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Energy & Environmental Materials Research at the Interface of Ionic Liquids, Inorganic & Solid State Chemistry, Biomineralization, and  Polymer Science

Welcome ​to The LSMC​ @ The University of Potsdam

The Laboratory of Supramolecular & Materials Chemistry focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and application of novel hybrid materials. Two key research topics are bioinspired calcium phosphate hybrid materials and ionic liquid-based functional materials.

We are an international research group and constantly looking for motivated and self-driven coworkers and collaborators. Please feel free to browse the lab website and to contact us for cooperation, open positions, samples, or publications.


September 20, 2023

New Paper out: Tannert et al., Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2023, DOI: 10.1002/mame.202300236.

September 1, 2023

New Paper out: Hildebrandt et al., ChemistryOpen, 2023,

August 28, 2023

It has again been a long time since the last update, here is what's new!


Research vistit from the US: Maggie Lekan spent two months in our lab to work on sustainable water treatment materials. Thanks for joining the group and looking forward to hopefully host you again!

New Dr.: Ramona is now Dr. rer. nat. Ramona B.J. Ihlenburg! Congratulations on a successful defense and all the best for your new professional adventure!

New Funding: Congratulations to Dr. Moses O. Alfred for winning an AvH Georg Forster Fellowship! Looking forward to seeing you in the group soon.

Winner: Selflando wins the minigolf tournament. Congratulations!

New group members: Zsusza Pozorski and Michelle Reese join the group for their B.Sc. and M.Sc. thesis, respectively. Welcome!

New group member: Gloria joins the group (again) for her AvH Georg Forster Postdoc. Welcome back!

New group member: Damilare joins the group on a DAAD PhD fellowship. Welcome!

New career: Lea left the group to start a new job in industry. Congratulations on the numerous job offers and best wishes from the group!

Another new career: Fabian now works at the Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg. Best of luck with your new job!

Proposals submitted: the group has submitted a number of proposals (and more to come) to work on water treatment and advanced materials. Exciting new projects are coming up!

Talk: Nike will present her newest results in Salerno at the 6th  Euchems Meeting. Make sure to see her talk on water treatment.

New Paper out: Lehnen et al., Macromol. Rapid. Commun, 2023, 2300408.

New Paper out: Gorb et al., Biomimetics, 2023, 8 (3), 329.

New Paper out: Olorunnisola et al., Carbohydrate Polymers, 2023, 318, 121097.

New Paper out: Adesina et al., ACS Omega, 2023, 8, 24, 21594–21604.

New Paper out: Ahmed et al., Chemistry, 2023, 5 (2), 1124-1137.

New Paper out: Bhatacharyya et al., Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2023, 10 (12), 2202363.

New Paper out: Bhattacharyya et al., Advanced Optical Materials, 2023, 2202411.

New Paper out: Ihlenburg et al., Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2023, 2200896.

New Paper out: Balischewski et al., Chemistry–A European Journal, 2022, 28 (64), e202201068.

New Paper out: Kim et al., Small, 2022, 18 (40), 2203093.

New Paper out: Behrens et al., RSC Advances, 2022, 12 (54), 35072-35082.

June 7, 2022

Off to new projects: Raphael spent four months in our lab and is now off to new projects in Belgium. Good luck and thanks for joining the group!

May 15, 2022

New Dr.: congratulations to Marion who is now Dr. rer. nat. Marion Flatken. She will soon be off to new projects and a new career!

May 5, 2022

New Paper out: Pan et al., Nanoscale, 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2NR01040B.

March 18, 2022

It has been a long time since the last update! Here's what has happened:

Onwards to new things: Ania, Eva, and Joana have finished their Erasmus visit in Potsdam and are off to new things in Portugal. Thanks for joining the team and all the best!

New team member: Raphael started his visit to the group. Welcome to Potsdam!

New team member: Selflando started his project. Welcome!

New team member: Lea joined the group. Welcome back!

On a long business trip: Alyna has started her research stay at Simon Fraser University. Good Luck and thanks to Vance Williams for hosting Alyna!

New job: congratulations to Taubert Lab alumnus Karsten on his new job with UP Transfer!

Research prize: congratulations to Gloria on winning an AGNES-PAWS Junior Researcher Grant!

New Dr.: congratulations to Benny who is now Dr. Benjamin Heyne!

New Paper out: Figueroa Campos et al., Foods, 2022, 11 (2), 159.

New Paper out: Abdou et al., Mater. Chem. Front., 2022, Advance Article.

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