Dr. sc. nat. Franziska Lissel
Dr. Franziska Lissel

Dr. sc. nat. Franziska Lissel

Head of Functional Electronic Materials Group
Acting Professor at University of Jena

TU Dresden Young Investigator
IPF Independent Research Group Leader
Liebig Fellow of the Association of the Chemical Industry (VCI)

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research

Hohe Str. 6
01069 Dresden

lissel@ipfdd.de / mail@fralis.de

Functional Electronic Materials Group Webpage:   http://www.fralis.de/group

Short Biography

Franziska Lissel is currently an Acting Professor at the Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Jena, a TU Dresden Young Investigator, Liebig Fellow of the Association of the Chemical Industry (VCI), and an Independent Research Group Leader heading the Functional Electronic Materials Group (FEM) within the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF). Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar in chemical engineering at Stanford University where she was associated with the Bao Research Group and at KAUST where she worked in the Computational Sciences Group. She was graduated with a Ph.D. in the natural sciences (Dr. sc. nat.) on probing electronic properties through the specific design of organometallic molecules from University of Zurich in 2014 under the supervision of Heinz Berke and was affiliated with the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich. Prior to this, she studied biology and chemistry at the University of Bremen from where she earned a M.Sc. in chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.) in 2009. Dr. Lissel's studies and research were awarded with several fellowships and research grants, for example by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT). Next to her academic research, she is actively performing technology transfer in collaboration with multiple industrial partners like IBM Research, Procter & Gamble, and Samsung.

Research Interests

Molecular electronics,
organic and polymer electronics,
organometallic electronics,
stretchable electronic materials,
MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging.

Selected Publications
Angew. Chem.

N. Sun, S. Zhang, F. Simon, A. M. Steiner, J. Schubert, Y. Du, Z. Qiao, A. Fery, and F. Lissel.
Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Functionalized with N-Heterocyclic Carbene as Robust and Conductive Ligands to Stabilize Gold Nanoparticles.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, doi:10.1002/anie.202012216.


O. Aiboudi and F. Lissel.
Chemical Anchoring of Molecular Rotors.
Building and Probing Small for Mechanics, 99-115, Part of the Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines book series (AASMM).


Y. Shin, H. Komber, D. Caiola, M. Cassinelli, H. Sun, D. Stegerer, M. Schreiter, K. Horatz, F. Lissel, X. Jiao, C. McNeill, S. Cimo, C. Bertarelli, S. Fabiano, M. Caironi, and M. Sommer.
A highly soluble, high molecular weight naphthalene diimide bithiophene copolymer with polar side chains for low-level n-doped organic thermoelectrics.
Macromolecules 2020, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00657.

Angew. Chem.

A. M. Steiner, F. Lissel, A. Fery, J. Lauth, and M. Scheele.
Prospects of Coupled Organic‐Inorganic Nanostructures for Charge and Energy Transfer Applications.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, doi:10.1002/anie.20191640.

Sci. Adv.

Y. Karpov, N. Kiriy, P. Formanek, C. Hoffmann, T. Beryozkina, M. Hambsch, M. Al‐Hussein, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, B. Büchner, B. Debnath, M. Bretschneider, Y. Krupskaya, F. Lissel, and A. Kiriy.
Sequentially Processed P3HT/CN6‐CP•–NBu4+ Films: Interfacial or Bulk Doping?.
Adv. Electron. Mater. 2020, 6, 1901346.

Polym. Chem.

P.-Y. Ho, H. Komber, K. Horatz, T. Tsuda, S. Mannsfeld, E. Dmitrieva, O. Blacque, U. Kraft, H. Sirringhaus, and F. Lissel.
Synthesis and Characterization of a Solution-Processable Ru(II) Polymetallayne.
Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, pp 472–479, doi:10.1039/C9PY01090D.
Invited article for the special edition Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators 2020.


