TU Dresden is my Uni because the chemistry is right here. From teaching to research to application, we drive innovation forward together and also work on introducing new ideas into the world via spin-offs and start-ups.
I am a born and bred Dresdener, I studied chemistry at TUD and did my doctorate here. Now I am group leader at the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials and co-founder of the spin-off company Sixonia Tech.
Of course, we chemists often work with lovely colourful liquids, but the material of my daily work is actually black. But for me it is all the more beautiful because it has many great properties. The material is called graphene and is a special form of carbon – only one atom thin, but incredibly stable and conductive. As a project partner in the EU ”Graphene Flagship” initiative, we have developed a procedure which allows us to produce high-quality graphene in such a way that it can be processed much more easily and “tailor-made” for various applications. With our spin-off Sixonia Tech, we are now translating this basic research from the laboratory into applications.
We work closely with industrial and research partners from Dresden, Germany, Europe and around the world, combining expertise across disciplines to test our graphene in new applications.
The Chair of Molecular Functional Materials was created in 2014 as part of the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden and belongs to the Faculty of Chemistry. Its focus is on the development of new 2D materials for the next generation of electronics as well as for the storage, generation and conversion of energy.
TU Dresden is my Uni because the chemistry is right here. From teaching to research to application, we drive innovation […]