Hess, Samuel


ETH Zürich

Professur für Katalyse 

HCI  E 115 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Membrane development, MOF-polymer composites, gas separation, water filtration

Year Position
2013 - current PhD student at the Functional Materials Lab, ETH Zürich
2011 - 2013

MSc studies in Biotechnology at ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Master thesis at ETH Zürich: Gene Targeting via Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases in Drosophila Melanogaster


Research project at University of Berkeley, USA: AAV Mediated Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nuclease (TALEN) Delivery into Human Stem Cells and Development of a "Minimal" TALEN Test Assay
2008 - 2011 BSc studies in Biotechnology at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Efficient Recycling of Poly(lactic acid) Nanoparticle Templates for the Synthesis of Hollow Silica Spheres
Elia M. Schneider, Shuto Taniguchi, Yuma Kobayashi, Samuel C. Hess, Ratna Balgis, Takashi Ogi, Kikuo Okuyama and Wendelin J. Stark
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5 (6): 4941-4947, S.l.: American Chemical Society, 2017.
Response of human dental pulp cells to a silver-containing PLGA/TCP-nanofabric as a potential antibacterial regenerative pulp-capping material
Barbara Cvikl, Samuel C. Hess, Richard J. Miron, Hermann Agis, Dieter Bosshardt, Thomas Attin, Patrick R. Schmidlin and Adrian Lussi
BMC Oral Health, 17 (1): 57, London: BioMed Central, 2017.
Direct synthesis of carbon quantum dots in aqueous polymer solution: one-pot reaction and preparation of transparent UV-blocking films
Samuel C. Hess, Fitri A. Permatasari, Hiromitsu Fukazawa, Elia M. Schneider, Ratna Balgis, Takashi Ogi, Kikuo Okuyama and Wendelin J. Stark
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 (10): 5187-5194, Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017.
A Bioinspired Ultraporous Nanofiber-Hydrogel Mimic of the Cartilage Extracellular Matrix
Florian A. Formica, Ece Öztürk, Samuel C. Hess, Wendelin J. Stark, Katharina Maniura-Weber, Markus Rottmar and Marcy Zenobi-Wong
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 5 (24): 3129-3138, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2016.
MOF Channels within Porous Polymer Film: Flexible, Self-Supporting ZIF-8 Poly(ether sulfone) Composite Membrane
Samuel C. Hess, Robert N. Grass and Wendelin J. Stark
Chemistry of Materials, 28 (21): 7638-7644, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2016.
Hollow Silica as an Optically Transparent and Thermally Insulating Polymer Additive
Lusi Ernawati, Takashi Ogi, Ratna Balgis, Kikuo Okuyama, Mario Stucki, Samuel C. Hess and Wendelin J. Stark
Langmuir, 32 (1): 338-345, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2016.
Tissue mechanics of piled critical size biomimetic and biominerizable nanocomposites: Formation of bioreactor-induced stem cell gradients under perfusion and compression
Walter Baumgartner, Manfred Welti, Nora Hild, Samuel C. Hess, Wendelin J. Stark, Gabriella Meier Bürgisser, Pietro Giovanoli and Johanna Buschmann
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 47: 124-134, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015.
Template-Particle Stabilized Bicontinuous Emulsion Yielding Controlled Assembly of Hierarchical High-Flux Filtration Membranes
Samuel C. Hess, A. Xavier Kohll, Renzo A. Raso, Christoph M. Schumacher, Robert N. Grass and Wendelin J. Stark
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7 (1): 611-617, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2015.
Magnetic superbasic proton sponges are readily removed and permit direct product isolation
Elia M. Schneider, Renzo A. Raso, Corinne J. Hofer, Martin Zeltner, Robert D. Stettler, Samuel C. Hess, Robert N. Grass and Wendelin J. Stark
The journal of organic chemistry (JOC), 79 (22): 10908-10915, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2014.
Roll-to-Roll Preparation of Mesoporous Membranes by Nanoparticle Template Removal
Christoph R. Kellenberger, Samuel C. Hess, Christoph M. Schumacher, Michael Loepfe, Jeremy E. Nussbaumer, Robert N. Grass and Wendelin J. Stark
Industrial & engineering chemistry research, 53 (22): 9214-9220, Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society, 2014.
An efficient strategy for TALEN-mediated genome engineering in Drosophila
Tomonori Katsuyama, Arslan Akmammedov, Makiko Seimiya, Samuel C. Hess, Cem Sievers and Renato Paro
Nucleic acids research, 41 (17): e163, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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