The Young Academy of Spain organized a III Workshop focused on crafting a winning proposal for the European Research Council (ERC). Rubén was moderator and part of the organization team of the workshop.
The event was streamed on the Young Academy of Spain’s YouTube channel.
Congratulations to Luca for being a finalist of European Young Chemist Award at EuChemS Chemistry Congress 2022!
On the 1st of September 2022, Luca presented our latest results at EuChemS Chemistry Congress 2022 and contextually he reached the final stage of the prestigious competition European Young Chemist Award – PhD level, from European Chemical Society.
On the 1st of September 2022, Luca presented our latest results at EuChemS Chemistry Congress 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, with a focus on the use of multivariate tools for copper complexes design. We re-though the way of approaching ligands design introducing multivariate analysis and highlighting the relevance of second order terms in this stage. Thus, we reached the milestone of white-emitting fully copper-based LECs.
We are very pleased to welcome our new team member Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera.
Dr. Behera is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at our chair. His research focuses on the design and development of phosphorescent and thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF)
small molecules for white light-emitting electrochemical Cells.
On 25th of July 2022, Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hofmann (president of the TUM) came together with a group of students to visit the laboratories of the Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials. They were very much impressed about our research and advances on protein-based technologies. Stephanie Grümbel and Marco Hasler presented our promising work on bio-hybrid-LEDs based on fluorescent proteins. Our PhD students showed the procedure from the production of the fluorescent proteins over the phosphor preparation until the final characterization of our bright devices.
We are very pleased to welcome our new team member Dr. Jesús Agustín Banda Vazquez.
Dr. Banda Vazquez is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at our chair. His research focuses on prediction and improvement of suitable sustainable materials for Bio-hybrid LEDs.
Our new paper entitled Rational Amphiphilic Ligand Engineering Enables Enhanced Stability and Efficiency of CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals Based Light Emitting Diodes has been published online.
On 19/07/2022 Rubén, Alex and Sophia participated on the meeting with local industry to discuss the new technologies developed in the frame of sustainable lighting and photovoltaic.
Rubén, Luca and Sanchari met the other members of H2020 granted ITN-STiBNite in Vienna. It was a great opportunity to get update on the scientific results made by the consortium about sustainable 2D-materials! We also attended to the 1st Summer School on Self-Assembled Organic Materials. Great time and future collaborations!
Around 40 students spanning from 5 to 11 course of Johannes-Turmair-Gymnasium visited our Chair (Biogenic Functional Materials) at TUM Campus Straubing. Their curiosity was amazingly fresh. We all enjoyed the discussions about how nature produces their own light using chemical reactions, interference, among others. What is more, we discussed about the future of our technology and how our surprises looking at nature, which generates real solutions towards developing a more sustainable technological society.
We are looking forward to meeting them again next year!!
Thanks a lot to Nico Schambeck (Teacher at the Johannes-Turmair-Gymnasium) for this initiative and again many thanks to Stephanie Grümbel, Kelly Lim-Trinh, Marco Hasler and Alexander Mauz for the organization of the exciting experiments and the nice atmosphere working with the new generation of Straubinger scientist.