Ulm-Erlangen Symposium on Functional Organic Materials

On the 10th and 11th of July 2017 we hosted the first "Ulm-Erlangen Symposium on Functional Organic Materials" at the University of Ulm. While the primary objective of the symposium was to build bridges between research groups in Ulm and Erlangen, we had also invited four distinguished speakers from other institutions.


With 120 registered participants and 66 poster presentations, the meeting also turned out to be an excellent platform for young researchers to present their latest research findings (ten flash talks) and win one of two poster prizes. Special congratulations to Poster Prize winners Miriam Hauschild (FAU Erlangen) and Ula Lewandowska (ETH Zürich)!




  • Stefan Hecht (HU Berlin): Photoswitchable molecules for light-responsive materials

  • Sigurd Höger (RFWU Bonn): Nanosized Phenylene-Ethynylene-Butadiynylene Structures and the Role of Shape-Persistence

  • Klaus Müllen (MPI Mainz): A Polymer Chemistry of Graphenes and Graphene Nanoribbons

  • Albert Schenning (TU/e): Functional Organic Materials and Devices based on Liquid Crystals

  • Christoph Brabec (FAU): Molecular Non-Fullerene Acceptors for Organic Solar Cells: Photophysics, Performance and Lifetime in Comparison to Fullerenes

  • Andreas Hirsch (FAU): Chemical Functionalization of Synthetic Carbon Allotropes

  • Milan Kivala (FAU): Organic electron acceptors derived from acridophosphine

  • Heiko Weber (FAU): Charge Transport in 2D in the presence of extended defects

  • Peter Bäuerle (UUlm): Thiophene-based Nanomaterials for Organic Electronics

  • Ute Kaiser (UUlm): Challenges of Imaging of low-D materials and single molecules using Cc/Cs corrected SALVE-TEM

  • Stefano Passerini (UUlm, HIU): Decoupling Li+ ion transport from viscosity: High Li content, Ionic Liquid-based electrolytes

  • Carsten Streb (UUlm): Molecular materials chemistry: embedding of molecular metal oxides into functional substrates: from ionic liquids to conductive polymers and nanostructured carbon