cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Prof. Felix R. Fischer , University of California at Berkeley

Teaching Polymers the Meaning of Life & Quantum Confinement in Graphene Nanostructures

25.05.2016 (Wednesday) , 13:30 - 15:00
Seminar Room HEM 219 , Mommsenstr. 4 , 01069 Prof. Felix R. Fischer

My group pursues a multidisciplinary research approach dedicated to the design and the synthesis
of graphene-based functional organic materials with precisely defined properties, their controlled
assembly into hierarchical structures, and the evaluation of their performance both at the
molecular and the macroscopic scale. We strive to understand, control, and harness the exotic
physical properties emerging from quantum confinement effects in nanomaterials. We develop a
suite of novel synthetic strategies based on surface reactions that offer an unprecedented
atomically precise control over key parameters (length, width, symmetry) that define the
electronic structure of nanographene devices.

Assistant Professor, born 1980
Diplom, Chemistry, Ruperto-Carola University, Heidelberg (2004)
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (2008)
Leopoldina Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, New York (2008-2011)
Felix R. Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. His
research focuses on the rational design of novel organic functional materials for applications in
molecular electronic devices such as field effect transistors, solar cells, and single molecule
sensors. In an effort to control the structure of these materials both on the single molecule as
well as on a macroscopic scale – a prerequisite for a superior performance – we take advantage
of tools derived from supramolecular chemistry and concepts identified in biologically relevant
molecular recognition events. Using a newly developed highly controlled ring-opening metathesis
polymerization reaction of strained alkynes the Fischer Group explores routes towards highly
defined low-dimensional conjugated carbon-rich materials.

Everybody is welcome!

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