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The Research Groups (alphabetically sorted)

Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Lehrstuhl für Chemistry of thin film materials

Room: Room 02.136
Cauerstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Development of preparative methods for the production of novel nanostructured materials, interfaces and coatings
  • Energy conversion: Optimization of charge carrier transport and exchange at nanostructured interfaces in solar cells, batteries and other electrodes

Prof. Dr. Marcus Bär

Professor of X-ray spectroscopy at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy at FAU, and Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB)

Albert-Einstein-Str. 15
12489 Berlin

Research Focus

  • X-ray spectroscopy on interfaces of thin layers
  • In-situ- and operando-examinations of (photo)electrocatalytic materials

Prof. Dr. Nicolai Burzlaff

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Inorganic Chemistry

Room: Room A3.38
Egerlandstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • N,N,O tripod ligands
  • κ3-N,N,O-binding ligands
  • Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Aroma and Smell Research

Henkestraße 9
91054 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Characterization of odour-active substances relevant to human food and the environment
  • Resorption, transmission and metabolism processes of odour-active compounds in humans
  • Physiological and psychological behaviours of humans as a result of odour exposure

Prof. Dr. Tim Clark

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Computer Chemistry Centre (CCC)

Room: Room CCC 2.204
CCC, Nägelsbachstraße 25
91052 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Computational methods for the simulation of chemical and biological systems
  • Mechanisms of reactions to redox-active metal centers
  • Reactions of organic radicals
  • Conformational changes of proteins that lead to biological switching functions

Prof. Dr. Romano Dorta

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Room: Room A 1.12
Egerlandstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Synthetic organometallic chemistry
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Functional ionic liquids

Prof. Dr. Thomas Drewello

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Physical Chemistry

Room: Room P 3.54
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Physical Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Henry Dube

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry I

Room: Room 04.049
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research areas

  • Molecular machines
  • Photochemistry
  • Functional supramolecular systems
  • Physical-organic chemistry

Prof. Dr. Jutta Eichler

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Eichler)

Room: Room 01.230
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Research into protein-protein interactions using synthetic mimetics of protein binding sites
  • Modulation of protein functions through targeted intervention in the underlying molecular interactions
  • Research into novel antiviral therapeutic approaches
  • Development of peptide chemical methods for site-specific chemical ligation and protein modification

Prof. Dr. Rainer Fink

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Physical Chemistry

Room: Room P 2.51
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Secretary

Research Focus

  • X-ray microscopy with high-brilliant synchrotron radiation
  • Functional organic layers
  • Molecular self-organization

Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)

Room: Room 02.237
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research areas

Discovery of highly selective ligands of G protein-coupled receptors based on high-resolution biomolecular structures: design, synthesis, binding and activation studies, molecular dynamics simulations

Prof. Dr. Andreas Görling

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Theoretical Chemistry

Room: Room TH 1.79b
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Quantum chemistry
  • Development of density functional methods for finite systems (molecules and clusters) and periodic systems (polymers, molecular wires, surfaces and solids)

Prof. Dr. Franziska Gröhn

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Molecular Nanostructures

Room: Room 0.113-13
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Organic synthesis
  • Characterization of nanoscale structures

Prof. Dr. Dirk Guldi

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Physical Chemistry I

Room: Room P 3.51
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Secretary

Research Focus

  • Spectroscopic and microscopic techniques for characterizing new molecular architectures
  • Supermolecular hybrid systems, quantum dots, quantum rods and nanoparticles
  • Ultra-short-term spectroscopy, vibration spectroscopy, microscopy
  • Molecular light-controlled systems

Prof. Dr. Simon Hammann

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Juniorprofessur für Lebensmittelsicherheit und-qualität (am Henriette Schmidt-Burkhardt Lehrstuhl)

Room: Room 00.226
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Investigation of lipids using chromatography and mass spectrometry

Prof. Dr. Sjoerd Harder, PhD

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Harder)

Room: Room A3.14
Egerlandstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

Research areas

  • Sustainable Catalysis with main group metals
  • Activation of aromatic systems and strong C-H bonds with main group metal cocktails
  • Metal hydride chemistry and catalytic (de)hydrogenation
  • Synthesis and reactivity of low valent main group metal complexes
  • Lanthanide chemistry
  • Volatile gold complexes for Focused-Electron-Beam-Induced-Deposition
  • Challenging preparative synthetic methods under inert atmosphere

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrich

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Heinrich)

Room: Room 05.058
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

PD Dr. Andreas Heßelmann

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Theoretical Chemistry

Room: Room TH 1.801
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Development of generally applicable new density functionals that are based on wave-function methods but in which the favourable scaling behaviour of standard DFT is conserved

PD Dr. Wolfgang Hieringer

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Theoretical Chemistry

Room: Room TH 1.803
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Density-functional methods to investigate theoretically study complex problems in materials science, catalysis, and chemical bonding theory, with a special focus on systems containing transition metals

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Room: Room 04.052
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, porphyrins, dendrimers, calixarene and acetylene compounds
  • Development of new synthesis methods for, e. g., chiral and amphiphilic functional units as well as for derivatized carbon-rich molecules
  • Systematic research into the self-building of achiral and chiral supramolecular overstructures
  • Calculation of molecular properties with quantum mechanical methods

Prof. Dr. Petra Imhof

Technical Director

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professur für Computational Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Imhof)

Room: Room 2.110
Nägelsbachstraße 25
91052 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry

Room: Room A 2.37
Egerlandstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Metal-controlled biological processes at the molecular level and their handling in the pharmacological sense as well as their application in bio-inspired catalysis and biotechnology
  • Rational synthesis of bioactive metal complexes
  • Superoxide

apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Jux

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Room: Room 04.038
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

PD Dr. Evgeny Kataev

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Room: Room 04.037
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Marat Khusniyarov

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Meyer)

Room: Room A00.45
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Carola Kryschi

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Physical Chemistry

Room: Room P 0.133
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Multifunctional magnetoplasmonic Au-Fe3O4 nanoheterodimers for multimodal cancer therapies
  • Multicellular tumor spheroids as an in vivo-like tumor model for validating nanotherapeutics
  • Plexcitonic gold nanostructures for optoelectronic applications

PD Dr. Harald Lanig

Research Data Management
Room: Room 0.06
Martensstraße 5a
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • The application of homology modelling and molecule dynamics simulations to clarify the structure and function of biomolecules

Prof. i. R. Dr. Geoffrey Lee, Apoth.

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Pharmaceutics (Prof. Fischer)

Room: Room 0.621
Cauerstraße 4, Haus 6
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

  • Examining ways of processing peptides and proteins and their formulations so that the active substance maintains its optimal stability and activity.
  • Formulation of polymeric thin films for use as transdermal systems

Prof. Dr. Jörg Libuda

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis (Prof. Dr. Libuda)

Room: Room 0.113-10
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research areas

  • Model studies in interface and materials science bridging fundamental and applied research
  • Functional interfaces and nanomaterials
  • New materials in energy storage and conversion, catalysis, electrochemistry, molecular electronics, and nanotechnology
  • In-situ and operando spectroscopy and microscopy from ideal environments to realistic conditions

Dr. Florian Maier, Akad. Dir.

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Physical Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Steinrück)

Room: Room P 3.90
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Mandel)

Room: Room A 2.20
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Area

  • Assembly of inorganic nano building blocks to functional supraparticles
  • Application of the supraparticles towards a sustainable inorganic chemistry in the fields of environment, resources and energy

PD Dr. Hubertus Marbach

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Physical Chemistry II

Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Computational Chemistry (ICMM)

Room: Room CCC 2.308
CCC, Nägelsbachstraße 25
91052 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Karsten Meyer

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Meyer)

Room: Room A 3.4 - 3.5
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

The research interests in the Meyer working group aim to build bridges between classical coordination chemistry and the current fields of supramolecular, bioinorganic and organometallic chemistry. The synthesis of new chelating ligands and their coordination compounds with transition metals and actinides is in the foreground.

Prof. Dr. Andriy Mokhir

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Mokhir)

Room: Room 04.047
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

Prof. Mokhir's research topics include the development of controllable chemical catalysts and their application (a) for the detection of biomolecules (nucleic acids, proteins) in living cells, (b) for the development of functional nanostructures, and (c) as cancer-specific cytostatics.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühlich, Apoth.

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacy (Prof. Dr. Mühlich)

Room: Room 05.055
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Dr. Dominik Munz

Independent Research Group Leader

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Meyer)

Room: Room A00.45
Egerlandstraße 1
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ulrich Nickel

Emeritus

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Physical Chemistry I (Prof. Dr. Guldi)

Room: Room P 3.55
Physikalische Chemie, Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

PD Dr. Christian Papp

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Physical Chemistry II

Room: Room P 2.70
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

Surface and in situ spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. Monika Pischetsrieder

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Food Chemistry (Henriette Schmidt Burkhardt)

Room: Room 04.056
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

The Food Chemistry research group focuses on the molecular determinants of food bioactivity and functionality. Foods are complex systems, which are composed of thousands of different components. In order to understand how the food's molecular composition modulates its (bio-)function, comprehensive profiling methods are applied based on cutting-edige mass spectrometry methods and bioinformatics tools.

PD Dr. Ralph Puchta

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Room: Room A2.12
Egerlandstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

Research Focus

In close cooperation with experimental research groups, we investigate bioinorganic and biomimetic systems using quantum chemical methods and experiments, ligand exchange and enantiomeization processes. Our focus is on main group and late transition metal ions (e.g. Li+, Be2+, Al3+, In3+, Pd2+, Pt2+, Zn2+, etc.).

PD Dr. María Belén Ruiz Ruiz

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Theoretical Chemistry

Room: Room TH 1.474
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schatz

Dekan der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Schatz)

Room: Room 04.043
Universitätsstr. 40
91054 Erlangen

Research Focus

Our current scientific interest is focused on the field of supramolecular chemistry. Weak interactions with artificial host molecules are exploited to specifically identify small guests. These detection processes are used, for example, in catalysis - here the focus is on organic-chemical transformations in aqueous medium.

Dr. Tatyana Shubina, PhD

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Computer Chemistry Centre (CCC)

Room: Room CCC 2.201b
CCC, Nägelsbachstraße 25
91052 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Steinrück

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Physical Chemistry II

Room: Room P 3.92
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Secretary

Research Focus

  • Ionic liquid surface science
  • Surface Chemistry of porphyrins
  • Liquid metal catalysis
  • In situ studies of surface reactions
  • Supported graphene

Prof. Dr. Svetlana Tsogoeva

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Tsogoeva)

Room: Room 04.048
Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Str. 10
91058 Erlangen

Prof. Dr. Dirk Zahn

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor for Theoretical Chemistry

Room: Room CCC 2.302
CCC, Nägelsbachstraße 25
91052 Erlangen

Research Focus

Theoretical chemistry, atomic simulation with focus on germformation processes and material chemistry