K. Horatz, K. Ditte, T. Prenveille, K.-N. Zhang, D. Jehnichen, D. Kiriy, B. Voit, and F. Lissel.
Amorphous Conjugated Polymers as Efficient Dual‐Mode MALDI Matrices for Low‐Molecular‐Weight Analytes.
ChemPlusChem 2019, doi:10.1002/cplu.201900203.
Selected as Cover Feature.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. Cover

J. Mater. Chem.

N. Sun, K. Su, Z. Zhou, X. Tian, D. Wang, N. Vilbrandt, A. Fery, F. Lissel, X. Zhao, and C. Chen.
Synergistic Effect Between Electroactive Tetraphenyl-p-phenylenediamine and AIE-active Tetraphenylethylene for Highly Integrated Electrochromic/Electrofluorochromic Performances.
J. Mater. Chem. C 2019, doi:10.1039/c9tc02001b.


N. Sun, K. Su, Z. Zhou, X. Tian, Z. Jianhua, D. Chao, D. Wang, F. Lissel, X. Zhao, and C. Chen.
High-Performance Emission/Color Dual-Switchable Polymer-Bearing Pendant Tetraphenylethylene (TPE) and Triphenylamine (TPA) Moieties.
Macromolecules 2019, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00079.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

Y. Karpov, N. Kiriy, P. Formanek, J. Zessin, M. Hambsch, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, F. Lissel, T. Beryozkina, V. Bakulev, B. Voit., and A. Kiriy.
Layer-by-Layer Assembly Enabled by the Anionic p-Dopant CN6-CP•–K+: a Route to Achieve Interfacial Doping of Organic Semiconductors.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, doi:10.1021/acsami.8b15033.

Adv. Funct. Mat.

J. Mun, G.‐J. N. Wang, J. Y. O, T. Katsumata, F. L. Lee, J. Kang, H.-C. Wu, F. Lissel, S. Rondeau‐Gagné, J. B.‐H. Tok, and Z. Bao.
Effect of Nonconjugated Spacers on Mechanical Properties of Semiconducting Polymers for Stretchable Transistors.
Adv. Funct. Mat. 2018, doi:10.1002/adfm.201804222.

J. Am. Chem. Soc.

K. Horatz, M. Giampà, Y. Karpov, K. Sahre, H. Bednarz, A. Kiriy, B. Voit, K. Niehaus, N. Hadjichristidis, D. L. Michels, and F. Lissel.
Conjugated Polymers as a New Class of Dual-Mode Matrices for MALDI Mass Spectrometry and Imaging.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, doi:10.1021/jacs.8b06637.
Selected for ACS Editors' Choice, JACS Spotlight, and supplementary journal cover (open access).

J. Am. Chem. Soc. Cover

Sci. Adv. M. R. Lukatskaya, J. Feldblyum, D. G. Mackanic, F. Lissel, D. L. Michels, Y. Cui, and Z. Bao.
Concentrated Mixed Cation Acetate "Water-in-Salt" Solutions as Green and Low Cost High Voltage Electrolytes for Aqueous Batteries.
Energy Environ. Sci. 2018, doi:10.1039/C8EE00833G.
Selected as an outstanding "hot article" by the editors (open access).

Sci. Adv. H.-C. Wu, S. Rondeau‐Gagné, Y.‐C. Chiu, F. Lissel, J. W. F. To, Y. Tsao, J. Y. Oh, B. Tang, W.‐C. Chen, J. B. Tok, and Z. Bao.
Enhanced Charge Transport and Stability Conferred by Iron (III)‐Coordination in a Conjugated Polymer Thin‐Film Transistors.
Adv. Elect. Mater. 2018, doi:10.1002/aelm.201800239.

Sci. Adv. Y. Wang, C. Zhu, R. Pfattner, H. Yan, L. Jin, S. Chen, F. Molina-Lopez, F. Lissel, J. Liu, N. I. Rabiah, Z. Chen, J. W. Chung, C. Linder, M. F. Toney, B. Murmann, and Z. Bao.
A Highly Stretchable, Transparent and Conductive Polymer.
Sci. Adv. 2017, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602076.

ACS Nano G. I. Koleilat, M. Vosgueritchian, T. Lei, Y. Zhou, D. W. Lin, F. Lissel, P. Lin, J. W. F. To, T. Xie, K. England, Y. Zhang, and Z. Bao.
Surpassing the Exciton Diffusion Limit in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Sensitized Solar Cells.
ACS Nano 2016, doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b06358.

