Functional materials are nowadays used in many applications, e.g. in nanotechnology, catalysis, chemical sensing, gas separation, energy transformation and storage as well as in electronics. For materials improvement by rational design the knowledge of structure-function-relationships are essential . Thus we synthesize inorganic/organic hybrid materials from versatile building blocks and extensively characterize them with modern analytical methods of surface and solid state science. Especially, the interactions of the materials with nearby molecules are in our centre of interest to apply them as chemisensitive materials. Therefore finally, we investigate the properties and sensing function of the materials "in -situ" to correlate all results and gain insight in the structure-function-relationships of the material. This allows us to strategically develop materials with better performances. In the talk, results of metal-organic frameworks  as well as of metal nanoparticle composites will be presented .
 O. Shekhah, J. Liu, R. A. Fischer and Ch. W\F6ll: MOF thin films: existing and future applications. Chem. Soc. Rev. 40, 1081-1106 (2011).
 Y. Joseph, I. Besnard, M. Rosenberger, B. Guse, H.-G. Nothofer, J.M. Wessels, U. Wild, A. Knop-Gericke, D. Su, R. Schl\F6gl, A. Yasuda, T. Vossmeyer: Self-assembled gold nanoparticle/alkanedithiol films: Preparation, electron microscopy, XPS-analysis, charge transport, and vapor-sensing properties. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 7406-7413 (2003).
2011 - present: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Professor for Electronic and Sensor Materials and Director of the "Institute for Electronic and Sensor Materials"
2001 - 2011: Materials Science Laboratory, Sony Deutschland GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, Projects: "Chemische Sensoren aus vernetzten Metall-Nanoteilchen" and "Biosensoren zur Detektion von Cytokinen in K\F6rperfl\FCssigkeiten"
1998 - 2001: Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG, Berlin, Germany: PhD Study: "Spektroskopische Untersuchungen zur Oberflächenchemie von einkristallinen Eisenoxidfilmen" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. R Schlögl)
1991 - 1998: Free University Berlin: Chemistry (focus on Crystallography and Mineralogy)
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Prof. Dr. Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Institute for Materials Science
visitors and courier address:
01062 Dresden, Germany