Group Picture November 2022
© AK Ravoo

The "Synthesis of Nanoscale Systems" group (Prof. Dr. Bart Jan Ravoo and co-workers) is based in the Organic Chemistry Institute and the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) of the University of Münster. Our aim is to use molecules as nanoscale building blocks for the construction of materials and devices by self-assembly. The assembly of many molecules into complex and dynamic superstructures will give rise to chemical systems with emerging properties that are much more than the sum of the components. The group focuses on three main areas of research: biomimetic supramolecular chemistry, surface functionalization by molecular self-organization and responsive materials.