PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein, LMU Munich
Topic of Diploma Thesis: Preparation and Characterisation of MOF-based Chromatographic Metal Capillaries
2005 - 2010
Diploma in Chemistry at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Research Project in the group of Prof. Signe Kjelstrup; NTNU Trondheim, Norway
Scholarship of the IDK-NBT (Elite Network of Bavaria)
Semester Scholarship of the VNG (Verbundnetz Gas AG)
Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are highly porous crystalline materials exclusively made out of light elements. COFs can be synthesized by co-condensation of boronic acids with polyalcohols resulting in porous networks. In the case of two-dimensional layered structures the network is held together in the third dimension by π-stacking. Their high thermal stability, high surface area with permanent porosity and tunable pore size make COFs interesting materials for gas storage, separation and catalysis as well as sensing applications. Recently, photoactive COFs with high charge carrier mobilities have been reported. Using electroactive organic building blocks in COF synthesis, conductive networks can be obtained. This may lead to potential applications of these materials in photovoltaic devices.
The aim of my PhD thesis is to develop conductive covalent organic frameworks with high surface areas. Special focus lies in the development of thin ordered COF films and the measurement of their charge carrier mobility.