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The Junior Research Group is affiliated with the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen and was started in June 2014. Our research field is the synthesis and analysis of supramolecular functional aggregates, especially those with liquid crystalline properties. A major goal is to utilize and control the molecular self-assembly of discotic aggregates and understand the underlying principles in detail in order to develop novel supramolecular liquid crystals for potential applications in optical and electronic devices such as organic solar cells or light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).



Prof. Dr. Michael R. A. Giese
Heisenberg-Professor for Supramolecular Materials
Faculty of Chemistry | Organic Chemistry | University of Duisburg-Essen
Room S07 S00 C21 | Universitätsstraße 7 | 45141 Essen
Phone: +49 201 183-2087
Email:   michael.giese@uni-due.de
Web:     www.gieselab.de

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14th June 2023 And an otherone wins a prize

Thorben received an award for his poster at the 2nd Münster Symposium on Intelligent Matter.


2nd June 2023

Dennis has finally finished his doctorate and can now concentrate on the important things, congratulations and all the best for the future.

26th April 2023 Is it a Bird? A plane? No! it's Meik with a PHD!

Today Meik Blanke successfully defended his PHD and is now owner of a nice pigeon hat, which he earned through a lot of work. Congratulations and all the best for the future!

22 - 24th March 49th German Liquid Crystal Conference

Also this year our working group participated in the GLCC in Stuttgart. We would like to thank the organizers for a nice conference and hope to see you all again next year in Essen.

March 2023 Welcome to Essen

Roshanak joins the Giese Group for 6 months. In this time she will work on hybrid materials processed by additive manufacturing. Enjoy your time in Essen and good luck with your project!

December 2022 Scientific Exchange with the University of Belgrade

From 21.11 to 12.12.22 Thorben and Tobias joined the group of Prof. Nemanja Trisovic at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) to work on bent-core liquid crystals. Thanks for your hospitality and see you soon!

September 2022 Research Guests from Serbia

Aleksandra and the leader of the serbian working group, Nemanja, join our group in september for a short reasearch stay.
We hope they enjoy their stay here in Essen.

June 2022 DAAD Exchange to Belgrade

In June Alexander travelled to our DAAD cooperation partner in Belgrade. For one Month he worked in the group of Nemanja Trišović. It was a very successful and pleasant stay. We hope that we will meet again soon, this time here in Essen. Vidimo se!

3rd May 2022 Mini-Symposium on Luminescent Materials for Additive Manufacturing

On the 3rd Mai we had our virtual Mini-Symposium on "Luminescent Materials for Additive Manufacturing" with the working group of Yann Molard from the Rennes Institute of Chemical Science in france. We hope on good and productive work together and many successful projects in the future.

8th April 2022 En Route to Adaptive Liquid Crystals with Dynamic Covalent Chemistry

Meik's work in Cooperation with Francesco, from the University of British Columbia, on "Manipulation of Liquid Crystalline Properties by Dynamic Covalent Chemistry-En Route to Adaptive Materials" has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!

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Bachelor- and Master-theses

You are interested in supramolecular functional materials and liquid crystals? - Then contact Michael Giese for more details on prospective Bachelor- and Master-projects or stop by in his office (room S07 S04 C25)

Prospective Students, PhD students and Post-Docs

We are looking for motivated students who are interested in supramolecular materials. Students interested in joining the group for their bachelor or master theses or for a research project (Vertiefungspraktikum) are encouraged to apply.

Applications of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome and we are happy to help highly qualified prospective coworkers with their scholarship applications. For details please contact Michael Giese.


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