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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).

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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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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!

30th March 2022 Giese Group strikes again!

From 28. - 30.03.22 a part of our working group participated in the 48th Conference of the German Liquid Crystal Society and our newest group member Tobias won the best poster award. Congratulation! After the price for the best oral contribution in 2021 it is the second price for our working group at the GLCC.

In addition, we would like to thank the organizers and all participants a for nice conference.

 

17th March 2022 Digitalization of organic chemistry exams

Innovating Exams, Accomplishing Transfer, Fostering Equal Opportunities – these are the key challenges of the PITCH project at the University of Duisburg-Essen, which is funded by the foundation Innovation in University Teaching (Stiftung Innovationen in der Hochschullehre). Together with Dr. Katrin Schüßler and Prof. Dr. Maik Walpuski, Prof. Dr. Michael Giese is currently tackling the challenge of digitalizing organic chemistry exams (details).

16th March 2022 Heisenberg Professor

The Professor-Werdelmann-Foundation successfully funded the Juniorprofessorship of Michael Giese for five years. Now he was promoted to a Heisenberg-Professor position for Supramolecular Materials.

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24th February 2022 Responsive Hydrogen-Bonded Cholesteric Liquid Crystals Photonic Materials

The Co-Operation between Florian and Lukas, from the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, published the article "Hydrogen-Bonded Cholesteric Liquid Crystals—A Modular Approach Toward Responsive Photonic Materials" in Advanced Photonics Research. Congratulations!

8th February 2022 Controlling ambidextrous mirror symmetry

The co-operation between Felix and Mohamed led to a new publication in the Journal of Molecular Liquids on the subject of "Controlling ambidextrous mirror symmetry breaking in photosensitive supramolecular polycatenars by alkyl-chain engineering". Congratulations!

19th January 2022 Paper

Dennis and Cecilia published yet another paper about "Selective Disruption of Survivin's Protein-Protein Interactions: A Supramolecular Approach Based on Guanidiniocarbonylpyrrole" in ChemBioChem. Congratulations!

14th October 2021 Official Start of the Heisenberg-Professorship

Today Michael was promoted to professor of organic chemistry in the framework of the Heisenberg-program. Thank you for all the support that have made it possible . Looking forward to continue working at the UDE.

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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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