Our current research is focused around the synthesis of complex molecular materials
for applications in global challenges such as energy conversion and storage, solar
energy conversion and public healthcare.
Our research ideas revolve around the design and theoretical understanding of molecular
functional components as well as their embedding into complementary solid matrices.
This principle enables us to modify properties of a bulk compound by varying the
molecular components, leading to a unique bottom-up materials design approach where
molecular-level understanding meets application-driven materials design. As a result,
a wide range of functional composite materials based on molecular metal oxide clusters
become accessible, leading to novel applications with direct impact on many globally
relevant research challenges.
Feel free to have a look at the in-depth research interests listed on the left!