Its Rheology and Processing Properties via a Combined Fractionation and Modelling Approach RSC Adv. 2021, 11 (52), 33114–33123
    https://doi.org/10.1039/D1RA03749H
  • Zentel, K. M.; Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pasch, H.; Busch, M. Linking Molecular Structure to Plant Conditions: Advanced Analysis of a Systematic Set of Mini-Plant Scale Low Density Polyethylenes Polym. Chem. 2021, 12 (20), 3026–3041
    https://doi.org/10.1039/D1PY00089F
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Zentel, K.; Hintenlang, S.; Busch, M.; Pasch, H. Comprehensive Analysis of Polyethylene Graft Copolymers by Preparative Fractionation, Interaction Chromatography, and Thermal Analysis ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2 (12), 5864–5877
    https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.0c01094
  • Eselem Bungu, P.; Pflug, K.; Pasch, H. Selectivity of Thermal Analysis in the Branching Analysis of Low Density Polyethylene Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2020, 221 (12), 2000095
  • Alawode, A. O.; Eselem-Bungu, P. S.; Amiandamhen, S. O.; Meincken, M.; Tyhoda, L. Evaluation of Irvingia Kernels Extract as Biobased Wood Adhesive J. Wood Sci. 2020, 66 (1), 12
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pasch, H. Bivariate Molecular Structure Distribution of Randomly Branched Polyethylene by Orthogonal Preparative Fractionation Polym. Chem. 2019, 10 (19), 2484–2494
  • Alawode, A. O.; Bungu, P. S. E.; Amiandamhen, S. O.; Meincken, M.; Tyhoda, L. Properties and Characteristics of Novel Formaldehyde-Free Wood Adhesives Prepared from Irvingia Gabonensis and Irvingia Wombolu Seed Kernel Extracts Int. J. Adhes. Adhes. 2019, 95, 102423
  • Ndiripo, A.; Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pasch, H. Comprehensive Branching Analysis of Polyethylene by Combined Fractionation and Thermal Analysis: Comprehensive Branching Analysis of Polyethylene Polym. Int. 2019, 68 (2), 206–217
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pflug, K.; Busch, M.; Pasch, H. Comprehensive Analysis of Novel Grafted Polyethylenes Using Multidimensional Fractionation Methods Polym. Chem. 2018, 9 (40), 5051–5065
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pflug, K.; Pasch, H. Combination of Preparative and Two-Dimensional Chromatographic Fractionation with Thermal Analysis for the Branching Analysis of Polyethylene Polym. Chem. 2018, 9 (22), 3142–3157
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pasch, H. Branching and Molar Mass Analysis of Low Density Polyethylene Using the Multiple Preparative Fractionation Concept Polym. Chem. 2018, 9 (9), 1116–1131
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Pasch, H. Comprehensive Analysis of Branched Polyethylene: The Multiple Preparative Fractionation Concept Polym. Chem. 2017, 8 (31), 4565–4575
  • Schutte-Smith, M.; Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Steyl, G.; Roodt, A. Crystal Structure of 3,5,7-Tris(Morpholinomethyl)Tropolone·0.67 Hydrate, C 22 H 33 N 3 O 5 ·0.67H 2 O. Z. Für Krist. New Cryst. Struct. 2016, 231 (3), 999–1002
  • Eselem Bungu, P. S.; Schutte, M.; Steyl, G. Bis[4-(4-Bromophenylimino-κ N )Pent-2-En-2-Olato-κ O ]Copper(II). Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. Online 2012, 68 (11), m1373–m1373