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!

Please don't hesitate to apply even in times of Corona if you are interested!

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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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.

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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!

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July 2020

We have two new publications!

Huibin´s and Jan-Erik´s work on switchable Au-nanoparticles was published in Chem. Eur. J.!

Furthermore, Jan´s Minireview about Mechanically Interlocked Molecules for Biomedical Applications was accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem. and will be featured on the Front Cover! Congratulations, everyone!

February-April 2021

We have a couple of new group members!

Christoph joins the group as a Master-student, working on heterocatenanes for catalysis.

Matthias joins as a Master-student, working on topologically chiral catenanes.

Sophia will perform her Bachelor-thesis in our group, working on cooperative catalysis.

Welcome everyone and good luck!


February 2021

We have two new publications! The work of Carel and Rohan about fluorescent chemosensors as well as Fabians research on heteroternary photoredoxcatalysts were accepted for publication! Congratulations!

For more news, check our Archive!