Adaptive & Responsive Nanomaterials Group



Schematic overview of research activities


Molecular self-assembly is a common principle of structure formation in natural and synthetic materials. The cooperative assembly of molecular building blocks into ordered super-structures is generally driven by weak, non-covalent intermolecular forces. In our group, we study these formation principles and exploit them for the assembly of responsive nanomaterials with distinct optical properties and adaptive nanomaterials that interact with their environment. Our activities cover the study of nanoscale building blocks and their assembly, the development of suitable analytical and fabrication methods and implementation into various applications.