Alumni - PostDocs

Dr. Guanghui Ouyang
(11/2019 - 11/2020)

Afterwards: Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Dr. Joachim Lindner
(04/2019 - 10/2020)

Afterwards: Development Engineer, Sensalight Technologies GmbH, Würzburg, Germany

Dr. Bartlomiej Pigulski
(02/2019 - 08/2020)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor, University of Wroclaw

Dr. Chongwei Zhu
(07/2018 - 08/2020)

 

Jun.-Prof. Agnieszka Nowak-Król
(01/2014 - 08/2020)

(Sofja-Kovalevskaja Independent Junior Researcher 2014
Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher 2014-2016)

Afterwars: Junior Professor, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Julius-Maximilians-University, Wuerzburg, Germany

Dr. Xiaobo Hu
(12/2017 - 01/2020)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Ningbo, China

Dr. Jeffrey Farrell
(04/2015 - 12/2019)

(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 08/2015 - 07/2017)

Dr. Zhenpin Lu
(06/2019 - 10/2019)

Afterwards: Research Assistant Professor, department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Pengzhong Chen
(09/2018 - 09/2019)

Afterwards: Associate Professor, Dalian University of Technology, China

Dr. Vincenzo Grande
(10/2016 - 04/2019)

Afterwards: Procos S.p.A., Cameri (Novara), Italy

Dr. David Schmidt
(10/2013 - 03/2018)

Afterwards: Ferrow GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Dr. Franziska Fennel
(01.11.2015 - 30.09.2017)

Afterwards: Postdoc, Institut für Physik, Dynamik Molekularer Systeme, Universität Rostock

Dr. Bartoleme Soberats Reus
(05/2015 - 09/2017)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera Valldemossa Km 7.5, 07122 Palma, Spain

Dr. Nicolas Zigon

(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 08/2016 - 07/2017)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor at Laboratoire Moltech-Anjou, Angers, France)

Dr. Bappaditya Gole
(1/2015 - 12/2016)

Afterwards: Postdoc at the Université de Bordeaux with Prof. Ivan Huc

since 2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Science, Shiv Nadar University, India

Dr. Kang Cui
(2/2015 - 4/2016)

Afterwards: Postdoc at University of Leuven, Belgium

since 2018: Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan, China

Dr. Soichiro Ogi
(JSPS-Research Fellow 01/2014 - 03/2016)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor at Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Fernández Huertas
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher 2009 - 2010
Sofja-Kovalevskaja Independent Junior Researcher 2010 – 2015)

Afterwards: Professor of Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Organisch-Chemisches Institut , WWU Münster

Dr. Shota Yoshioka
(JSPS-Research Fellow 04/2015 - 12/2015)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor at Hokkaido University, Japan

Dr. Ramesh Kandanelli
(3/2014 - 9/2015)

Dr. Pawaret Leowanawat
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 11/2013 - 6/2015)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Naveen Kumar Allampally
(4/2013 - 11/2014)

Afterwards: Researcher/scientist at Clariant International Ltd. Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Tao He
(9/2012 - 10/2014)

Afterwards: Postdoctoral position at University of Minnesota, USA
Since 2020 Professor at Shandong University, Shandong Province, China

Dr. Takeshi Maeda
(Visiting scientist from 5/2013 - 3/2014)

Afterwards: Associate Professor at Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Dr. Àngel Jimenez
(1/2012 - 12/2013)

Researcher at Research/Technology Polymer Chemistry at Hilti Deutschland AG

Afterwards: Head of laboratoy at SOPREMA-klewa GmbH, Mannheim

Prof. Dr. Wan Yue
(10/2012-12/2013)

2014 - 2016 Postdoctoral position at Imperial College London, UK
Since 2017 Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Dr. Maria Mayoral Muñoz
(12/2010-11/2013)

Afterwards: Postdoctoral position, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Dr. Peter Frischmann
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 2/2011 - 9/2013)

Afterwards: Postdoctoral position at Berkeley Laboratory (Molecular Foundry Energy Research Center), CA, USA

Dr. Aifeng Lv
(9/2012-11/2013)

2013 - 2017 Postdoctoral position at Universität Münster, Germany
Since 2018 Professor at Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China

Dr. Lizhen Huang
(9/2011-2/2013)

Afterwards: Associate Professor at Soochow University, Jiangsu, P. R. China

Dr. Karl Thorley
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 9/2010-11/2012)


Afterwards: Postdoctoral position at University of Kentucky (Prof. John Anthony), U.S.A.

