Lotsch Research Group - Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy

Welcome to the research group of Prof. Bettina Lotsch!



Research in the Nanochemistry Department is geared towards the rational synthesis of new multifunctional materials with engineered properties by combining the tools of solid-state chemistry, molecular chemistry, and nanochemistry. We aim at creating function from both atomic-scale structure and nanoscale morphology, with a strong emphasis on exploring structure-property-activity relationships in functional materials based on a variety of diffraction, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. Specifically, we invoke concepts of classical solid state synthesis, soft chemistry and directed self-assembly to develop new two-dimensional systems, porous frameworks, photonic nanostructures and layered heterostructures with application potential in sensing, catalysis, as well as photo- and electrochemical energy conversion and –storage.