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