Dr. Kingsuk Mahata
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 9/2010-08/2012)

Afterwards: Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Dr. Mei-Jin Lin
(03/2010-12/2011)

Afterwards: Professor at College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Fuzhou University, China

Dr. Zengqi Xie
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow and BMBF-Project 03/2009-11/2011)

Afterwards: Professor at South East China University of Technology at Guangzhou, China

Dr. Thomas H. Rehm
(08/2009 - 04/2011)

05/2011 - 12/2013 Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mainz, Germany.
01/2014 - 10/2015 Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz, Germany.
Since 11/2015 Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, Mainz, Germany

Dr. Linlin Liu
(Volkswagen-Stiftung 03/2009-11/2011)

Afterwards: Associate Professor at South East China University of Technology at Guangzhou, China

Prof. Dr. Shinobu Uemura
(DFG GRK/1221-Fellowship 04/200708/2009)

2009 - 2013 Assistant Professor at Kumamoto University, Japan, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
Since 2014 Associate Professor at Kagawa University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Suhrit Ghosh
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 08/2007–04/2009)

Afterwards: Professor at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Polymer Science Unit, Kolkata, India

Dr. Jun Liu
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 07/2007–02/2009)

2009-2013 Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Since 2014 Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun, China

Dr. Elena Tulyakova
(BASF-Research Scholarship 01/2008-01/2009)

2009 UPRESA CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique et d'Application RMN, Lille Cedex, France;
Since 2010 Bussines consultant at DuPont Sustainable Solutions Management Consulting, Moskow, Russia

Prof. Dr. Natarajan Ramalingam
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 10/2006–09/2007)

2007 - 2008 School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK
Since 2009 Professor at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India

Dr. Hao Wang
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 01/2006–06/2007)

2007-2011 Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Since 2011 Professor at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China

Dr. Marina Lysetska
(Volkswagen-Research Scholarship 11/2003–10/2005)

Afterwards: Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Chang-Cheng You
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow 10/2002–04/2004)

2004 - 2007 Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, USA
Since 2008 Principal Scientist at WMR Biomedical, Inc. Watertown, MA, USA

Dr. Shahadat Ahmed

till 2010 Discovery Chemistry, Pfizer Global Research & Development, Kent, UK subsequently: Argentadiscovery, Harlow, UK.
2010 - 2017 Senior Scientist, Aurigene Discovery Technology at Bangalore, India.
Since 2017 Associate Research Director, Aurigene Discovery Technology at Bangalore, India.

Dr. Sheng Yao

Afterwards:Senior scientist at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Alumni - PhD students

Dr. Magnus Mahl

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2016
"Palladium-katalysierte Kupplungsreaktionen von Pyrentetraboronsäureestern mit 4,5-Dibromnaphthalimiden"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2021
"Polycyclic Aromatic Dicarboximides as NIR Chromophores, Solid-State Emitters and Supramolecular Host Platforms"

Afterwards: Takeda GmbH, Singen, Germany

Dr. Dorothee Schindler

Master Thesis at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, 2015
"Synthese neuartiger triptycenbasierter Tetraolbausteine für organische Käfigmoleküle"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2021
"Water Oxidation with Multinuclear Ruthenium Catalysts"

Dr. Rodger Rausch

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2016
"Synthesis and charcterization of diketopyrrolpyrrole-based diradicals and quinones of organic electronics"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2021
°Chemistry of Chromophore Bridged Biradicals – Synthesis and Properties"

