“Tetrapyrroles in Materials Science“-Symposium

Bildquelle: Jux/FAU
Bildquelle: Jux/FAU

On September 30th, 2016, the Department of Chemistry & Pharmacy together with the Graduate School Molecular Science (GSMS) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM) will be hosting the symposium “Tetrapyrroles in Materials Science”.

The topic reflects the on-going interest and expertise in Erlangen on various aspects of porphyrins and their applications. The world-wide recognized chemists Atsuhiro Osuka (Kyoto University, Japan), Karl Kadish (University of Houton, USA), Roberto Paolesse (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy), Francis D’Souza (University of North Texas, USA), Tomas Torres (Autonoma University Madrid, Spain) and Shunichi Fukuzumi (Osaka University, Japan) will demonstrate state-of-the-art research in tetrapyrrole science. Young researchers from groups in Erlangen will present their work in the field as well in the day-long symposium. The event is open and visitors from all disciplines are cordially invited to the Lecture Hall H3 in Südgelände/Hörsaalgebäude.

Start will be at 8:55 a.m., the symposium will end at 5:20 p.m. In between, coffee breaks and a lunch break offer opportunities to discuss science and connect to excellent scientist.


8:55 – 9:00 Uhr Welcome
9:00 – 9:45 Uhr Atsuhiro Osuka Kyoto University, Japan Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Subporphyrins
9:45 – 10:05 Uhr Dominik Lungerich /
N. Jux
FAU Hexaarylbenzene Substituted Porphyrin Architectures
10:05 – 10:20 Uhr Coffee break
10:20 – 11:05 Uhr Karl Kadish University of Houton, USA New Insights into the Electrochemistry of Corroles, Porphyrins and Related Molecules
11:05 – 11:25 Uhr Michael Lepper /
H.-P. Steinrueck
FAU Comparing the Adsorption Behavior of Different Cyanoporphyrins via STM
11:25 – 13:00 Uhr
Lunch break
13:00 – 13:45 Uhr Roberto Paolesse University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy Porphyrinoids for Chemical Sensor Applications
13:45 – 14:05 Uhr Maximilian Popp /
A. Hirsch
14:05 – 14:50 Uhr
Francis D’Souza University of North Texas, USA High-Energy, Long-Lived Charge Separated States via Molecular Engineering of Donor-Acceptor Systems
14:50 – 15:10 Uhr Rainer Lippert /
I. Ivanovic
 FAU Highly Functionalized Porphyrins as Model Systems for Bio-Medical and Energy Related Studies
15:10 – 15:25 Uhr  Coffee break
15:25 – 16:05 Uhr Tomas Torres Autonoma Unversity, Spain Phthalocyanine and Subphthalocyanine Containing Carbon Nanoestructures
16:05 – 16:25 Uhr Axel Kahnt /
D.M. Guldi
 FAU Photoinduced Electron Transfer in a ZnO-Porphyrin Hybrid System
16:25 – 17:15 Uhr Shunichi Fukuzumi Osaka University, Japan Artificial Photosynthesis for Solar Fuel Production and Use
17:15 – 17:20 Uhr Closing remarks


apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Jux

Department Chemie und Pharmazie
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)


Tetrapyrroles in Materials Science-Symposium