VDS Chem Focus Area A

Inorganic Chemistry - Functional Materials

Prof. Freddy Kleitz (Homepage)

Prof. Hans Flandorfer (Homepage)

Prof. Klaus Richter (Homepage)

Computational Biological Chemistry

Prof. Stefan Boresch (Homepage)

Prof. Christian Schröder (Homepage)

Theoretical Chemistry

Prof. Leticia González (Homepage)

Prof. Ivo Hofacker (Homepage)

Prof. Christoph Flamm (u:find)

Dr. Philipp Marquetand, Privatdozent (u:find)

Theoretical & computational chemistry

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Theoretical chemistry contributes to the characterisation of material properties in the fields of biological chemistry and materials chemistry, and also helps to gain insight into the photochemistry of organic and inorganic molecules. In order to obtain a better understanding for the structures, spectroscopic data and reactivity of molecules, quantum chemical program packages are applied. The use of high-precision methods to calculate electron structures, and the development of new methods in the area of molecular reaction dynamics, as well as links between the two areas, are aimed at obtaining fundamental insights into chemical processes and structure-function relationships, and at predicting them in quantitative terms, in molecules, biological systems and materials. (more)

Functional & sustainable materials

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Functional materials are an essential basis of our modern industrial society, with regard to central areas such as energy, environment, mobility, information technology and medicine. The Faculty of Chemistry therefore practices basic and applied research on materials for new, ecologically friendly technologies, on polymers and composites, on metallic, semiconductor, ceramic, thermoelectric and hybrid materials, as well as on catalysts. Special importance is attributed to the production and characterisation of functional structures at the nano and micro levels, and the efficient use of the starting materials for obtaining the desired functional final products, while avoiding waste, minimising the need for energy and using renewable raw materials. For this purpose, manifold synthesising strategies (bottom-up and top-down, catalysed and non-catalysed) and characterisation methods are applied. (more)