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Professorship for Organic Chem­is­try

JProf. Dr. Max Martin Hansmann

Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund
Fa­kul­tät für Chemie und Che­mi­sche Biologie
Organische Chemie
Otto-Hahn-Str. 6
44227 Dort­mund

Room: C2-04-503

Phone: +49 231 755 5362
Fax.: +49 231 755 5363

Silvia Lessing
Room: C2-04-528
Phone: +49 231 755 3857
Fax.: +49 231 755 5363

Portrait Max Hansmann © Ralf Maserski​/​TU Dort­mund

The Hansmann group is a synthetic organic group with overlap into the areas of main-group chem­is­try, spectroscopy, electro-chem­is­try and computational studies. Currently, we are interested in the synthesis of redox-active organic mol­ecules and their application in photo-catalysis and redox-flow batteries. Furthermore, we are interested in unusual mol­ecules such as strong carbon based donor ligands or unusual P-heterocycles.

Open PhD Positions

We are currently looking for highly motivated students to join our re­search team and PhD positions are available. Our group re­cent­ly received funding by the Emmy-Noether program of the DFG. In this proj­ect we are looking for students to work in the area of organic electron donors, electro- and photo-chem­is­try.  Please consider applying to: max.hansmanntu-dortmundde


Our dis­cov­ery of a new room temperature stable organic functional group is published online in Nature Chem­is­try.

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Hansmann Lab

Portrait Justus Reitz © Ralf Maserski​/​TU Dort­mund

Justus joined our group as our newest PhD student in 2020. Welcome!

Emmy Noether program of the German Research Foun­da­tion

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Our group received funding from the DFG as part of the Emmy Noether program. The re­search will combine experimental work from organic and inorganic chem­is­try and focus on the application of strong electron donors, such as organic hybrid mol­ecules, in the fields of electro- and photo‑chem­is­try. Applications of interested candidates can be directly send by email to max.hansmanntu-dortmundde

SPP 2248 – Polymer batteries

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In collaboration with the re­search groups Theatό (KIT) and Bresser (Helmholtz Ulm) we received funding for the development of organic polymer batteries (DFG funding program SPP 2248). This inter­dis­ci­plin­ary proj­ect (small radicals, polymer synthesis and battery assembly) will focus on the synthesis and physical characterization of small redox-active, paramagnetic organic mol­ecules.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Cam­pus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Cam­pus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Cam­pus Nord to Cam­pus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Cam­pus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on Cam­pus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Cam­pus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Cam­pus Nord and offers a direct connection to Cam­pus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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