Fabian Fritze, MSc

Fabian Fritze, MSc


Ph.D. Student


Room: 335 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38352



Fabian Fritze was born and raised in Erlangen, studied chemistry at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and did his master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Rik R. Tykwinski. Before finishing his master studies, he did an Erasmus research internship at the University of Oslo (Norway) in the research group of Prof. Lise-Lotte Gundersen. He joined our group in fall 2013 to investigate novel azafullerene derivatives and the use of mechanical stimuli for the segregation of dynamic mixtures. Besides making and investigating new molecules, he enjoys mountainbiking, meeting up with friends and catching up on his favourite TV shows.

Bachelor Thesis

Macrocycles towards Graphyne–Can 1,1‐Diiodoalkanes help?

Master Thesis

Stability through mechanical bonds: Polyyne Rotaxanes

Research area

Azafullerenes for organic photovoltaics

Dynamic covalent systems


Prizes & Awards

  • Villigst foundation doctoral scholarship

Conference contributions

  • 16. JCF Frühjahrssymposium 2014, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany, 26-29/3/2014: poster presentation

  • 11th International Conference on Organic Electronics (ICOE), FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, 15-17/6/2015: poster presentation

  • 3rd Erlangen Symposium on Synthetic Carbon Allotropes 2015, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, 4-7/10/2015: poster presentation

  • Graduate School Molecular Science, Kirchberg, Austria, 6-11/3/2016: oral presentation

  • 3rd ERC Grantees Conference 2016 “Frontiers in Chemistry”, Zandvoort, Netherlands, 31/8-2/9/2016: poster presentation

  • Suprachem 2017, RWTH Aachen, Germany 12-14/2/2017: poster presentation

  • Ulm-Erlangen Symposium on Functional Organic Materials, 10-11/7/2017: poster presentation


5)U. F. Fritze, S. L. Craig, M. von Delius Disulfide-centered poly(methyl acrylates): four different stimuli to cleave a polymerJournal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2018, 56, 1404-1411
4)U. F. Fritze, M. von Delius Dynamic disulfide metathesis induced by ultrasoundChemical Communications 2016, 52, 6363-6366
3)T. Heumüller, W. R. Mateker, A. Distler, U. F. Fritze, R. Cheachareon, W. Nguyen, M. Biele, M. Salvador, M. von Delius, H. Egelhaaf, M. D. McGehee, C. J. Brabec Morphological and electrical control of fullerene dimerization determines organic photovoltaic stabilityEnergy & Environmental Science 2016, 9, 247-256
2)W. Cambarau, U. F. Fritze, A. Viterisi, E. Palomares, M. von Delius Increased short circuit current in an azafullerene-based organic solar cellChemical Communications 2015, 51, 1128-1130
1)T. I. Aarhus, U. F. Fritze, M. Hennum, L. Gundersen Sodium borohydride mediated reduction of N-Boc protected purines and applications in the synthesis of 7-alkyladenines and tetrahydro[1,4]diazepino-[1,2,3-gh]purinesTetrahedron Letters 2014, 55, 5748-5750