Afterwards: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, München

Dr. Markus Hecht

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2017
"Synthesis and Hydrogen Bond Directed Self-Assembly of Diketopyrrolopyrrole Dyes"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2020
"Liquid-Crystalline Perylene Bisimide and Diketopyrrolopyrrole Assemblies"

Afterwards: BASF Colors & Effects GmbH, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Dr. Pradeep Peethambaran Nair Syamala

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2020:
"Bolaamphiphilic Rylene Bisimides: Thermodynamics of Self-assembly and Stimuli-responsive Properties in Water"

Dr. Marius Wehner

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2016
"Supramolecular Polymerization of Chiral Perylene Bisimides"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2020
" Supramolecular Polymorphism in Homo- and Heterochiral Supramolecular Polymerizations"

Afterwards: R&D Chemist Fire Protection Technologies, Hilti Deutschland AG, Kaufering

Dr. Ana-Lucia Meza Chincha

Master Thesis at the University of Heidelberg, 2015
"Synthesis of Novel Pyrene- and Triptycene-based Extended Aromatic Systems"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2020
"Catalytic Water Oxidation with Functionalized Ruthenium Macrocycles"

Afterwards: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Hanau, Germany

Dr. Meike Sapotta

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2015
"Synthese Pyridin-funktionalisierter Perylenbisimid-Cyclophane"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2020:
"Perylene Bisimide Cyclophanes: Recognition of Alkaloids, Aggregation Behavior in Aqueous Environment and Guest-Mediated Chirality Transfer"

Afterwards: Gluetec Industrieklebstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, Greußenheim, Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Wagner

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2015
"Synthesis of perylene bisimide dyes and investigation of their supramolecular polymerization"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2019:
"Supramolecular Block Copolymers by Seeded Living Supramolecular Polymerization of Perylene Bisimides"

Afterwards: Vektor Pharma TF GmbH, Uttenweiler, Germany

 

Dr. Christina Kaufmann

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2014
"Synthesis and Characterization of Novel J-Aggregate Forming Perylene Bisimide Organogelators"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2018:
"Discrete Supramolecular Architectures of Bay-linked Perylene Bisimide Dimers by Self-Assembly and Folding"

Afterwards: Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH, Höchstädt a. d. Donau, Germany

 

 

Dr. Stefanie Herbst

Master Thesis at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 2013
"Additionsreaktionen mit Metallen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2018:
"Liquid Crystalline Perylene Bisimide Assemblie"

Afterwards: Deutsche Bundesbank, Filiale Frankfurt, Germany

 

Dr. Annike Weißenstein

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:
"Amphiphile Perylenbisimid-Farbstoffe mit kationenspezifischen Rezeptorfunktionen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2018:
"Optische Chemosensoren aus Naphthalin- und Perylenbisimid-Farbstoffen"

Afterwards: Fraunhofer IWKS, Alzenau, Germany

Dr. Reinhard Hecht

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:
"Synthese und Charakterisierung von zyklometallierten Iridiumkomplexen mit Triarylamindonoren"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2018:
"Processing and Characterization of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Bassed on New Organic n-Type Semiconductors"

Afterwards: Wacker Chemie AG, Germany

Dr. Eva Kirchner

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:
"Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Moleculartweezers formed from Merocyanine Dyes"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2018:
"Discrete Supramolecular Stacks by Self-Assembly and Folding of Bis(merocyanine) Dyes"

Afterwards: Lonza Group AG, Visp, Switzerland

Dr. Andreas Liess

Diploma Thesis at the Technische Universität Darmstadt 2012:
"Einflüsse auf die Lumineszenzeigenschaften von Thallium-dotiertem Cäsiumiodid"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:
"Structure-Property Relationships of Merocyanine Dyes in the Solid-State: Charge Transport and Excition Coupling"

2017-2018:  Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Würzburg, Germany
Afterwards:: Heraeus Medical Components, Hanau, Germany

