Kerzig Research Group


Our collaborative paper with the Yanai lab, which is also one main project of Till's PhD, has been published in Angewandte Chemie.

Another DFG project dealing with highly reactive triplet states and unusual energy transfer photochemistry has been selected for funding.
The GDCh Photochemistry conference "is coming home". We are looking forward to a great photochemistry meeting in Mainz, which will take place in September 2024.
Matthias successfully defended his MSc thesis. Congratulations!
Luckily, he will re-join the group as a PhD student in a few weeks.

The summer term is over, but it is never getting boring.
Christoph organized an FCI PhD fellow meeting in Mainz and we had a nice group trip (see figure above).

Arne's 1st first-author paper has been published with contributions by former BSc student Julius and current MSc student Matthias. Great teamwork!

Till receives a prestigious PhD fellowship from the DBU. Congratulations!
Nico Perez Lopez joins our group for his BSc project. Glad to have you onboard, Nico.

Katharina Hermainski joins our group for her BSc thesis. Welcome Katharina!

Our visiting PhD student arrived in Mainz. He came from Valencia and his stay is supported by the Erasmus+ program. Welcome, Jorge!

A nice paper on energy transfer catalysis by the Opatz group has been
published, including some mechanistic studies from our group. Thank you
for your hard work Till.

The new year starts with a nice surprise. Christoph has become an elected board member of the photochemistry section of the GDCh.

Till's 1st first-author paper on blue-to-UV upconversion has been accepted by J. Mat. Chem. C and we are about to install a second Nd:YAG laser for our laser flash photolysis setup.

Julius' bachelor thesis has come to an end - a very successful end with novel metal complexes possessing excited-state lifetimes on the order of 100 microseconds. Well done Julius!

Till successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations! We are looking forward to September, when you will
rejoin our group.

Till submitted his outstanding M.Sc. thesis and Sophie's paper - the 1st one of our young group - has been accepted. Two great achievements. Congrats!

Our project "PhotonUp4Cat" got selected for funding. Many thanks to the German Research Foundation.
We are looking forward to novel upconversion systems.

Two new group members in one week. We welcome Alexandra for her research internship and our
transient absorption/emission setup (LP 980 with PMT and CCD camera) is finally ready to use.

Sophie has been awarded a prestigious PhD fellowship from the Chemical Industry Funds. Congrats.

Arne joined the group for his PhD. Great to have you on board!

Till Zähringer joined the group for his Master thesis. Welcome Till!

Maria-Sophie relocated to Mainz and started as the 1st PhD student of the newly established Kerzig Group. Welcome Maria-Sophie, it's great to have you here!
Our high-power Kessil LEDs arrived in Mainz - let the photochemistry begin.