Nature J. Y. Oh, S. Rondeau-Gagné, Y.-C. Chiu, A. Chortos, F. Lissel, G.-J. N. Wang, B. C. Schroeder, T. Kurosawa, J. Lopez, T. Katsumata, J. Xu, C. Zhu, X. Gu, W.-G. Bae, Y. Kim, L. Jin, J. W. Chung, J. B.-H. Tok, and Z. Bao.
Intrinsically Stretchable and Healable Semiconducting Polymer for Organic Transistors.
Nature 2016, doi:10.1038/nature20102.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. Y.-L. Rao, A. Chortos, R. Pfattner, F. Lissel, Y.-C. Chiu, V. Feig, J. Xu, T. Kurosawa, X. Gu, C. Wang, M. He, J. W. Chung, and Z. Bao.
Stretchable Self-healing Polymeric Dielectrics Crosslinked Through Metal-Ligand Coordination.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (18), pp 6020–6027.

Nat. Chem.

C.-H. Li, C. Wang, C. Keplinger, J.-L. Zuo, L. Jin, Y. Sun, P. Zheng, Y. Cao, F. Lissel, C. Linder, X.-Z. You, Z. Bao.
A Highly Stretchable Autonomous Self-Healing Elastomer.
Nat. Chem. 2016, 8 (6), pp 618–624.
Featured on Stanford News and Stanford Engineering News.

Nat. Nanotechnol.

F. Schwarz, G. Kastlunger, F. Lissel, C. Egler-Lucas, S. Semenov, K. Venkatesan, H. Berke, R. Stadler, and E. Lörtscher.
Field-induced conductance switching by charge-state alternation in organometallic single-molecule junctions.
Nat. Nanotechnol. 2016, 11, pp 170–176.

Organometallics F. Lissel, O. Blacque, K. Venkatesan, and H. Berke.
Structural and Electronic Variations of sp/sp2 Carbon-Based Bridges in Di- and Trinuclear Redox-Active Iron Complexes Bearing Fe(diphosphine)2X (X = I, NCS) Moieties.
Organometallics 2015, 34 (2), pp 408–418.

UZH F. Lissel.
Iron-Alkyne Based Organometallic Molecules as Functional Building Blocks for Molecular Junctions.
PhD thesis, University of Zurich, 2014.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. F. Lissel, F. Schwarz, O. Blacque, H. Riel, E. Lörtscher, K. Venkatesan, and H. Berke.
Organometallic single-molecule electronics: tuning electron transport through X(diphosphine)2FeC4Fe(diphosphine)2X building blocks by varying the Fe-X-Au anchoring scheme from coordinative to covalent.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 (41), pp 14560–14569.

NanoLetters F. Schwarz, G. Kastelunger, F. Lissel, H. Riel, K. Venkatesan, H. Berke, R. Stadler, and E. Lörtscher.
High-conductive organometallic molecular wires with delocalized electron systems strongly coupled to metal electrodes.
NanoLetters 2014, 14 (10), pp 5932–5940.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. F. Lissel, T. Fox, O. Blacque, W. Polit, R. F. Winter, K. Venkatesan, and H. Berke.
Stepwise construction of an iron-substituted rigid-rod molecular wire: targeting a tetraferra-tetracosa-decayne.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135 (10), pp 4051–4060.

Uni Bremen F. Lissel.
Syntheses of Asymetrically Substituted Perfluorinated Phthalocyanines and their Catalytic Investigation.
Master's thesis, University of Bremen, 2009.

J. Organomet. Chem. T. Schaffran, F. Lissel, B. Samatanga, G. Karlsson, A. Burghardt, K. Edwards, M. Winterhalter, R. Peschka-Süss, R. Schubert, and D. Gabel.
Dodecaborate cluster lipids with variable headgroups for boron neutron capture therapy: Synthesis, physical-chemical properties and toxicity.
J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, 694 (11), pp 1708–1712.


Z. Bao, Y.-C. Chiu, J. W. Chung, S. Lee, F. Lissel, J. Y. Oh, S. Rondeau Gagne, and B. Schroeder.
Incorporation of Non-Conjugated Dynamic Bonding Moieties in Conjugated Polymers Backbones for Stretchability Enhancement and Self-Healing Properties.
Invention Disclosure: Stanford Docket S15-217,
Samsung/Stanford Agreement Number: IC2014-0929.

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Last modified on Nov. 10, 2020.