Dr. David Bialas

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2012
"C60-Fulleren-funktionalisierte Merocyanine"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, 2017
"Exciton Coupling in Homo- and Heterostacks of Merocyanine and Perylene Bisimide Dyes"

2017-2021: Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Würzburg, Germany
Afterwards:

Dr. Sabine Seifert

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:
"Synthese und Charakterisierung elektronenarmer Perylenbisimide"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:
"New Electron-Deficient Polycyclic Aromatic Dicarboximides by Palladium-Catalyzed C-C Coupling and Core Halogenation-Cyanation"

Afterwards: Sappi Stockstadt GmbH, Stockstadt, Germany

Dr. Valentin Kunz

Master Thesis at the FU Berlin 2013:
"Synthese funktionalisierter Goldnanopartikel und Aufbau von Multischichten auf Oberflächen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:
"Supramolecular Approaches for Water Oxidation Catalysis with Ruthenium Complexes"

Afterwards: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany

Dr. Andreas Kraft

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:
"Starre C60-Fullerenaddukte als Bausteine für dreidimensionale Netzwerke"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:
"Kristalline Polymernetzwerke aus dodekatopischen [60]Fullerenderivaten"

Afterwards: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Marcus Schulze

Diploma Thesis at the University of Jena 2011:
"Ruthenium(II) 2,6-di(quinolin-8'yl)Pyridine and Polymeric Structures"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 12/2016:
"Ruthenium Complexes as Water Oxidation Catalysts and Photsensitizers"

Afterwards: Saperatec GmbH, Bielefeld, Germany

Dr. Peter Spenst

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:
"Contributions to the Synthesis of Squaraine Macrocycles".

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2016:
"Xylylene Bridged Perylene Bisimide Cyclophanes and Macrocycles"

Afterwards: Chemetall - a part of BASF Group, Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Jana Gershberg

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2011:
"Synthese und Aggregationsverhalten von wasserlöslichen Perylenbisimiden".

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2016:
"Self-Assembled Perylene Bisimide Dimers and their Interaction with Double-Stranded DNA"

Afterwards: Evonik Industries AG, Marl, Germany.

Dr. Christina Rest

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2010:
"Perylenbisimide mit Kronenether-Substituenten in Imid-Position und ihre Eignung als Fluoreszenz-Sensoren in wässriger und organischer Lösung".

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2016:
"Self-assembly of amphiphilic oligo(phenylene ethynylene)-based (bi)pyridine ligands and their Pt(II) and Pd(II) complexes"

Afterwards: tesa scribos, Heidelberg, Germany

Dr. Alhama Arjona Esteban

Master's Degree at the ECPM in Strasbourg, France, 2010

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2016:
"Merocyanine Dyes as Organic Semiconductors for Vacuum-processed Solar Cell and Transistor Devices"

Afterwards: Cynora GmbH,  Bruchsal, Germany


Dr. Daniel Görl

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2010:
"Untersuchungen zur Aggregation Kronenether-funktionalisierter Perylenbisimid-
farbstoffe in wässriger Lösung"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2015:
"Hydrophobe Effekte bolaamphiphiler Rylenbisimide"

Afterwards: postdoctoral position at Ècole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Dr. Stefanie Rehm

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2003:
"Synthese eines Perylenbisimidfarbstoffs mit Spermin-Seitenketten und dessen
Wechselwirkung mit DNA"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2015:
"Spermine-functionalized Perylene Bisimide Dyes: Synthesis and Self-assembly in Water"

2008 - 2011 manager at the Faculty of Organic Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Sincce 2012 Referat Hochschulstrategie at Techniche Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Benjamin Fimmel

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2010:
"Synthese und optische Eigenschaften von Perylenbisimid-Trimeren"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2015:
"Perylene Bisimide Foldamers: Synthesis and In-Depth Studies of the Ground- and Excited States Properties"

Afterwards: "BAFA", Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle, Eschborn.

