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Alexander JC Kuehne

Prof. Dr. - Institute Director

I studied Chemistry at the University of Cologne and University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, before conducting an International PhD (Strathclyde/Cologne) under the supervision of Richard Pethrick and Bernd Tieke. After postdocs in the groups of Klaus Meerholz (Cologne) and Dave Weitz (Harvard, USA) I became a junior research group leader at DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen. After my habilitation at RWTH Aachen with Martin Möller as a mentor, I was appointed  full professor at Ulm University, where I teach and conduct research in the fields of organic and macromolecular chemistry.

Ulrich Ziener

Prof. Dr. - Vice Director

After studying and doing a doctorate in chemistry in Tübingen, I decided to do a postdoc at the MPI for Polymer Research in Mainz, followed by a postdoc with Jean-Marie Lehn in Strasbourg, France. The decision to pursue a scientific career was made after a two-year stay at the Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, after which I moved to Ulm University as a group leader. In 2008 I completed my habilitation and became a professor (apl) in 2012. I teach macromolecular chemistry and do research in the fields of supramolecular chemistry and self-organization.

(full CV, research CV and topics)


Christine Munz


I have been a public official at Ulm University since 1992, initially working in various departments
at the university hospital. In 2004, I switched to the Institute of Organic Chemistry III. In my
position as secretary, I am responsible for all administrative and organisational tasks that arise.


Magdalene Zimmermann


I am a chemistry technician and enjoy chemical synthesis.


I am an expert in size exclusion chromatography (GPC).


Markus Lamla

Dr. rer. nat. - Technician

After finishing my PhD thesis, in which I investigated the inhibition of the replication of mutated mtDNA under the supervision of  Hartmut Seliger, I started  working in the Institute of Organic Chemistry III in 2012.

I am an expert in mass spectrometry and cell culture experiments.


Günther Weber


I am a technician trained in high frequency technology as well as is chemistry.


I am an expert in vacuum and intergas technology and thermal analysis of polymeric materials (TGA, DSC).


Dr. Chinmaya Mirle


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Dr. Litwin Jacob


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Mona Arnold

MSc. - Doctoral student

Designing stable trityl radicals for highly efficient doublet emission was the subject of my master thesis. While the focus is on experimental work in the organic laboratory, I like to complement my studies with theoretical DFT calculations. In my PhD work, I continue to investigate new materials with fascinating properties. Tuning the fluorescence of doublet emitters is again a combined experimental and theoretical study.

Lena Dackow

MSc. - Doctoral student

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Andreas Schelhorn

MSc. - Doctoral student

During my master's degree at the University of Ulm, I worked on the synthesis and characterization of blue light emitting materials for efficient organic light emitting diodes (OLED's). This theoretical and practical background inspired me and my passion towards science to do a PhD. My project builds on the synthesis of tailored azaadamantane-containing polymers as nucleation templates in diamond anvil cells to produce fluorescent nanodiamonds.


Daniel Straub

MSc. - Doctoral student

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Philipp Schuster

MSc. - Doctoral student

I received my bachelor's and master's degrees in Ulm and since the end of 2019, I am working on my PhD thesis on polymer batteries. The goal is to develop a fully biodegradable polymer battery based on imidazoles. 

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Felix Majer

Msc. - Doctoral student

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Philipp Welscher

MSc. - Doctoral student

I joined the KuehneLab in 2020 during my masters's studies at Ulm University. During my PhD studies nowadays, I work on the design, synthesis and characterization of highly emissive TADF materials and their implementation into organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).


Felix Goll

 MSc. - Doctoral student

I joined KuehneLab 2019 for my master thesis on the synthesis of seed molecules for nanodiamond production. I then started my PhD thesis on the synthesis and characterisation of novel TADF materials to be used for the fabrication of more energy-efficient displays and light-emitting diodes. In addition, I am involved in the repair and maintenance of all kinds of technical equipment in the institute.

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Markus Gross

MSc. - Doctoral student

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Sarah Spiewok

MSc. - Doctoral student

After I completed my bachelor´s degree in biochemistry, I continued my master in chemistry at Ulm University. I joined the KuehneLab for my master thesis where I´m currently working on the synthesis of prodrugs and polymer nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

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Larissa Schöneburg

BSc. - Master Student

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Sven Hieber

MSc. - Master Student

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Jonas Schmid

BSc. - Master Student

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Michael Baumann

MSc. - Master Student

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Bernhard Putz

MSc.- Doctoral Student

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Julia Zolg

MSc.- Doctoral Student

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This could be you!

BSc. - MSc. - PhD - Postdoc

Let us know if you are looking for a lab to do your BSc, research internhip, MSc, PhD, or postdoc in organic synthesis, polymer research, organic and polymeric materials... in Ulm in a lively and active research group!


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Dr. Naveed Anwar (went to postdoc at Uni Kiel)

Dr. Dennis Go (went to Boss)

Dr. Sibel Ciftci (went to Beiersdorf)

Dr. Tatjana Repenko (became patent attorney at f&e patent)

Dr. Annabel Mikosch (went to OxfordPV)

Ann-Kathrin Steppert (went to Labor LS)

Dr. Alexander Jans (went to postdoc at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen)

Dr. Felicitas Jansen (postdoc at Bayer)

Sven Hartmann (went to PwC)

Dr. Jiaying Han (postdoc in China)

Dr. Bastian Hähnle (went to Beiersdorf)

Dr. Lennart Schleper (went to Altana)

Dr. Andreas Hoffmann (went to Kuraray Europe)

Dr. Lisa Chen (went to Evonik)

Michael Usselmann (went to Zeiss)

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