Frank holds a BSc degree in Nanoscience from the University of Konstanz. During his bachelor thesis, performed in the research group of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Polarz, he worked with novel metal-Fullerene-based surfactants. Frank’s main research interests are solid state chemistry of nanoscale systems and nanoanalytics. In April 2022 he joined our group for his master thesis on the hydrothermal synthesis of photoactive organic-inorganic hybrid materials.
Hydrothermal synthesis, hybrid materials, semiconductor-dye hybrids, metal oxides, structure-property relations, photocatalysis.
1) M. Kunkel, S. Bitter, F. Sailer, R. F. Winter, and S. Polarz.: “Aggregation‐Induced Improvement of Catalytic Activity by Inner‐Aggregate Electronic Communication of Metal‐Fullerene‐Based Surfactants” ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 2726-2731. doi: doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202000412