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On Monday, 5th of December, Dr. Florian Beuerle successfully finished his habilitation on "Design and Synthesis of Complex Molecular Architectures Based on Small Organic Molecules" and received the "facultas docendi".

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Frank Würthner is one of the four professors from the University of Würzburg that have been identified as "highly cited researchers". The US media corporation Thomas Reuters awards this title to researchers whose work receives exceptional attention worldwide and is highly cited by other scientists

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On Wednesday, 2nd of November, Dr. Gustavo Fernández successfully finished his habilitation with the title „Self-Assembled Nanostructures based on π-conjugated scaffolds“ and received the "facultas docendi".

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After last year’s visit from Prof. Linda Shimizu from US we are glad to announce our second visiting guest professor at CNC, Prof. Dr. Mahesh Hariharan from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram. Prof. Hariharan will join us for four weeks (the whole November 2016) and his office will be located at the new building of the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry. During his stay at the CNC he will give a lecture about "Strategies to Reduce the Rate of Charge Recombination" at November 17, 5:15 pm in lecture hall C. Further he will join the winter school seminar of the FOR 1809 in Niederstetten November 24/25.

 

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On 7 October, Secretary of State Bernd Sibler inaugurated the new building to accommodate the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry (CNC) of the University of Würzburg. The centre will provide ideal conditions for the staff of Professor Frank Würthner to develop innovative concepts of harnessing solar energy among other research activities.

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Chemists from the University of Würzburg have combined different dye molecules in aggregates and thereby observed surprising properties. Their discovery may help to use sunlight more efficiently for the generation of energy.

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Frank Würthner receiving the Elsevier Award from Elsevier Senior Publisher Nicolette van Dijk and the president of the Japanese Photochemistry Association, Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka from Osaka University.

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Novel materials essential for key technologies in the fields of energy, communication, climate change and health: these are the focal areas of research at the Bavarian Polymer Institute. The partner universities have now signed a cooperation agreement.

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Dr. Agnieszka Nowak-Król, Humboldt fellow in the group of Prof. Frank Würthner, was awarded the 'Wojciech Świętosławski Prize 2nd degree' by the Warsaw branch of Polish Chemical Society on June 17, 2016, for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of chemistry, chemical technology and related sciences.

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A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer to reaching this goal. The scientists present their work in the journal Nature Chemistry.

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In autumn 2015 the Research Training School on molecular biradicals took up its work at the University of Würzburg. Currently the cooperation between chemists and physicists led to a first result: a publication on a new molecule, which is of interest for organic electronics.

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