Frieder Jaekle

Frieder Jaekle


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Research Initiatives

Research in the Jäkle group is at the interface of organometallic, polymer, and materials chemistry. Areas of current interest include:

  • Boron-doped Conjugated Oligomers, Polymers, and PAHs: We pursue new conjugated hybrid materials for applications in organic electronics and as luminescent sensory materials.
  • Stimuli-Responsive and Supramolecular Materials: We utilize new reversible Lewis acid-base interactions, hydrogen bonding, and metal ligand coordination to generate "smart" supramolecular polymers and polymer networks.
  • Sustainable Chemistry: We develop polymer-supported Lewis acids and "frustrated" Lewis pairs (FLPs) for catalysis applications.
  • Chiral Lewis Acids and Lewis Pairs: We investigate planar chiral ferrocenes that are functionalized with Lewis acid/base sites for stereoselective synthesis.

For more detail, please see the ExternalJaekle Group Web Site.


Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2019)

• Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2017)

• ACS Akron Section Award (2012)

Boron in the Americas Award (2012)

Visiting Professorship, Jinan University, China (2010-11)

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2009-2010)

SEAM (Search for Electroactive Materials) Award (2009)

• Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2006-2010)

• Rutgers University Newark Hosford Award Lectureship (2007)

• Rutgers University Board of Trustees Research Fellowship (2006)

• National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004-2008)

•  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997-1999)

•  Fonds der chemischen Industrie (FCI) Studienabschlußstipendium (1997)

• Minerva Foundation Gerhard Martin Julius Schmitt Award (1997)


Diploma, Technical University Munich (1995)

Ph.D., Technical University Munich (1997)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto  (1997-2000)



Polymer and Organometallic Chemistry