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Inorganic Chemistry

Portrait Guido Clever
Prof. Dr. Guido Clever
“Nature’s biochemical machinery with the ability to create complex structures and functions is the inspiration for our research. We design and construct metal-based supramolecular assemblies on the nanometer scale in a bottom-up approach to chase this complexity. Emerging properties allow the use as diagnostic tools, selective reagents and stimuli-responsive materials.”
Portrait Prof. Andreas Steffen
Prof. Dr. Andreas Steffen
“Understanding the interaction between light and matter is key to design highly efficient emitter materials for next-generation-LEDs or new photochemical transformations. In our group we combine organometallic synthesis and state-of-the-art spectroscopy to investigate photoactive transition metal complexes that can be used, e.g, as non-classical single-photon sources in plasmonic resonance structures, luminescent stimuli-responsive materials or as photocatalysts operating either via energy or electron transfer.”
Portrait Carsten Strohmann
Prof. Dr. Carsten Strohmann
“Nature uses chirality for the targeted control of three-dimensional structures. On the other hand, only chemists can synthesize very reactive reagents such as lithium alkyls or molecules with Si-C-bonds. Our group combines chirality with novel molecular structures to gain insights into fundamental reaction processes. Understandig structure and reactivity of those molecules provides us with solutions to challenging questions in catalysis, pharmaceuticals and novel materials.”
Portrait Sebastian Henke
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henke
“We synthesize stimuli-responsive porous materials for applications in gas separation and energy storage. With the help of crystallographic methods, we look at the dynamic structural behaviour of our materials in response to their environment.”