Dr. André Zitzler-Kunkel

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2010:
"Bis(merocyanin)farbstoffe und ihre supramolekulare Polymerisation"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2014:
 "Funktionale Merocyaninfarbstoffe: Synthese, molekulare und Selbstorganisationseigenschaften sowie ihre Anwendung in der organischen Photovoltaik"

Afterwards: GHC Gerling Holz und Co. Handels GmbH, Hanau, Germany

Dr. Charlotte Grzeszkiewicz

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2010:
"Beiträge zur Synthese von ionischen  Naphthalinbisimiden zum gerichteten Aufbau supramolekularar Strukturen in Wasser"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2014:
"Synthese, Charakterisierung und Aggregationsstudien von amphiphilen Perylen- und Zinkchlorinfarbstoffen"

Afterwards: Developer R&I Colours at DöhlerGruppe München, Germany

Dr. Sabin-Lucian Suraru

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2008:
"Übergangsmetall-katalysierte Kupplungsreaktionen am 2,3,6,7-Tetrabrom-
Naphthalinbisimiden"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:
"Elektronenarme und kernerweiterte Naphthalindiimide und Diketopyrrolopyrrole für
organische Dünnschichttransistoren
"

11/2013 - 10/2014 postdoctoral position, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Since 11/2014 R&D Manager at Flint Group Germany, Willstätt.

Dr. Marcel Gsänger

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:
"Synthese substituierter Perylenbisimide unter Verwendung von Schutzgruppen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:
"Organic-Thin-Film Transistors based on Dipolar Squaraine Dyes"

Afterwards: SiCrystal AG, Nürnberg, Germany

 

Dr. Martin Berberich

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:
"Photoschaltbare Diarylethen-Perylenbisimide-Kunjugate: Synthese optische und elektrochemische Eigenschaften"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:
"Rylene Bisimide-Diarylethene Photochromic Systems for Non-Destructive Memory Read-out"


Afterwards: Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe für Wertstoffkreisläufe und Ressourcenstrategie IWKS,
Alzenau, Germany

Dr. Changzhun Shao

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:
"Synthesis of Bis(p-phenyleneethynylene) appended Perylene Bisimide Dyes"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:
"Programming Self-assembly: Formation of Discrete Perylene Bisimide Aggregation"

Afterwards: China Patent Agent Ltd., Beijing, China

Dr. Felix Schlosser

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:
"Synthese und Charakterisierung von Calix[4]aren-Perylenbisimid-Redoxkaskaden"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:
"Synthese und Charakterisierung kovalent gebundener Perylenbisimid-Makrozyklen"

Afterwards: Peer + B.V. Eindhoven, NOW: Merck Window Technologies B. V. The Netherlands

Dr. Sanchita Sengupta

Masters Thesis at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India 2006

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg, Germany 2011:
"Bio-inspired Zinc Chlorin Dye Assemblies for Supramolecular Electronics"

4/2012-7/2013 postdoctoral position at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
7/2013-5/2017 Assistant Professor at "Indian Institute of Science", Bangalore, India
Since 06/2017 Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Mohali, India

Dr. Ulrich Mayerhöffer

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2008:
"Synthese von Bis(merocyanin)farbstoffen und deren Selbstorganisation in helicale Farbstoffaggregate"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2011:
"Synthese, Eigenschaften und funktionale Anwendungen von NIR absorbierenden Squarainen"

Afterwards: Lonza Group AG, Visp, Switzerland

Dr. Hannah Bürckstümmer

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:
"Synthese Donor-substituierter Naphthalsäureanhydride für Farbstoff-sensibilisierte Solarzellen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2011:
"Merocyanine Dyes for Solution-Processed Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells"

Afterwards: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Ralf Schmidt

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2006:
"H-Brücken gebundene Farbstoffassoziate"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2011:
"Hamilton-Receptor Mediated Self-Assembly of Merocyanine Dyes into
Supramolecular Polymers"

