Matthias Lehmann studied Chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. He obtained his PhD 1999 for his research on „Synthesis and Structure-Property-Relationships of Stilbenoide Dendrimers and Star Compounds“ supervised by Prof. Dr. H. Meier. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) with Prof. José Luis Serrano, during which several publications about metallomesogens have been produced, he worked in the lab of Prof. Dr. Yves Geerts between 2000-2003 at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) as a researcher. His studies focused on liquid crystalline, discotic acceptor mesogens and their application in plastic electronic materials, e.g. in light emmitting diods, field effect transistors and photovoltaic devices. Moreover he started his independent work on the topic of non-conventional liquid crystals and the control of the nanomorphology by the convenient molecular design based on the nanosegregation as driving force. From December 2003 until 2009 he was head of the Juniorprofessorship „Non-Classical Synthetic Methods“ and 2010 apl. Professor and leader of the working group „Nonconventional Liquid Crystals“ at the Chemnitz University of Technology. In 2010 he was awarded the Heisenberg fellowship with which he moved to the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg. In March 2011 he has been appointed W2 Professor of Organic Materials at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. He is a research group leader in the Centre for Nanosystems Chemistry and the Key Lab of the Bavarian Polymer Institute (Supramolecular Polymers) and a member of the Röntgen Research Center.
Consultations hour during the lecture period: Thursday 1:00 pm