Welcome to the Niemeyer group!


We are glad you found us!

Our research group was started in 2014 at the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Our research interests are in the field of organic and supramolecular chemistry, with the particular aim of generating functional supramolecular structures. We are excited to have started our independent research and to explore new aspects of supramolecular chemistry. Please see our research page for additional information.

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Prof. Dr. Jochen Niemeyer
Faculty of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstraße 7
45141 Essen, Germany

Room: S07 S04 C21
Phone: +49 201 183-3148
Email:  jochen.niemeyer@uni-due.de

Bachelor- and Master-theses 2021/2022

We are always looking for interested students! If you are interested in Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry and would like to join our group for your Vertiefungs- or Analytikpraktikum or for your Bachelor- or Master-thesis, don't hesitate to contact us. For a short description of two possible topics, please see here!

If you would like to know more please contact Jochen Niemeyer (mail) directly! I am happy to tell you more about our research and about possible projects!

PhD and Postdoc-applications welcome!

Applications from highly motivated graduate students are always welcome! If you look for research opportunities in the field of organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry, please contact Jochen Niemeyer directly (mail). I am happy to help with scholarship applications!

Diversity commitment

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. In our group, we welcome all researchers without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other aspect which makes them unique. We are commited to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and enjoy science as a team effort!


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March 2022

We have two new publications!

Matthias´ Minireview about "BINOL as a chiral element in mechanically interlocked molecules"  was published in the Beilstein J. Org. Chem.! Congratulations!

Together with Xiao-yu Hu from Nanjing, we published a paper on novel AIEgens for Ni2+ sensing in Chem. Commun.! Hopefully we can soon re-start our collaboration in the context of the Sino-German Mobility Programme!



February 2022

Maike receives a fellowship from the Heinrich-Hertz-Foundation for a 3-month stay in the group of Prof. Ivo Leito at Tartu University in Estonia. Congratulations!

Also the the department press release here.

January 2022

We have a couple of new group members!

Yuriy joined the group in Nov 2021 from HHU Düsseldorf to work on his Master-thesis.

In Jan 2022, Nikolai started his Master-thesis and Somayyeh joined as a postdoctoral coworker after a first Postdoc in Ivo Leito´s group in Tartu!

Welcome everyone and best of luck!

2021 12 Christmas Party

December 2021

The AK Niemeyer slowly gets into the Christmas mood and has a small group celebration. Good food and Secret Santa with many funny presents! Thanks to everyone for their hard work in 2021!!!

2021 Niemeyer Hu Group Meeting

September 2021

To discuss science in times of Corona, we had another online-symposium with good friends. Thanks to everyone in the group of Prof. Xiaoyu Hu at NUAA in Nanjing for participating!

2021 Niemeyer Goldup Group Meeting

September 2021

We had an online group meeting together with the wonderful group of Prof. Stephen Goldup in Southampton. It was great to discuss science, mostly of course involving interlocked molecules!

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August 2021

We have a new publication! After seven years of work, we have finally finalized the synthesis of complementary double-helices based on the 1,1´-binaphthyl-framework. This work by Maike, Frescilia and Simon was now published in Chem. Commun.!

Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved.

Dj Defense

August 2021

Dennis successfully defends his thesis and becomes Dr. Dennis! Well done and congratulations!

Matthias Krajnc

August 2021

We have a new (old) group member! After finishing his Master-thesis, Matthias joins the group as a PhD-student! Welcome back!

For more news, check our Archive!