The focus of our research is the tailoring of the inorganic-organic interface in hybrid materials and nanocomposites with special interest in a controlled design of inorganic building blocks such as nanoparticles. The large interface area in these materials requires a specific knowledge in tailoring the chemistry between inorganic and organic moieties. The controlled design of the interface allows the induction of new properties in the final material. Our research is highly interdisciplinary between the fields of inorganic, organic, and polymer chemistry and utilizes a broad spectrum of techniques like X-ray diffraction, common spectroscopic methods, thermo-analytical methods or mechanical tests.

Associated work groups:

Speciation and elemental analyis  
(apl. Prof. Dr. Ralf Kautenburger)
The research group WASTe (Working group for Analytical Speciation Techniques) is mainly focused on element trace and speciation analysis as well as on the development of innovative coupling techniques

Emmy Noether Research Group 
(PD Dr. André Schäfer)

Environmental Analysis Unit


08.07.2024 | SR3 Bericht zu Gefahren beim Vermischen von Putzmitteln

Henrike Waller und Prof. Guido Kickelbick haben in einem Bericht für das Radioprogramm SR3 Saarlandwelle über die Gefahren der Mischung verschiedener Putzmittel im Haushalt aufgeklärt. Moderator Max Zettler erlebte die Risiken dieser Mischungen hautnah bei Experimenten in den Laboren der Anorganischen Chemie. (Link zum Bericht)

26.06.2024 | Prof. Guido Kickelbick wieder in den Senat der Universität des Saarlandes gewählt

Prof. Guido Kickelbick wurde für eine zweite Amtszeit in den Senat der Universität des Saarlandes gewählt. Zusammen mit Prof. Volkhard Helms vertritt er die Interessen der Naturwissenschaftlich-Technischen Fakultät.

June 13-15, 2024 | 51st Hirschegg solid-state-seminar

As in previous years, numerous solid state chemists met in the Marburger Haus in Hirschegg (Austria) for the already 51st Hirschegg solid-state-seminar. From Saarbrücken, Anna Michaely, Elias Gießelmann, Stefan Engel and Oliver Janka were present this time. As is customary in Hirschegg, the lectures are mostly held by early career researchers and thus Anna, Elias and Stefan presented their research results. On Friday morning, the traditional hike was made, this time we were climbing the summit of the “Kanzelwand” at 6752ft (see picture), unfortunately in rather mixed weather.


June 13, 2024 | Lecture at the Rotary Club St. Ingbert

Prof. Guido Kickelbick gives a lecture at the Rotary Club St. Ingbert on “Thinking in Circles - The Role of the Natural Sciences in the Social Transformation Process”.

June 8, 2024 | Hydrogen and periodic table of elements - Topics at the Open Day

Hydrogen, the lightest and most common element in the universe, is a key factor for a greener and more sustainable future. But was is behind this fascinating element? How is it made and what is it needed for? Prof. Guido Kickelbick gives insights into the chemistry of Hydrogen in a lecture peppered with experiments. At the Open Day, visitors can also listen to different short lectures in front of the periodic table of elements in the foyer of the lecture hall building. These presentations not only reveal the secrets of the universe but also the science behind ordinary objects we use every day.



April 4, 2024 | Spaceship Earth Summer Term 2024


March 20, 2024 | GDCh Lectures Summer Term 2024


March 18, 2024 | Inorganic Chemistry Colloquium Summer Term 2024