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 working 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 
(Dr. André Schäfer)

River Monitoring (Part of "Arbeitsstelle Umweltanalytik")
(Dipl.-Geogr. Angelika Meyer, apl. Prof. Dr. Ralf Kautenburger, Prof. Dr. Guido Kickelbick)


June 27, 2022 | Elias Gießelmann participates in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

It is rare for a student or young scientist to have the opportunity to meet Nobel Laureates in person and to be inspired by their research achievements. It is even rarer to meet several Nobel Laureates at the same time in one place. However, a conference in Lindau, which has existed since 1951, makes this possible for a selected group of young scientists. This year, Elias Gießelmann, PhD student at the in the group of Prof. Guido Kickelbick, was chosen as one of 600 participants from all over the world to attend the meeting. More information about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting can be found here.

June 16 – 18, 2022 | Mana Mohamed and Stefan Engel present research results on the “Hirschegg-Seminar”

The „Hirschegg-Seminar“ is a long-established institution of the German-speaking solid state chemistry where PhD students present and discuss their research results. The conference exists since the 1970s. Mana Mohamed and Stefan Engel will present their research results in the frame of scientific lectures.

June 6 – 10, 2022 | Anna Michaely and Tobias Straub present their research results on INCOME2022

This year, the 10th conference for mechanochemistry and mechanochemical alloy will take place in Caligari, Italy. Anna Michaely and Tobias Straub are presenting their research results. The trip was co-financed by a GradUs-grant. Many thanks!

May 26, 2022 | PhD position in the field of Polysiloxane-based inorganic-organic hybrid materials

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April 26,2022 | Start Lecture Series "Spaceship Earth - Sustainability"



April 20, 2022 | German Science Foundation Colloquium Summer Term 2022



April 20, 2022 | Inorganic Chemistry Colloquium Summer Term 2022




Univ.-Prof. Dr. Guido Kickelbick
Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
Phone: +49-(0)681-302 70651
Fax: +49-(0)681-302 70652

Susanne Limbach
Phone: +49-(0)681-302 70650
Fax: +49-(0)681-302 70652

Universität des Saarlandes
Anorganische Festkörperchemie
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66123 Saarbrücken

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