Main research interests
Klaus Müllen's broad research interests range from the development of new polymer-forming reactions, including methods of organometallic chemistry, to the chemistry and physics of small molecules, graphenes, dendrimers and biosynthetic hybrids. His work further encompasses the formation of multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures, nanocomposites, and molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices.
- Graphenes and carbon materials;
- new polymer-forming reactions;
- multi-dimensional polymers with complex shape-persistent architectures;
- functional polymeric networks, in particular for catalytic purposes;
- dyes and pigments;
- chemistry and physics of single molecules;
- molecular materials with liquid crystalline properties for electronic and optoelectronic devices;
- biosynthetic hybrids;
Klaus Müllen joined the Max Planck Society in 1989 as one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. His PhD degree was granted by the University of Basel in 1972. He received his habilitation in 1977 at ETH, Zürich. In 1979 he became a Professor at the University of Cologne, and in 1983 at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz. He owns about 60 patents, published over 1900 papers and has a h-index of 147.