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Welcome to the Institute for Organic Chemistry II and New Materials / Service Center Mass Spectrometry

Our institute pursues a broad experimental research program in the field of organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and materials science and is active in teaching and training in the field of organic and material chemistry at all levels of education and in various courses of study.
We synthesize, develop and optimize novel organic materials with a focus on organic semiconductors, conductors and dyes, which are used in organic electronics, among others. A wide range is spanned from the fundamental development of new synthesis methods for the production of multi-dimensional functional materials through to those with self-organization properties. The investigation of chemistry and physics from single molecules to (bulk) materials take up a lot of space.

The following future topics have been established in our research program:

  • Synthetic chemistry of organic energy, nano and biomaterials
  • Applications in organic and perovskite solar cells
  • Self-organization, surfaces and scanning probe microscopy
  • Synthesis of nanodiamonds
  • Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

This research program in the field of conjugated oligomers and polymers is established in diverse interdisciplinary national and international collaborations with university, institutional and industrial partners and aims at the application of the new materials produced in the institute in optoelectronic components such as organic solar cells.
You can find an overview of various research areas, molecule and material classes and their applications in our publication list of articles in specialist journals, overview and book articles.

Our philosophy: What we want to achieve ...; what we can ...; how we work ...

News about teaching

Lectures, seminars, internships in the summer semester 2021

Basic organic internship (face-to-face event):
Our applications have now been approved, so now the OC-GP for
Business chemist as Block 1, max. 22 participants from May 25th to June 2nd, 2021 (9 days)
is carried out and the OC-GP for the
Chemist as Block 2, max. 22 participants from 7.6.-18.6.2021 (10 days).

Moodle pages are activated for the two OC-GP blocks in which documents and
more information about the internship is available to registered students.


Lectures, seminars will only take place in the summer semester 2021 on-line (Moodle) instead.

Help wanted for internships

For more information, please contact the secretariat of the Institute for Organic Chemistry II
and new materials (Tel. 0731-50-22851, email: gunda.schielmann (at) uni-ulm.de)

Project, Bachelor, Master theses:

A safety briefing is required in advance to carry out practical work in the Institute for Organic Chemistry II and New Materials. This takes place four times a year at the beginning and end of the semester. Information is available from the secretariat.

Prof. Dr. Peter Bäuerle
Institute director
Tel .: + 49-731-50-22850
Fax: + 49-731-50-22840
Email: peter.baeuerle (at) uni-ulm.de
Room: O26 / 4121

Dr. Elena Mena-Osteritz
Deputy Director of the Institute
Tel .: + 49-731-50-22846
Fax: + 49-731-50-22840
Email: elena.mena-osteritz (at) uni-ulm.de
Room: O26 / 4115

Gunda Schielmann
Tel .: + 49-731-50-22851 / Mon-Thu
Fax: + 49-731-50-22840
Email: gunda.schielmann (at) uni-ulm.de
Room: O26 / 4120

Ulm University
Institute for Organic Chemistry II and New Materials
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm