Research

Currently we are heavily engaged in luminescent transition metal complex chromophores for diverse applications (light-emitting electrochemical cells, sensors, catalysis), transition metal complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells and upconverting materials, photosynthesis, fundamentals of electron transfer reactions, biomimetic chemistry and biomimetic homogeneous catalysis with transition metal complexes.
For more details please check our recent publications, our group meetings or take a look at our AK overview poster 2014 and AK overview poster 2016 presented at the 5th and 6th Mainzer JCF AK Symposium 2014/2016.

News & Activities

11/2020
Philipp Veit successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
05/2020
Giuseppe Bengasi successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
01/2020
Max Lauck successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
05/2019
Oliver Back successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
05/2019
Sebastian Preiß successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
03/2019
Matthias Dorn gave an oral presentation and Johannes Moll and Lukas Sorge presented posters at the 15th Koordinationschemie-Treffen in München.
07/2018
Sven Otto successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
03/2018
Oliver Back gave an oral presentation and Johannes Moll and Matthias Dorn/Sven Otto presented posters at the 14th Koordinationschemie-Treffen in Heidelberg. The whole group was present at this meeting.
02/2018
Sven Wanieck gave an oral presentation and Christian Heine, Philipp Veit and Max Lauck presented posters at the 16th Ferrocene Colloquium in Berlin. Max Lauck got a best poster award. - Congratulations.

09/2017 Johannes Moll and Philipp Veit presented posters at the GDCh Wissenschaftsforum in Berlin.

09/2017
Johannes Moll, Guiseppe Bengasi, Oliver Back and Philipp Veit attended the ORCA summerschool in Gelsenkrichen.
08/2017 Kristiana Hanauer successfully defended her PhD thesis - congratulations!
08/2017 Andreas Mengel successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!

03/2017 Oliver Back and Sven Otto presented posters and Sebastian Preiß got a best oral presentation award at the 13th Koordinationschemie-Treffen in Potsdam. - congratulations.

02/2017 Philipp Veit presented a poster and Maximilian Lauck gave an oral presentation at the 15th Ferrocene Colloquium in Mainz. Maximilian Lauck got a best oral presentation award. - Congratulations.

11/2016 Torben Kienz successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!

10/2016 Oliver Back and Philipp Veit presented posters at the 3Met Conference 2016 in Kaiserslautern.

09/2016 Sven Otto and Sebastian Preiß presented posters at the 18th Wöhler-Tagung in Berlin and Sebastian Preiß got a best poster award.

07/2016 Christoph Kreitner successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!

07/2016 Sven Otto presented a poster at the 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry in Brest (France) and got a best poster award.

05/2016 The group presented the most recent AK overview poster 2016 at the 6th Mainzer AK Symposium organized by the JCF in Mainz.

03/2016 Sebastian Preiß and Oliver Back presented posters and Sven Otto gave a talk at the 12th Koordinationschemietreffen in Kiel.

02/2016 Max Lauck and Ephraim Prantl presented posters and Philip Veit gave a talk at the 14th Ferrocene Colloquium in Konstanz.

01/2016 Andreas Neidlinger successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!

12/2015 The paper by Christoph Kreitner and our collaboration partner Elisa Erdmann (group of Prof. W. W. Seidel, Univ. Rostock) is featured as a cover article in Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 11088-11104.

09/2015 Oliver Back and Max Lauck presented posters at the Symposium Metal Sites in Biomolecules: Structures, Regulation and Mechanisms 2015 in Göttingen.

06/2015 Sven Otto, Phlipp Veit and Sebastian Preiß presented posters at the HFMC 2015 in Heidelberg.

03/2015 Andreas Mengel and Sebastian Preiß (got a best poster award - congratulations) presented posters and Christoph Kreitner gave a talk at the 11th Koordinationschemiker-Treffen in Paderborn.

03/2015 The paper by Christoph Förster is featured as a cover article in Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2015, 617, 517-520.

02/2015 Andreas Neidlinger presented a poster and Philip Veit gave a talk at the 13th Ferrocene Colloquium in Leipzig.

11/2014 Our project SurfAmine in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Choquet from the Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann has been awarded the Interregional Research Award 2014 by the state secretary Prof. Dr. Thomas Deufel in Trier. The research project has also been highlighted in local media (Allgemeine Zeitung, Nov. 26th 2014 by M. Bermeitinger and Rockland Radio, Dec. 2nd 2014 by A. Hahn).

11/2014 The review by Aaron Breivogel and Christoph Kreitner is featured as a cover article in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 5468-5490.

09/2014 Christoph Kreitner and Torben Kienz presented posters at the 17. Vortragstagung für Anorganische Chemie (Wöhler-Tagung) 2014 in Saarbrücken.
09/2014 Torben Kienz presented a poster at the Electrochemistry 2014 in Mainz.
09/2014 Anica Wünsche von Leupoldt successfully defended her PhD thesis - congratulations!
08/2014 Philip Heier successfully defended his PhD thesis with distinction - congratulations!
07/2014 Aaron Breivogel successfully defended his PhD thesis with distinction - congratulations!
07/2014 Kristina Hüttinger (got a best poster award - congratulations) presented a poster at the Summer School "Advanced Metal-Organic Chemistry and Catalysis" AMOCC 2014 in Deurne/Netherlands.
06/2014 Our group showed up at the 5th Mainzer JCF AK Symposium 2014 with an overview poster.
06/2014 Jascha Melomedov successfully defended his PhD thesis - congratulations!
04/2014 Jana Leppin successfully defended her PhD thesis - congratulations!

03/2014 The paper by Kristina Hüttinger and Christoph Förster is featured as a cover article in Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 4285-4288.

03/2014 Aaron Breivogel/Andreas Mengel and Kristina Hüttinger (got a best poster award - congratulations) presented posters and Anica Wünsche von Leupoldt gave a talk at the 10th Koordinationschemiker-Treffen in Kaiserslautern.
02/2014 Kristina Hüttinger and Andreas Neidlinger (got a best poster award - congratulations) presented posters and Torben Kienz gave a talk at the 12th Ferrocene Colloquium in Innsbruck/Austria.