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.
The group in December 2014
Recent Group News:
2014 - We welcome new grad students Huina and Kanglei and postdocs Gajanan and Alain. Best wishes to Wenming who assumed a position of Assistant Professor in China, to Jiawei who joined Eugene Chen at Colorado State, and to Xiaodong who moved to U South Carolina!
2014 - Congrats to Mayyadah for winning the 2014 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry
2014/15 - Kshitij and Ami assume positions as scientists at Sirrus, a Cincinnati-based company, and Fei at Alcon in Atlanta
2013 - 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 mid 2015.
2013/14 - Frieder is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Boards of Organometallics and Macromolecules/ACS Macro Letters
2013 - Fei wins the 2013 Dean's Doctoral Dissertation Award for the most outstanding thesis. Congratulations, Fei!
2013 - Congrats to Clarisse for winning the 2013 Sabat Award for Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry
2012/13 - Chengzhong starts as a scientist at WSP Chemical & Technology (Solvay) and Patrick at Novoset, a New Jersey start up company. Our best wishes to both of them!
2011 - Krishnan takes up a faculty position at NISER Bhubaneswar. Congrats and keep rolling, Krishnan!