Afterwards: Atotech Deutschland, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Marina M. Safont Sempere

Diploma Thesis at the University of Zaragoza, Spain 2005

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2011:
"Chiral Self-Sorting of Atropo-Enantiomeric Perylene Bisimide Dyes"

2011 - 2013 Sion Power, Arizona, USA
Since 2014 BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dr. Volker Dehm

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2005:
"Synthese und Charakterisierung chiraler Perylenbisimid-Aggregate"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2010:
"Synthesis and Characterization of an Oligo(Phenylene Ethynylene)-Based Perylene Bisimide Foldamer"

Afterwards: Rudolf GmbH, Geretsried, Germany

Dr. Xue-Qing Li

Diploma Thesis at the Department of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2002

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2009
"Hydrogen Bond-directed Self-assembly of Perylene Bisimide Organogelators"

03/2010 - 06/2011 University Bern, Switzerland.
Since 07/2011 BASF Polyurethane Specialties Company Ltd, Shanghai, China.

 

Dr. Theo E. Kaiser

Diploma Thesis at the University of Regensburg in 2004
"Synthese bimolekularer heterocyclischer π-Systeme und Untersuchung der substrukturellen Wechselwirkungen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2009:
"J-Aggregates of Tetraphenoxy-Substituted Perylene Bisimide Dyes"

7/2009 - 10/2014 "rent a scientist GmbH", Regensburg, Germany
Since 11/2014 Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Regensburg, Germany

Dr. Vladimir Stepanenko

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2008:
"Self-Assembly of Bay-Substituted Perylene Bisimides by Ligand-Metal Ion Coordination"

Afterwards: Research Associate & Group Leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, JMU Würzburg, Germany

Dr. Andreas Lohr

Diploma Thesis at the University of Ulm in 2003:
"Synthese dipolarer Pinzetten und Makrocyclen auf Basis von Merocyaninfarbstoffen"

PhD Work at the University of Würzburg in 2008:
"Self-Assembly of Merocyanines: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Insights into the Formation of  Well-Defined Dye Aggregates"

2008 - 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge/MA, USA
Since 2010 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Rüdiger Schmidt

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2003:
"Synthese von Anthra- und Pentacenderivaten mit Trialkoxyphenylethinylsubstituenten"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2008:
"Perylene Bisimide and Acene Derivatives as Organic Semiconductors in OTFTs"

Afterwards: BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dr. Johann Schmidt

Diploma Thesis at the University of Karlsruhe in 2002:
"Untersuchungen zur Darstellung von Cp*-substituierten Phosphor- Übergangsmetall-Komplexen"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2008:
"Wasserstoffbrücken-gesteuerte Assoziation von Merocyaninfarbstoffen für photorefraktive Materialien"

Afterwards: Sika Schweiz AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Cornelia Röger

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2003:
"Synthese eines Carotinoid-funktionalisierten Chlorophylls"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2007:
"Self-Organizing Light Harvesting Systems Based on Dye-Functionalized Zinc Chlorins"

Afterwards: BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dr. Catharina Hippius

Diploma Thesis at the University of Jena in 2002:
"Neuartig substituierte 4H-Imidazole und ihre Eignung als Komplexliganden"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2007:
"Multichromophoric Arrays of Perylene Bisimide Dyes - Synthesis and Optical Properties"

Afterwards: BASF S.E., Ludwigshafen, Germany

Dr. Valerie Huber

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Wuerzburg in 2007:
"Selbstorganisation von semisynthetischen Zinkchlorinen zu biomimetischen Lichtsammelsystemen und definierten Nanostrukturen"

Afterwards: Siemens AG, Frankfurt, Germany

Dr. Peter Osswald

Diploma Thesis at the University of Ulm in 2002:
"Synthese von Oligoethylenglycolsubstituierten 1,6,7,12-Tetraphenoxy-Perylenbisimiden"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Wuerzburg in 2007:
"Perylene Bisimide Atropisomers: Synthesis and Optical and Chiroptical Properties"

Afterwards: 3M ESPE AG, Seefeld am Ammersee, Germany

Prof. Dr. Zhijian Chen

Diploma Thesis at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing University in 1999:
"The structure and the morphology of the phospholipid monolayer and the phospholipid monolayer mixed with protein"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2006:
"π-Stacks Based on Self-Assembled Perylene Bisimides: Structural, Optical, and Electronic Properties"

2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral position at University of Rochester, Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging, New York, USA.
Since 2010 Professor at Tianjin University, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin, China.

