Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Director
Institute of Nanotechnology, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut für Nanotechnologie
Engesserstrasse, Geb. 30.45
Tel.: (07 21) 6 08 2086
FAX.: (07 21) 6 08 8440
His current research interests include the synthesis of new organophosphorus ligands and their use in coordination chemistry and the synthesis of cluster compounds of main group and transition metal elements, including investigations of their physical properties as a function of cluster size and their utility as precursors for metastable binary phases.
His interest is also remained on the characterisation of these compounds by single crystal X-ray structure analysis, and he is sometimes collaborating with researchers from physics and/or physical chemistry to investigate the optical and electronical behaviour of these nanocluster compounds.