Scientific Collaborators

Prof. Leonhard Grill
(University of Graz)

Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (LT, UHV) to investigate:
Chemical reactions (on-surface polymerization) and switching processes
as well as self-assembly and manipulation.
 

Prof. Paolo Samorì
(ISIS-ULP Strasbourg)

Transistor fabrication and characterization for photoaddressable OTFTs.
STM (RT, liq.-sol.) and AFM to study foldamer conformations and self-assembly.
 

Prof. A. P. H. J. (Albert) Schenning
(Eindhoven University of Technology)

Generation and characterization of liquid-crystalline polymer oscillators/actuators
 

Prof. Norbert Koch
(HU Berlin, Dept. Phys.)

UPS/XPS of molecular layers on various substrates to investigate electronic properties, in particular in relations to adsorption geometry and self-assembly.
 

Prof. Stefan Kowarik
(HU Berlin, Dept. Phys.)

Coherent Optics with X-rays  - Time Resolved Surface Science.
 

Prof. Christian Limberg
(HU Berlin, Dept. Chem.)

Coordination chemistry of clickates and clickamers.
 

Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe
(HU Berlin, Dept. Phys.)

AFM and STM (RT, liq.-sol.) to characterize polymers, oligomers, and functional molecules (switches) on various substrate surfaces.
 

Prof. Stephanie Reich
(FU Berlin, Dept. Phys.)

Functionalization of carbon nanotubes with molecular switches and their characterization (Raman, fluorescence).
 

Prof. Peter Saalfrank
(University of Potsdam)

Computational work on photochemical, electrochemical as well as thermal reactions of azobenzenes and diarylethenes.
 
Prof. Christoph Schalley
(Freie Universität Berlin)

Supramolecular chemistry of multivalent host-guest systems
 

Prof. Petra Tegeder
(University of Heidelberg)

Spectroscopy at surfaces (2PPE, HREELS etc.) to investigate switching processes and characterize extended π-systems on surfaces.
 

Prof. Christina Thiele
(TU Darmstadt)

NMR spectroscopy to investigate conformational behavior of foldamers and photoswitchable catalysts in solution.
 

Prof. Andreas Thünemann
(BAM Berlin)

Scattering (SAXS, DLS) to characterize individual macromolecules and their aggregates in solution.
 
Prof. Josef Wachtveitl
(Goethe University Frankfurt/Main)


Dynamics of light-induced switching processes using time-resolved optical spectroscopy (fs vis-pump/vis-probe and vis-pump/IR-probe)
 

Prof. Martin Weinelt
(FU Berlin, Dept. Phys.)

Computational work on various photoswitchable catalysts.
 

Profs. Fritz Henneberger & Sylke Blumstengel
(HU Berlin, Dept. Phys.)

Preparation of hybrids of organic semiconductors and ZnO grown by MBE and their characterization.
 

Prof. Michael Bühl
(University of St Andrews)

Computational work on various photoswitchable catalysts.