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

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!
  • 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. All the best to Thilagar!

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


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