Dr. Rainer Dobrawa

Diploma Thesis at the University of Ulm in 2000:
"Synthese von 2,2':6',2''-Terpyridin-funktionalisierten Perylenbisimiden"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Würzburg in 2004:
"Synthesis and Characterization of Terpyridine-based Coordination Polymers"

2004 - 2010 BASF SE, Polymer Research, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2010 - 2013 BASF SE,  Care Chemicals and Formulators, Ludwigshafen,
Germany
Since 2014 Care Chemicals, BASF Auxiliary Chemicals, Shanghai, China

Dr. Armin Sautter

Diploma Thesis at the University of Ulm in 1997:
"Synthese substituierter Perylene als funktionelle supramolekulare Bausteine"

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Ulm in 2001:
"Cyclic and Infinite Supramolecular Assemblies Based on Diazoaromatic Perylene Dye Ligands"

2001 - 2009 Bayer AG, H.C. Starck GmbH, Goslar, Germany;
2010 - 2012 H.C. Starck Clevios GmbH,  Leverkusen, Germany
Since 2013 Senior Vice President at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG, Leverkusen, Germany

Dr. Christoph Thalacker

Diploma Thesis at the University of Ulm in 1997:
Synthese von Benzodipyrrolidonen als chromophore supramolekulare Bausteine

Doctoral Thesis at the University of Ulm in 2001:
"Supramolecular Assemblies of Naphtalene an Perylene Bisimide Dyes Based on Hydrogen Bonding and π-π-Interactions"

Afterwards: 3M ESPE AG, Seefeld am Ammersee, Germany

Senior Scientists

Dr. Chantu R. Saha-Möller
(01.09.1987 - 31.03.2021)

von 1994 - 2000 Akademischer Rat

von 2000 - 2009 Akademischer Oberrat

von 2010 - 2021 Akademischer Direktor

Alumni - Habilitand(s)

Jun.-Prof. Agnieszka Nowak-Król
(01/2014 - 08/2020)

(Sofja-Kovalevskaja Independent Junior Researcher 2014
Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher 2014-2016)

Afterwars: Junior Professor, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Julius-Maximilians-University, Wuerzburg, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Gustavo Fernández Huertas
(Alexander-von-Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher 2009 - 2010
Sofja-Kovalevskaja Independent Junior Researcher 2010 – 2015)

Afterwards: Professor of Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Organisch-Chemisches Institut , WWU Münster

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Guest Scientists

Dr. Kazunori Sugiyasu

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
10/2018 - 11/2018 & 02/2019 - 06/2019

Diploma/Master Students

Mai Linh Vu

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2021:

"NIR Emitters Based on Squaraine Dyes"

Maximilian Rudolf

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2021:

"Synthesis and Characterization of Bay-linked Perylene Bisimide Trimer"

Florian Seebauer

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2020:

"Synthesis and Characterisation of Linear Ru(bda) Coordination Oligomers"

Tabea Gerlach

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2020:

"Supramolecular Polymorphs of Tetrabay-Acyloxy Functionalized Perylene Bisimides"

Daniel Volland

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2019:

"Synthesis of Double Bridged Perylene Chromophore Systems via Olefin Metathesis"

Lukas Miller

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2019:

"Synthesis of di- and tetracyano perylenes"

Fabian Grote

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2019:

