The long-term goal of our research is to develop new, functional materials whose chemical composition and structure and thus their properties can be specifically adjusted for a desired application. In recent years, we have succeeded in getting closer to this goal by developing new synthesis concepts for different classes of materials, from organic to inorganic materials.  This interdisciplinary approach, in which inorganic and organic chemistry, polymer and materials sciences are combined, will continue to be further developed and advanced at TU Berlin in the coming years.

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Nanostructured Inorganic Materials

The introduction of defined nanostructures in materials can improve their properties or even create entirely new properties. In the group we deal with two different types of nanostructured inorganic materials.

Microporous Polymer Networks

Microporous Polymer Networks (MPNs) feature pores of diameters below 2 nm and consequently very high surface areas and are exclusively built up from organic matter connected by covalent bonds.


The replacement of fossil resources by sustainable and green synthetic fuels and chemicals is inevitable to reduce the emission of CO2 significantly and thus to combat climate change.