The Group

The group in hybrid mode while being delocalised between Göttingen and Hamburg in May 2023 (León, Piet, Christian, Lisa)

PhD Students

Christian Urbank studied Chemistry at the Technical University Dresden and did his Master thesis at the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf. In May 2022 he joined the group as the first PhD student and is investigating low-valent actinide complexes with hybrid ligands for small molecule activation.

Rupesh obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry from the University of Delhi and subsequently an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Indian Institue of Technology in Madras, where he completed his Masters project in the group of Prof. Dr. Arnab Rit. In September 2023 he joined the group as a PhD student in Hamburg and will investigate functionalised aryloxide ligands for f-elements and their reactivity.

Master Students

León Hillers obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. He joined the group in May 2023 for his Master thesis on a series of potentially hemilabile ligands and their f-element complexes.

Jan Locher obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the Universitiy of Paderborn. He then studied for his M.Sc. at the University of Göttingen, where he joined the group first for a research internship, then as a student research assistant and finally for his Master thesis on some fundamental aspects of lanthanide coordination chemistry.

Student Research Assistants

Piet Böttcher


Master Theses
Leonard Naß (2022)

Bachelor Theses
Ying Sun (2023)
Piet Böttcher (2023)

Research Interns
Robert Keller (November-December 2022)
Sophia Wachendorf (November-December 2022)
Niclas Werthmann (September-October 2022)
Daniel Meleschko (June-July 2022)
Leander May (May-June 2022)
Jan Locher (April-May 2022)
Anatoly Zuev (February-March 2021)
Petr Melichar (October 2021)
Leonard Naß (June 2021)

Student Research Assistants
Robert Keller (January-April 2023)
Jan Locher (August 2022 – March 2023)