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 2020/2021

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!


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.

August 2021

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

August 2021

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

July 2020

We have a 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!

January 2021

After finishing his master-thesis and an industrial internship at Evonik, Jan has once again returned to our group as a PhD student, continuing his work on novel biologically active rotaxanes. Best of luck!

December 2020

Great news! Jan-Erik´s paper about supramolecular polymers with reversed temperature/viscosity profile was accepted for publication in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and will be part of the special issue "Molecular Recognition" in memory of Carsten Schmuck. Congrats!

November 2020

Now it is official! Jochen has been promoted to Professor of Organic Chemistry in the framework of a Heisenberg-professorship (see press release here). Thanks to everyone in the group (past and present) for the great work and team spirit that made this possible. Looking forward to continuing our work here at the UDE!

For more news, check our Archive!