In our research we strive to achieve synthetic control over functional nanostructures and to investigate their physical properties and their application as materials for energy conversion and storage. We try to accomplish this by means of manifold synthetic approaches ranging from wet chemistry to chemical and physical deposition. To deepen our understanding of the working principles of materials and devices we employ a diverse line-up of analytical techniques to study important characteristics such as morphology, electrochemical and optoelectronic properties and structure-function relations.

The structure of our research is mainly divided in four different subgroups: Covalent-Organic and Metal-Organic Frameworks, Nanomorphologies, Photovoltaics and Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Biomedical Application.


  • Fast electrochromism in covalent organic frameworks: highly promising coatings for smart glass

Research topics in the group

Covalent Organic and Metal-Organic Frameworks
Inorganic-Organic Photovoltaics and Photonics
Nano-Morphologies for Energy Applications
Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery

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