Welcome at the Institute of Organic Chemistry II and Advanced Materials / Service Center Mass Spectrometry

Our Institute pursues a broad experimental research program in organic and supramolecular chemistry and materials science. We are active in teaching and education in the area of organic and materials chemistry on all levels and in various degree programs.

We synthesize, develop and optimize novel organic materials with focus on organic semiconductors, conductors and dyes, which are applied in organic electronics, and as well on organic redox active compounds as electrode materials for batteries.

A broad thematic spectrum from fundamental development of novel synthesis methods to multidimensional functional materials including those with supramolecular properties is covered. The investigation of the chemistry and physics of single molecules to bulk materials takes a wide area.

In our research program we have established the following future issues:

  • synthetic chemistry of organic energy, nano, and biomaterials
  • application in organic solar cells and Perovskite solar cells
  • application in organic and metal organic batteries
  • self-organization, surfaces, and scanning probe microscopy
  • synthesis of conjugated nanobelts
  • photoredox catalysis

The research program in the area of conjugated oligomers and polymers is established in diverse interdisciplinary national and international cooperations with academic, institutional, and industrial partners and aims at the application of the newly prepared materials in optoelectronic devices such as solar cells and metal organic batteries.

A summary of the various research areas, molecule and material classes and their applications is given in our publication list of articles and reviews in science journals and book chapters.

Our philosophy: what we want to achieve ... ; what we can do ... ; how we work ...

Prof. Dr. Birgit Esser
Institute Director
e-mail: birgit.esser(at)uni-ulm.de
room: M25/3408

Secretary's office
Gunda Schielmann
tel.: +49 (0)731-50-22851 / Mo-Do
e-mail: gunda.schielmann(at)uni-ulm.de
room: O26/4120

Universität Ulm
Institut für Organische Chemie II und Neue Materialien
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm

Staff of the Institute