Molecular Engineering

The Molecular Engineering Group seeks to design, synthesize, and study functional macromolecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. All activities are rooted in organic synthesis. Within the Center for Exploitation of Solar Energy, a special emphasis is on development of new organic molecules for energy storage and photovoltaic. Other important activities are development of redox-active organic molecules for molecular electronics, photoswitchable liquid crystals, and two-dimensional redoxactive carbon-rich sheets and networks.