Welcome to the Jäkle Research Group !

Research in the Jäkle group is at the interface of organometallic, polymer and materials chemistry. Areas of current interest include:

  • Boron-doped Conjugated Oligomers, Polymers, and PAHs: We pursue new conjugated hybrid materials for applications in organic electronics and as luminescent sensory materials.
  • Nanostructured Luminescent Materials: We use controlled polymerization methods to prepare luminescent (co)polymers  and study their self-assembly.
  • Stimuli-Responsive and Supramolecular Materials: We utilize new scorpionate-type ligands for the development of supramolecular metallopolymers.
  • Sustainable Chemistry: We develop polymer-supported Lewis acids and “frustrated” Lewis pairs (FLPs) for catalysis applications.
  • Chiral Lewis Acids and Lewis Pairs: We investigate planar chiral ferrocenes that are functionalized with Lewis acid/base sites for stereoselective synthesis.

Group Picture
The group in August 2016
We encourage inquiries of prospective new undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing cutting-edge research at the interface of main group and materials chemsitry. Please contact Prof. Jaekle at

Recent Group News:

  • 2016 Frieder presents a plenary lecture at the European conference on Smart Inorganic Polymers in Portugal and a keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Catalysis and Fine Chemicals (C&FC-2016) in Taiwan
  • 2016 ACS SEED summer student Mary-Jane wins a Poster Award for her work on borinic acid monomers and polymers
  • 2016 Huina, Nurcan and Kanglei will present their research at ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia
  • 2016 Welcome to ACS SEED summer scholars Jamila and Mary-Jane; summer interns Shivani, Nandini and Weijia; and postdoctoral fellows Yi from Lynn Loo's group and Joydeb from Chandrasekhar's group
  • 2015/16 - Frieder & Alain present at the Pacifichem meeting; Frieder (plenary) and Huina attend the first Zing Conference on Inorganic Polymers in San Diego
  • 2015 - ACS SEED summer intern Cindy Gnawa wins best poster award at the North Jersey ACS section poster session. Congrats!
  • 2014/15 - We welcome new grad students Huina, Kanglei, Monika and postdoc Alain
  • 2014/15 - Best wishes to Wenming who assumed a position of Assistant Professor in China; to Jiawei at Colorado State with Eugene Chen, Pangkuan at MIT with Holten-Anderson, Xiaodong at Columbia U with Luis Campos; Kshitij and Ami at Sirrus, Fei at Alcon, and Gajanan at Solvay company!
  • 2014 - Congrats to Mayyadah for winning the 2014 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2014 - PolyRU-N, a new $2.1 M polymer/nanomaterials characterization facility is funded by the State of New Jersey and expected to be fully operational in 2016.
  • 2014 - Frieder is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Boards of Organometallics and Macromolecules/ACS Macro Letters

Some Recent Research Highlights:


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