The research topics represent a key bridging unit between the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Biomedicine. By exploring the strategic use and substitution of metals as key components towards new energy conversion and imaging concepts, the Strassert Lab is devoted to the engineering, processing, and implementation of innovative functional materials and applications.
Having published more than 110 interdisciplinary research articles as original contributions in peer-reviewed journals (see PUBLICATIONS), Prof. Strassert has also applied for several patents and co-edited an unprecedented book on Rare Earth Chemistry (together with Prof. Jüstel and Prof. Pöttgen, de Gruyter, 2020). These scientific and technical efforts have been devoted to the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of polymeric, hybrid, (nano)structured and (supra)molecular materials including the development of tailored physicochemical analysis methods to assess their technological and biomedical impact.
 “Phosphorescent Pt(II) complexes spatially arrayed in micellar polymeric nanoparticles providing dual readout for multimodal imaging”, M. T. Proetto, J. Sanning, M. Peterlechner, M. Thunemann, L. Stegemann, S. Sadegh, A. Devor, N. C. Gianneschi, C. A. Strassert, Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 501. [doi: 10.1039/c8cc06347h]
 “Towards Optimized Naphthalocyanines as Sonochromes for Photoacoustic Imaging in vivo”, M. J. Duffy, O. Planas Marques, A. Faust, T. Vogl, S. Hermann, M. Schäfers, S. Nonell Marrugat, C. A. Strassert, Photoacoustics 2018, 9, 49. [doi: 10.1016/j.pacs.2017.12.001]
 “Toward Tunable Electroluminescent Devices by Correlating Function and Submolecular Structure in 3D Crystals, 2D-Confined Monolayers, and Dimers”, S. Wilde, D. Ma, T. Koch, A. Bakker, D. Gonzalez-Abradelo, L. Stegemann, C. G. Daniliuc, H. Fuchs, H. Gao, N. L. Doltsinis, L. Duan, C. A. Strassert, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 22460. [doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b03528]
 “Oxygen-Insensitive Aggregates of Pt(II) Complexes as Phosphorescent Labels of Proteins with Luminescence Lifetime-Based Readouts”, P. Delcanale, A. Galstyan, C. G. Daniliuc, H. E. Grecco, S. Abbruzzetti, A. Faust, C. Viappiani, C. A. Strassert, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 24361. [doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b02709]
 “Oxygen-insensitive phosphorescence in water from a Pt-doped supramolecular array”, L. Straub, D. González-Abradelo, C. A. Strassert, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 11806. [doi: 10.1039/c7cc05435a]
 “Color-tunable asymmetric cyclometalated Pt(II) complexes and STM-assisted stability assessment of ancillary ligands for OLED”, J. Sanning, L. Stegemann, P. R. Ewen, C. Schwermann, C. G. Daniliuc, D. Zhang, N. Lin, L. Duan, D. Wegner, N. L. Doltsinis, C. A. Strassert, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 2560. [doi: 10.1039/C6TC00093B]
 “Spatiotemporally Resolved Tracking of Bacterial Responses to ROS-Mediated Damage at the Single-Cell Level with Quantitative Functional Microscopy”, A. Barroso Peña, M. C. Grüner, T. Forbes, C. Denz, C. A. Strassert, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 15046. [doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b02605]
 “Labeling and Selective Inactivation of Gram-Positive Bacteria Employing Bimodal Photoprobes with Dual Readouts”, A. Galstyan, D. Block, S. Niemann, M. C. Grüner, S. Abbruzzetti, M. Oneto, C. G. Daniliuc, S. Hermann, C. Viappiani, M. Schäfers, B. Löffler, C. A. Strassert, A. Faust, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 5243. [doi: 10.1002/chem.201504935]
 “Photofunctional surfaces for quantitative fluorescence microscopy: Monitoring the effects of photogenerated reactive oxygen species at single cell level with spatiotemporal resolution”, L. Stegemann, K. C. Schürmann, C. A. Strassert, H. E. Grecco, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2015, 7, 5944. [doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b00130]
 “Scanning-tunneling-spectroscopy-directed design of tailored deep-blue emitters”, J. Sanning, P. R. Ewen, L. Stegemann, J. Schmidt, C. G. Daniliuc, T. Koch, N. L. Doltsinis, D. Wegner, C. A. Strassert, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 786. [doi: 10.1002/anie.201407439]