"Evaluation of Processing Parameters for Organic Solar Cells based on Vacuum-deposited Layers of Phthalo- and Merocyanine Dyes with C60 Fullerene"

Julian Götz

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2019:

"Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Two Ureidopyrimidinone-Functionalized Naphthalene Diimides"

Felix Kraus

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2018:

"Synthesis and Properties of Perylene Bisimides bearing Two or Four Hydroxyl Groups at Bay Positions"

Andreas Sieblist

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:

"Synthese von chiralen Perylenbisimid Makrozyklen"

Natalie Schäfer

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:

"Dynamic Imine Chemistry for the Development of π-Conjugated Self-Assembled Materials"

Lisa Kirschbaum

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2017:

"Synthese funktionalisierter meta-Diboronsäuren als Bausteine für den Aufbau organischer Käfigstrukturen"

Matthias Müller

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2016:

"Synthesis of Tetrahydroxy-/Tetraalkoxy-Substituted Perylene Bisimides"

Alexander Rödle

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2015:

"Synthese eines mit Alkylketten funktionalisierten Porphyrinderivats für photon upconversion-Anwendungen“

Martin Mattenheimer

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2015:

"Solid-State Luminescent Perylene Bisimides"

Martin Lambov

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2015:

"Synthese und spektroskopische Untersuchung der Selbstorganisation eines OPE-BODIPY-Derivates"

Markus Roos

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2014:

"Synthese und Charakterisierung von Isoindigo-Diketopyrrolopyrrol-Systemen"

Martin Pfeffermann

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2013:

"Synthesis of chromonic perylene bisimides and their processing into thin films"

Nicola Schwenk

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:

"Synthese neuer wasserlöslicher Zinkchlorin-Derivate und Charakterisierung ihrer Aggregationseigenschaften"

Dominik Gehring

Master Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:

Synthese eines Perylenbisimids und dessen Anwendung in organischen Solarzellen

Moritz Schwengber

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:

"Absorptions- und Emissionseigenschaften von Merocyaninfarbstoffen im Feststoff"

Daniel Mann

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:

"Von Chlorophyllextrakten zu Funktionsmaterialien für die organische Elektronik"

Alexander Florian

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2012:

"Synthesis, characterization and study of the self‐assembly of BODIPY‐Oligophenyleneethynylene amphiphiles"

Lilli Kreis

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2011:

"Synthese von Zinkchlorinfarbstoffen für organische Feldeffekttransistoren"

Ina Krebs

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2009:

"Bis-Merocyanine für die Organische Photovoltaik"

Felix Pasker

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:

"C60-Fulleren-funktionalisierte Bis(merocyanine)"

Doris Brunner

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:

"Synthese und spektroskopische Untersuchungen von Zinkchlorin-Perylenbisimid-Dyaden"

Christoph Bauer

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2007:

"Perylenbisimidgele: Herstellung, strukturelle und funktionale Eigenschaften"

Thomas Pfeuffer

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2003:

"Synthese eines mit vier Liponsäureeinheiten funktionalisierten Perylenbisimid-Farbstoffes und dessen Wechselwirkung mit Gold-Nanopartikeln"

Stefanie Krauß

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2003:

"Synthese eines Perylenbisimidfarbstoffs mit Spermin - Seitenketten und dessen Wechselwirkung mit DNA"

Bertil Hanke

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2003:

"Synthese eines Harnstofffunktionalisierten Perylenbisimids mit gelbildenden Eigenschaften"

Tobias Greß

Diploma Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2003:

"Bis(merocyanin)farbstoffe: Synthese, UV/Vis- und CDspektroskopische Aggregationsstudien"

Bachelor Students

Benedikt Herbert

Bachelor Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2020:

"Synthese eines Perylenbisimidcyclophans mit chiraler Kavität"

Tobias Groß

Bachelor Thesis at the University of Würzburg 2020:

"Synthese und Charakterisierung von di- und trinuklearen makrozyklischen Ruthenium(II)-Wasseroxidationskatalysatoren"