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 December 2014

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

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Recent Group News:

  • 2014 - We welcome new grad students Huina and Kanglei and postdocs Gajanan and Alain. Best wishes to Jiawei who graduated, Wenming who assumed a position of Assistant Professor and Xiaodong who moved to U South Carolina!
  • 2014 - Congratulations to Mayyadah for winning the 2014 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2014 - Kshitij joins Sirrus, a Cincinnati-based company, as an Associate Scientist
  • 2013 - Our proposal for establishment of a $2.1 M polymer characterization facility has been recommended for funding by the State of New Jersey. Poly-RUN is expected to be fully operational in early 2015.
  • 2013 - Frieder is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Organometallics
  • 2013 - Fei wins the 2013 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 and to Mayyadah for securing a highly competetive Dean's Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2013 - Pangkuan moved to MIT for a postdoc with Holten-Anderson and Fei joined Anne McNeil's group at the University of Michigan. Good luck to both of them!
  • 2013 - Chengzhong starts as a chemist at WSP Chemical & Technology (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 - 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 - 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!

Some Recent Research Highlights:


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


Copyright © F. Jäkle / Last Updated September 2014