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Prof. Dr. Josef Breu

Prof. Dr. Josef Breu

Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I
University of Bayreuth | KeyLab coordinator

Job History

Since 2003

Full Professor, Inorganic Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth

2001 – 2002

Associate Professor (stand-in), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

1994 – 2003

Assistant Professor,

 University of Regensburg, German


 Royal Institution of Great Britain London, England


1999Habilitation in Chemistry, University of Regensburg, Germany

Ph.D. in Chemistry,

 University of Regensburg, Germany
1982 – 1989

Study of Chemistry, University of Regensburg, Germany and University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Awards and other responsibilities

Since 2009

Coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 840, “From particulate nanosystems to mesotechnology”

Since 2009

Coordinator of Priority Program SPP 1415, “Kristalline Nichtgleichgewichtsphasen – Präparation, Charakterisierung und in situ-Untersuchung der Bildungsmechanismen”

1997 – 1999

Fellowship “Habilitationsstipendium” of the German Science Foundation (DFG)

Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I
University of Bayreuth | KeyLab coordinator

  • Polymer-Layered Silicates-Nanocomposites: gas barrier, flame retardancy, mechanical reinforcement
  • Synthesis of clay minerals and microporous pillared clays
  • Inorganic colloids: Synthesis, surface modification, mesostructuring
  • Polymorph screening, chiral recognition in molecular solids, nucleation

Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I
University of Bayreuth | KeyLab coordinator

10 selected publications

A complete list of publications of Prof. Dr. Josef Breu is available here.

Controlled Exfoliation of Layered Silicate Heterostructures into Bilayers and Their Conversion into Giant Janus Platelets
Stöter M., Gödrich S., Feicht P., Rosenfeldt S., Thurn H., Neubauer J.W., Seuss M., Lindner P., Kalo H., Möller M., Fery A., Förster S., Papastavrou G., Breu J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7398

Encapsulation of Functional Organic Compounds in Nanoglass for Optically Anisotropic Coatings
Stöter M., Biersack B., Rosenfeldt S., Leitl M.J., Kalo H., Schobert R., Yersin H., Ozin G.A., Forster S., Breu J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4963

Switching-On Quantum Size Effects in Silicon Nanocrystals
Sun W., Qian C.X., Wang L.W., Wei M., Mastronardi M.L., Casillas G., Breu J., Ozin G.A.
Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 746

Clay-Based Nanocomposite Coating for Flexible Optoelectronics Applying Commercial Polymers
Kunz D.A., Schmid J., Feicht P., Erath J., Fery A., Breu J.
ACS Nano. 2013, 7, 4275

Space-Resolved In-Plane Moduli of Graphene Oxide and Chemically Derived Graphene Applying a Simple Wrinkling Procedure
Kunz D. A., Feicht P., Godrich S., Thurn H., Papastavrou G., Fery A., Breu J.
Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 1337

Pressure-Induced Water Insertion in Synthetic Clays
You S.J., Kunz D., Stoeter M., Kalo H., Putz B., Breu J., Talyzin A.V.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3891

Direct Synthesis of Inverse Hexagonally Ordered Diblock Copolymer/Poly-oxometalate Nanocomposite Films
Lunkenbein T., Kamperman M., Li Z.H., Bojer C., Drechsler M., Förster S., Wiesner U., Müller A.H.E., Breu J.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12685

UV-Cured, Flexible, and Transparent Nanocomposite Coating with Remarkable Oxygen Barrier
Möller M.W., Kunz D.A., Lunkenbein T., Sommer S., Nennemann A., Breu J.
Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 2142

Large-Scale, Low-Cost Fabrication of Janus-Type Emulsifiers by Selective Decoration of Natural Kaolinite Platelets
Hirsemann D., Shylesh S., De Souza R.A., Diar-Bakerly B., Biersack B., Mueller D.N., Martin M., Schobert R., Breu J.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1348

Single Nanocrystals of Platinum Prepared by Partial Dissolution of Au-Pt Nanoalloys
Schrinner M., Ballauff M., Talmon Y., Kauffmann Y., Thun J., Möller M., Breu J.
Science. 2009, 323, 617

Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I
University of Bayreuth | KeyLab coordinator

Prof. Dr. Josef Breu
University of Bayreuth
KeyLab coordinator

Universitätsstraße 30
D-95447 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-2530
E-mail: josef.breu@uni-bayreuth.de
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