FEM Group

Mailing Address:
  • Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research
    Institute Macromolecular Chemistry
    Department of Polymer Structures
    Group of Dr. Franziska Lissel
    Hohe Str. 6
    01069 Dresden
    Germany
Location:
  • The scientific members of the Functional Electronic Materials Group are located on the ground floor of IPF's "Laborgebäude" at Hohe Str. 6, 01069 Dresden, Germany.
Contact:
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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Franziska Lissel

Dr. sc. nat. Franziska Lissel

Head of Functional Electronic Materials Group (FEM)
TU Dresden Young Investigator
IPF Independent Research Group Leader
Liebig Fellow of the Association of the Chemical Industry (VCI)
Acting Professor at the University of Jena (2020–2021)


Uni Bremen ETH UZH Stanford KAUST
IPF TUD FSU


Short Biography

Franziska Lissel is currently 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). From 2020 to 2021, she was appointed as Acting Professor at the Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Jena. Her research focus is the exploration of electronically active organic and polymeric materials with a secondary functionality: (1) the covalent introduction of redox-active metal centers into conjugated polymer backbones to enable switchable conductance and memory elements; (2) new design concepts for intrinsically stretchable and recyclable semiconducting polymers, which possess a mechanical softness matching human skin; (3) conjugated polymers as a new class of matrices for MALDI MS and MS Imaging to enable the visualization of low molecular weight metabolites; and (4) in the area of interfaces on modulating the interface of coinage metals and conjugated organic molecules and conjugated polymers. 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.


IBMP&GSAIT



Research Interests

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


Selected Awards and Honors

2020–2021: Acting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur), Professorship of Functional Dyes, Markers and Molecular Sensors, Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena
2019–dato: TU Young Investigator, Technical University (TU) Dresden
2018–dato: Liebig Fellow, Fonds of the Chemical Industry (Fonds der Chem. Industrie, FCI)
2017–dato: Independent Research Group Leader FEM group, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research

Mentee, Leibniz Mentoring Programme for outstanding female researchers
Associated member, Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (CFAED)
Principal Investigator, International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks (IHRS NanoNet)
Associated researcher, Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials (DCIM)
Mentee, Maria-Reiche Mentoring-Program for excellent female postdocs
Scholarship, Stanford Office of the Vice Provost
Stanford nanoSEED Grant
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
Stipend, University of Zurich/League of European Research Universities LERU
Stipend, Swiss Academy of Natural Science


Engagement and Outreach

2020–2021: Member, GDCh Study Commission for the B.Sc. Chemistry
2021–dato: Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Macromolecular Science Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry
2020–dato: Editorial Advisory Board, Analysis & Sensing, Wiley
2020–dato: Vice chairperson, Scientic-technical panel IPF
2019–dato: Speaker and chairperson, FREQ network, Fonds of the Chemical Industry (Fonds der Chem. Industrie, FCI)
2018–dato: Long Night of Science exposition "The world's smallest cars - how to build and drive a nanocar?"
2017–dato Maria-Reiche Program: Organization of roundtable
2017: Local organization comitee, European Conference on Molecular Electronics ECME
2014–2016: Board member and chairperson for mentoring activities, Stanford Graduate Society of Women Engineers (gradSWE)


Advanced Education

Since autumn 2019, I participate in the training program Sächsisches Hochschulzertifikat (3 modules, 240 AE) to further strengthen my teaching skills.
Since 2021: Modul 3 (80 AE), project: Strukturierung, Einordnung und klare Lehr- und Lernzielsetzung in einer hybriden Vorlesung für Nebenfächler
2020–2021: Modul 2 (100 AE) with the focal points: 1. E-teaching; 2. Exam design and legal regulations; 3. Inclusiveness and diversity in teaching
2019–2020: Modul 1 (60 AE)


Teaching

Lectures

Summer semester 2021: Organic Chemistry (Organische Chemie)
M.Sc. Program Biochemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
Language: German

Summer semester 2021: Organic Chemistry (Organische Chemie)
B.A. Program Biology
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
Language: German

Winter semester 2020/21
Organic Chemistry (Organische Chemie)
M.Sc. Program Chemical Biology
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
Language: German

Winter semester 2020/21
Organic Chemistry II (Organische Chemie II)
B.A. Program Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
(Shared with Professor Schubert)
Language: German

Winter semester 2020/21
Macromolecular Chemistry (Makromolekulare Chemie)
2020/21 M.Sc. Program Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
(Shared with Professor Schubert)
Language: German

2019–dato
Advanced Functional Polymers (Funktionspolymere II)
M.Sc. Program Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, TU Dresden
(contribution, lecture Professor Voit)
Language: German

2018–dato
Syntheses of Polymers (Synthese von Polymeren)
M.Sc. Program Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, TU Dresden
(contribution, lecture Professor Voit)
Language: German

2017–dato
Advanced Materials in Organic Electronics
M.Sc. Program Organic and Molecular Electronics
Faculty of Physics, TU Dresden
Language: English

Seminars and Tutorials

Winter 2020/21
Organic Chemistry (Organische Chemie)
B.A. Program Nutritional Science
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
Language: German

Winter 2020/21
Macromolecular Chemistry (Macromolekulare Chemie)
2020/21 M.Sc. Program Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Science, FSU Jena
Language: German

2018 Stretchable Electronics
M.Sc. Program Organic and Molecular Electronics
Faculty of Physics, TU Dresden
Language: English

Teaching Laboratories

2012–2013
General and Inorg. Chemistry: Supervision of a laboratory course
Designing experiments and updating laboratory curriculum

Teaching Assistant

University Bremen, NJIT, University Zurich and Stanford