I am a Liebig fellow of the Fonds of the Chemical Industries Germany (FCI), Young Investigator of the Technical University Dresden and heading the “Functional Electronic Materials” at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research in Germany.
My group researches how to make electronic materials that are sustainable and smart, so that they can stretch, self-heal and also degrade after usage to prevent more electronic waste. Specifically, we (1) synthesize stretchable polymer semiconductors and mixed electric-ionic conductors, investigate their mechanical and electronic properties and how to dissemble them again; (2) design new materials for soft memory applications; (3) seek to understand and control the metal-organic interface to reduce power consumption of organic devices; (4) build molecular machines for new ways of energy storage; and (5) develop polymeric matrices for MALDI MS to allow researchers in the medical sciences to monitor small molecules such as metabolites.
Innovations and technological advancements are the pathway to a better future for humankind. I strive to know people from different cultural and vocational backgrounds to exchange ideas and grow in understanding. This motivated me to join AGYA.
|2023 - today||Professor of Applied Polymer Physics, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)|
|2017 - today||Group Leader, Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research, Germany|
|2019 - 2023||TU Dresden Young Investigator, Technical University Dresden, Germany|
|2018 - 2023||Liebig Fellow of the Fonds of the Chemical Industries Germany|
|2020 - 2021||Acting Professor Organic Chemistry, University of Jena, Germany|
|2014 - 2017||SNF Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, USA with research stay at King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia|
|2010 - 2014||Ph.D., University of Zurich in collaborations with IBM Research, Switzerland|
|Member of the Leibniz Mentoring Programme for Outstanding Female Researchers, Germany|
|“Young Academic Macromolecular Chemistry” of the Society of German Chemists (GDCh), Germany|