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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.


Jun 5, 2024:

Lots of positve News: Alyna wins a PoGS scholarship to wrap up her PhD thesis and Nike wins a stipend from the Paul & Maria Kremer Stiftung to wrap up her thesis as well. Congraulations to both!

Maria has already left the group again after a short but very successful and very pelasant stay in the group. We wish you all the best for your upcoming Masters write-up and defense!

Finally, our high school researcher Undine has won the 4th prize at the national finals of the "Jugend forscht" competition. Congratulations as well and thank you, all supporters from the group!

April 12, 2024:

New group member: Maria started her research visit. Welcome to Potsdam!

New Awards: Congratulations (again!) to Undine Herzschuh for winning the 1st Prize and the "Sonderpreis der MInisterin" for her work on ionogel/dye hybrid materials in the state finals of the "Jugend forscht" competition 2024. Looking forward to the next step - Bundesfinale in Heilbronn!

Special Thanks to Stefan, Fabian, and the whole group for supporting the work!

Lots of new papers out:

Olorunnisola et al., Microchemical Journal, 2024, 110355.

Murali et al., J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2024, 15, 12, 3376.

Balischewski et al., Adv. Funct. Mater., 2024, 2311571.

Hildebrandt et al., ChemistryOpen, 2024,13, e20230010.

Ebert et al., PCCP, 2024, DOI: 10.1039/d4cp00356j.

Steinbrecher et al., Chem. Commun., 2024,
60, 1747

Adesina et al., Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2024, 10.1039/D4EW00037D.

Tannert et al., Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2024, 309, 2300236.

March 1, 2024

New Awards: Congratulation to Undine Herzschuh, high school student from the Bertha-von-Suttner Gymnasium in beautiful Babelsberg on winning the regional championship of the current "Jugend forscht" contest AND the "Sonderpreis des Ministers für das anspruchsvollste Projekt" at the same time!

Special thanks to everyone from the group involved in the project!

February 6, 2024

New Paper out: Steinbrecher et al., Chem. Commun, 2024, DOI:10.1039/D3CC06178G.

December 22, 20203

Year End: The group is closing for 2023 and will be back in 2024. Everyone, look forward to brand new science coming out in the new year!


Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a prosperous 2024, and hope to see all of you next year again, doing science together, meeting at conferences or just for a cup (or two or three) of coffee to chat. 


As a group, we would like to thank everyone for their great support, the interesting cooperation projects, and all the support we had from many of you throughout the year.


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