We are a young research group established in spring 2021 at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Since May 2023 we are based at the Institute of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. We are interested in fundamental actinide and lanthanide coordination chemistry, especially of uranium. Our work encompasses the synthesis of air- and moisture-sensitive coordination and organometallic compounds and their crystallographic and spectroscopic investigation, as well as investigation of their reactivity. Furthermore we are interested in computational chemistry and employ quantum chemical methods to help us understand unusual bonding situations and reactivities.
October 2023: Jan returns
Welcome back to Jan, who has joined the group again for his Master thesis at our Göttingen outpost. We are excited to see the chemistry coming from his endeavours into lanthanides!
September 2023: Rupesh starts his PhD
We welcome Rupesh, who arrived to Hamburg to start his PhD in the group. We are happy to have you here and are looking forward to some nice chemistry!
May 2023: León joins the group
León joined us for his Master thesis at the University of Hamburg. Exciting times and chemistry ahead!
May 2023: Official start in Hamburg
As of May, the group now officially is part of the Institute of Inorganic and Applied Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. We will still be partially delocalised between Göttingen and Hamburg while the lab infrastructure is updated, but we are excited of what is to come!
March 2023: The group will be moving to Hamburg
Lisa has accepted an offer for a junior professorship with tenure track of the University of Hamburg, which means that the group will move further north in the coming months! This also means we’re looking for motivated PhD students to join the team (see “Join us!” for details).
February 2023: Piet starts his Bachelor thesis
Piet joined the group for his Bachelor thesis. We are happy to have you here and are looking forward to some nice chemistry!
January 2023: Robert starts as a research assistant
After completing his research internship, Robert joins forces with Jan as a student research assistant on the Daimler and Benz Stiftung project. Welcome back!
December 2022: Ying starts her Bachelor thesis
Welcome to Ying, who is carrying out her Bachelor thesis in the group. Best of luck with the chemistry and enjoy your time!
November 2022: Sophia and Robert started their internships
Welcome to Sophia and Robert who are both doing a research internship with us this semester!
September 2022: Jan and Niclas (re)joined the group
Jan is back as a student research assistant on a project funded by the Daimler und Benz Stiftung and Niclas has started his research internship.
June 2022: Daniel joined the group
A warm welcome to Daniel for his research internship!
May 2022: Leander joined the group
The group is growing: We welcome Leander for a research intership!
May 2022: Christian joined the group
We are very happy to welcome Christian into the group as the first PhD student!
April 2022: Leonard and Jan (re)joined the group
Welcome back to Leonard, who returned to the group to start his Master thesis. Jan joined us this month as well for a research internship. We’re looking forward to some exciting chemistry!
February 2022: Anatoly joined the group
We welcome Anatoly for his research internship on the reactivity of uranium complexes.
October 2021: Petr joined the group
A warm welcome to Petr, who is carrying out a research internship on the computational aspects of our work.
June 2021: Leonard joined the group
Leonard started his research internship as the first student in the group. Welcome and have fun!