Professor Emeritus Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, celebrates his 70th birthday on January 2, 2017.
Müllen’s research interests include graphenes and carbon materials, new polymer-forming reactions, multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures, functional polymeric networks, dyes and pigments, molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices, biosynthetic hybrids, and nanocomposites.
Klaus Müllen studied chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1971. After postdoctoral research and his habilitation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Müllen joined the University of Cologne as Professor in 1979 and moved to the University of Mainz in 1984. From 1989 to 2016, he was Director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.
Müllen is a Member of the German Academy Leopoldina and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he is a Member of the Editorial and Advisory Boards of several scientific journals, including Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Among many other honors, Müllen has received the ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry from the American Chemical Society in 2011, the Adolf von Baeyer Medal from the GDCh in 2013, the Hermann Staudinger Prize from the GDCh in 2016, and several honorary doctorates.
- Derivatizing Tribenzothiophene-Fused Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes with Tunable Optoelectronic Properties,
Yi Liu, Tomasz Marszalek, Klaus Müllen, Wojciech Pisula, Xinliang Feng,
Chem. Asian J. 2016, 11, 2107–2112.
- Spherical Polyolefin Particles from Olefin Polymerization in the Confined Geometry of Porous Hollow Silica Particles,
Ines Freudensprung, Daejune Joe, Sven Nietzel, Doris Vollmer, Markus Klapper, Klaus Müllen,
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2016, 37, 1651–1656.
- Synthesis, Structure, and Chiroptical Properties of a Double Heterohelicene,
Xiao-Ye Wang, Xin-Chang Wang, Akimitsu Narita, Manfred Wagner, Xiao-Yu Cao, Xinliang Feng, Klaus Müllen,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 12783–12786.
- A dendrimer-based highly sensitive and selective fluorescence-quenching sensor for Fe3+ both in solution and as film,
Peng Li, Ming Zhang, Xueke Sun, Shuwen Guan, Guang Zhang, Martin Baumgarten, Klaus Müllen,
Biosens. Bioelectron. 2016, 85, 785–791.
- Nitrogen-Doped Ordered Mesoporous Graphitic Arrays with High Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Reduction,
Ruili Liu, Dongqing Wu, Xinliang Feng, Klaus Müllen,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2565–2569.
- Atomically precise bottom-up fabrication of graphene nanoribbons,
Jinming Cai, Pascal Ruffieux, Rached Jaafar, Marco Bieri, Thomas Braun, Stephan Blankenburg, Matthias Muoth, Ari P. Seitsonen, Moussa Saleh, Xinliang Feng, Klaus Müllen, Roman Fasel,
Nature 2010, 466, 470–473.
- Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a bowtie nanoantenna,
Anika Kinkhabwala, Zongfu Yu, Shanhui Fan, Yuri Avlasevich, Klaus Müllen, W. E. Moerner,
Nat. Photonics 2009, 3, 654–657.
- Transparent, Conductive Graphene Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,
Xuan Wang, Linjie Zhi, Klaus Müllen,
Nano Lett. 2008, 8, 323–327.
Also of Interest
- Hermann Staudinger Prize for Klaus Müllen,
ChemViews Mag. 2016.
Outstanding contributions to polymer chemistry honored
- Chemistry in a Materials World,
ChemView Mag. 2015.
Chemists need to play an active part in the synthesis of materials
- 10 Years Ago And Now: Klaus Müllen,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
Chemistry – An Asian Journal speaks with Klaus Müllen about 10 years ago and now
- Müllen Awarded the Adolf von Baeyer Medal,
ChemViews Mag. 2013.
The Adolf von Baeyer Medal of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) has been presented to Professor Klaus Müllen