Full Professor, Department of Chemistry
Dr. rer. nat. (cf. PhD), University of Bonn
Dipl. Chem. (cf. MSc), University of Bonn
University of Toronto
Scientific Research Summary
We are interested in the synthesis and advanced characterization of phosphaorganic pi-conjugated materials for sustainable energy applications. Our research program is truly multidisciplinary - it unites organic, inorganic, physical as well as polymeric objectives and techniques. It resides un ...read moreder the umbrella of modern materials science, as the development of smart functional materials is our major goal. In the context of our work we particularly focus on the synthesis of molecular and polymeric materials suitable for applications in organic electronics such as Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), Organic Photovoltaic (solar) Cells (OPVs), Organic Batteries, and sensors. Furthermore we investigate possibilities for enhancing the solid-state performance of these materials through formation of supramolecular nanomaterials, and we are interested in novel systems for catalytic processes that are pertinent to sustainable energy applications, such as solar fuels. read less
Xylene-Bridged Phosphaviologen Oligomers and Polymers as High-Performance Electrode Modifiers for Li-Ion Batteries
Journal: Adv. Energy Mater.
Dithienophosphole-based Phosphinamides with Intriguing Self-Assembly Behavior
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
A Convenient N-Arylation Route for Electron-Deficient Pyridines: The Case of pi-Extended Electrochromic Phosphaviologens
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc.
Molecular Engineering of “Click”-Phospholes Towards Self-Assembled Luminescent Soft Materials
Journal: Adv. Funct. Mater.
Insights on the Design and Electron-Acceptor Properties of Conjugated Organophosphorus Materials
Journal: Acc. Chem. Res.
Honours & Awards
Canada Research Chair (Tier I)2017
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation2013
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship2011
Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award2007
Liebig-Fellow of the German Chemical Industry Association2002
DFG-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship1999
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