Center for Nanosystems Chemistry

CNC Lectures

26.01.2024 CNC Lecture

Prof. Wesley Chalifoux (University of Alberta, Canada)
"Multialkyne annulations: Synthesis of achiral and chiral nanographenes" - 26.01.2024

04.10.2023 CNC Lecture

Prof. Suhrit Ghosh (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India)
"Stimuli-responsive Polymeric Nanostructures for Biological Applications" - 04.10.2023

25.04.2023 CNC Lecture

Prof. Klaus Meerholz (University of Cologne)
"Template-Designed Organic Electronics" - 25.04.2023

22.03.2023 CNC Lecture

Prof. Sebastian C. Peter (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research)
"Carbon and Water Recycling for Sustainable Energy: A Journey from Fundamental Chemistry to Green Technologies" - 22.03.2023

22.11.2022 CNC Lecture

Prof. Reji Varghese (IISER Thiruvananthapuram, India)
“Self-assembly of DNA-amphiphiles: DNA-decorated and surface addressable soft nanostructure” - 22.11.2022

13.04.2021 CNC Online Lecture

Prof. Wesley Chalifoux (University of Nevada, USA)
Alkyne benzannulations as a linchpin strategy to access achiral and chiral nanographenes

26.11 & 27.11.2019 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Prof. Mitsuhiko Shionoya (University of Tokyo, Japan)'
“Complexity in Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly: Molecular Design and Serendipity”
- 26.11.2019
Metallo-DNAs and applications to strand exchange and DNAzymes" - 27.11.2019

04.10.2019 CNC Lecture

Prof. Soo Young Park (Seoul National University, South Korea)
"Fluorescence Photoswitching: Manipulating Energy Transfer Processes in Molecular Materials Systems"

13.06.2019 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Prof. Dr. Antoni Llobet (Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona; Institute for Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain)
Hybrid Molecular Materials for the Generation of Solar Fuels”

06.06.2019 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2019

Prof. Dr. Makoto Fujita (University of Tokyo):
“Coordination Self-Assembly: From the Origins to the Latest Advances"

28.05.2019 Cram-Lehn-Pedersen-Lecture of the Royal Society of Chemistry

 Prof. Xiaopeng Li (University of South Florida, USA)
"Pushing the Limits of Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly: Construction of Giant 2D and 3D Supramolecular Architectures" 

26.02.2019 CNC/GRK Lecture

Prof. Dr. Vivian Yam (The University of Hong Kong):
„Versatile Chromophores and Excited States – From Fundamentals to
Molecular Materials for Optoelectronic, Memory and Chemosensory Functions

28.01.2019 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor (University of Basel, Switzerland):
“From Functional Molecules to Structural Beauties”

08.11.2018 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Prof. Ivan Aprahamian (Darthmouth College, Hanover, USA):
“Hydrazone-Based Switches and Functional Materials“

07.11.2018 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Prof. Tomás Torres Cebada (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spanien):
“Subphthalocyanines and Related Compounds: Singular Aromatic non-planar Molecules”.

22.10.2018 OC/CNC Lecture

Dr. Kazunori Sugiyasu (National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)):
"Supramolecular Chemistry Designed Based on Polymer Chemistry and Vice Versa"

07.06.2018 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2018

Prof. Dr. Cynthia Burrows (University of Utah):
“Physical Organic Chemistry of the Genome”

12.04.2018 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Professor Klaus Meerholz, (University of Cologne):
"Crosslinkable Semiconductors - from the idea to applications"

17.11.2017 CNC Bayreuth-Würzburg Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Birte Höcker (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
“Design of Protein Folds and Functions"

14.11.2017 CNC Bayreuth-Würzburg Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Senker, (Universität Bayreuth, Germany):
"Structure, Disorder and Function in Hybrid Materials"

09.11.2017 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Professor Paolo Samori, (Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, France):
"The power of light: from fast photodetectors to photoswitchable transistors
based flexible multilevel memories"

19.10.2017 CNC/GDCh Lecture

Professor Ivan Huc (LMU München, Germany):
"Aromatic foldamer-based protein mimicry and recognition"

