Welcome to the Jäkle Research Group !

Research in the Jäkle group is highly interdisciplinary, involving aspects of organic, organometallic, polymer and materials chemistry. Areas of current interest include:

  • Controlled Free Radical Polymerization of Functional Monomers
  • Self-assembly of Organoboron Block Copolymer and Star Polymers
  • Chemical Sensors based on Luminescent Polymers
  • New Electron-acceptor Conjugated Materials for Optoelectronic Devices
  • Polymer-supported Redox-active Metal Complexes
  • Polymer-supported Catalysts based on FLPs
  • Planar Chiral Lewis Acids and Frustrated Lewis Pairs in Stereoselective Synthesis.

The group in July 2012

The 2014 Boron in the Americas conference (BORAM XIV) will take place on the Newark campus of Rutgers University from June 15-19th 2014.

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Recent Group News:

  • 2013 - Frieder is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics
  • 2013 - Fei wins this year's Graduate School Dean's Doctoral Dissertation Award for the most outstanding thesis. Congratulations, Fei!
  • 2013 - Congratulations to Clarisse for winning the 2013 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry at the Undergraduate Level and to Mayyadah for securing a highly competetive Dean's Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2013 - Pangkuan is moving to MIT for a postdoc and Fei joins Anne McNeil's group at the University of Michigan. Good luck to both of them!
  • 2013 - Our proposal for establishment of a $2.1 M polymer characterization facility at Rutgers-Newark (PolyRU-N) has been recommended for funding by the State of New Jersey
  • 2013 - Chengzhong starts as a chemist at WSP Chemical & Technology, a company recently acquired by Solvay
  • 2012 - Patrick secures a job at Novoset, a New Jersey start up company. Our best wishes to Patrick!
  • 2012 - Frieder is the recipient of the 2012 ACS Akron Section Award (award lecture presented on Nov. 6, 2012) and the 2012 Boron in the Americas Award
  • 2012 - Fei wins an ACS POLY travel award to present his work at the World Polymer Congress in Virginia !
  • 2012 - Pangkuan is selected to participate in the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium at the 2012 ACS San Diego meeting.
  • 2012 - Frank receives an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation return fellowship to start his Habilitation in Prof. Baeuerle's group (Universitaet Ulm)
  • 2011 - Krishnan takes up a faculty position at NISER Bhubaneswar. Congrats and keep rolling, Krishnan!
  • 2010 - Haiyan graduates and moves to the University of Washington for a postdoc with Prof. Sam Jenekhe
  • 2010 - Congrats to Yang on landing a faculty position at the University of New Mexico! We all wish him good luck!
  • 2009 - Thilagar takes up a faculty position at IISC Bangalore. Congrats and good luck, Thilagar!
  • 2008 - Anand starts an R&D position at Silberline Inc, PA; he recently moved to Exxon Mobil

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ADDRESS : Olson Hall, Room 336, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 73 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102


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