Welcome to the Pérez-Ojeda group
Carbon cages comprise a class of nanoarchitectures possessing hollow interiors which is of great interest in fundamental supramolecular chemistry (endohedral guest binding) and might also find applications such as catalyst support, batteries, and drug delivery systems. Our group focuses on representative prototypes of cages regarding the wall architecture, namely, closed cages and porous networks with an accessible cavity. We target the reductive functionalization of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) or multilayered arrangements of closed fullerene shells with a matryoshka-like structure and the synthesis of carbon-rich void cages such as cyclophanes and molecular cages for selective carbon allotrope recognition.
Motivated undergraduate students who are interested in our research topics are encouraged to join our group for BSc, HiWi and MSc projects. Please contact Dr. Pérez-Ojeda by email or directly at the office (05.047)
There are currently no funded PhD or postdoc positions available. However, applicants with a strong track record who wish to apply for external funding (e.g. Alexander von Humboldt, MSCA Marie Curie) are encouraged to get in contact by email.