28.09.2017 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Michael Haley (University of Oregon, USA):
"Indenofluorenes and Ring-Expanded Analogues: From Quinoidal Electron-Accepting Materials to Stable Organic Biradicals"

01.06.2017 CNC Lecture

Prof. Masahiro Murakami (Kyoto University, Japan):
"Photon-Assisted Organic Synthesis"

27.04.2017 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2017

Prof. Dr. Eichii Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan):
„Chemistry: A Bridge between Molecular World and Real World“

02.02.2017 CNC Lecture

Prof. Mir Wais Hosseini (University of Strasbourg, France):
"Perspectives in molecular tectonics: from crystalline molecular networks to networks of crystals"

16.01.2017 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Silke Christiansen (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and Max-Planck-Institut fuer die Physik des Lichts, Erlangen, Germany):
"3D-Nanoarchitectures for energy conversion and biomedical research"

12.01.2017 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Sven Rau (Universität Ulm, Germany):
"Artificial Photosynthesis Modelled after Nature"

17.11.2016 CNC Lecture

Prof. Mahesh Hariharan (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Thiruvanathapuram, Indien):
"Strategies to Reduce the Rate of Charge Recombination"

07.10.2016 Scientific Symposium during the opening ceremony of the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany):
"Energy Conversion with Nanocrystals: When Photogenerated Carriers do Right or Wrong"



Prof. Dr. E. W. "Bert" Meijer (Technische Universität Eindhoven, Niederlande):
"Mastering Complexity: Funtional Supramolecualr Materials and Systems"



12.05.2016 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2016

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Erker (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany):
"Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Metal-Free Dihydrogen Activation and More"

04.02.2016 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany):
"Light Induced Charge Carriers in Covalent Organic Frameworks"

10.12.2015 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Harald Schwalbe (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Germany):
"NMR-based Investigation of RNA Regulation"

29.10.2015 CNC Lecture

Prof. Ian Manners (University of Bristol, UK):
"Living" Crystallization Driven Self-Assembly: A Versatile, Seeded Growth Approach to Supramolecular Materials"

21.05.2015 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2015

Prof. Dr. Ben L. Feringa (University of Groningen, NL):
"Dynamic Molecular Systems, from Molecuar Switches to Motors"

04.12.2014 CNC "Science meets Business" Lecture

Dr. Martin Vollmer (Clariant International Ltd.):
"Forschung in der Spezialitätenchemie - Was ist daran so spannend?"

06.11.2014 CNC Lecture

Prof. Timothy M. Swager (Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Molecular Electronics for Chemical Sensors"

26.05.2014 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2014

Prof. Alois Fürstner (MPI für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim):
"Catalysis for Total Synthesis"


15.05.2014 CNC Lecture

Prof. Virgil Percec (University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry, USA):
"Why Are Biological Systems Homochiral?"

18.11.2013 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller (University of Rostock, Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, Rostock):
"Catalysis: New Opportunities for Energy Technologies"

07.11.2013 CNC Lecture

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lubitz (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr):
"Light-Induced Water Splitting andy Hydrogen Production in Nature: Basis for the Design of Bioinspired Molecular Catalysts"

26.09.2013 CNC Lecture

Prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo, Japan):
"Molecular Design of Functional Soft Materials"


19.09.2013 CNC Lecture

Prof. Myongsoo Lee (Seoul National University, Korea):
"Switchable Supramolecular Assembly of Aromatic Block Molecules in Aqueous Solution"



18.07.2013 CNC Lecture (within the framework of the research cooperation of SolTech)

Prof. Dongho Kim (Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea):
"The Role of Electronic Coupling in Modulating the Photophysical Properties of Molecular Assemblies"




06.05.2013 Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2013

Prof. Peter Stang (University of Utah, USA):
"Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination"

24.01.2013 CNC Lecture

Prof. Nazario Martin (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain):
"Supramolecular Chemistry of Carbon Nanostructures: Concave-convex interactions"




15.10.2012 CNC Lecture

Prof. Michael R. Wasielewski (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA):
"Solar Fuels to Address Global Energy Needs"





07.05.2012 Siegfried Hünig Lecture 2012

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg):
"Perspectives in Chemistry: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry"