Dynamic molecular systems and materialsWe are a chemistry research group with a strong expertise in the design and synthesis of small molecules, polymers and various organic materials, which respond to chemical and physical stimuli in order to perform a predefined action.
In particular our research aims at developing and applying fundamental knowledge of molecules-light interactions for the design of synthetic (macro)molecular machines and innovative materials for sunlight harvesting (conversion of light into mechanical energy) and on-demand switching of organic and hybrid materials’ properties.
Special Issue "Synthetic Macromolecular Machines" now online more...
Reversible proton conduction in thin films of metal-organic frameworks more...
Tuning of hydrogels' elasticity with visible light more...
DFG project renewed more...
2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize: How Molecular Machines Benefit Polymer Science (and vice versa) more...
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