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Redox-active Polymers

In the field of redox-active organometallic polymers, we incorporate group 8 transition metals covalently into the backbone of conjugated Wolf-III polymers. The metal-centered redox activity enables a controlled doping, the organic components processing from solution. Long-term, we seek to realize e.g., stretchable and mechanically soft memory devices.

Soft Polymer Electronics

In the area of stretchable and recyclable polymer electronics, we work on new design concepts to combine electronic functionality with mechanical compliance, especially to enable materials that have very low modulus (i.e., are “soft”) while retaining charge carrier mobility. Long-term, we seek to realize self-healing, and water-soluble stretchable semiconductors.

Leveraging MALDI MS/I

MALDI is usually restricted to analytes with high molar mass. We design and synthesize polymeric matrices for MALDI MS and MALDI MS Imaging to use the technique to analyze low molecular weight analytes, e.g., for metabolomics. Understanding the analyte-matrix interface is, next to the synthesis of reactive matrices, a main focus of our work.

Metal/Organic Interfaces

We connect conjugated organic and polymeric components to coinage metals, e.g., gold nanoparticles, using N-heterocyclic carbenes to enable electron delocalization across the organic/inorganic interface. In the area of molecular electronics, we synthesize rotors and build the nanocar GAZE (German AZulene Explorer) for the 2nd International NanoCar Race.


  • Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research
    Hohe Str. 6
    D-01069 Dresden


Organic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, analytical chemistry − we use a large variety of methods and tools.

Polymers or nanocars − we love functional electronic materials.

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We build the nanocar GAZE (German Azulene Explorer) to win the next international nanocar race.