Druckansicht der Internetadresse:

Logo UNI-Bayereuth Logo Friederich-Alexander Universität Logo Universtität Würzburg

Print page

Prof. Dr. Matthias Lehmann

Lehmann Prof. Dr. Matthias Lehmann

Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Würzburg

Job History

since 2019Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
since 2011Professor for Organic Materials, University of Würzburg
2010 – 2011Heisenberg fellowship of the DFG, University of Würzburg
2009 – 2010Apl. Professor, Chemnitz University of Technology
2003 – 2009Juniorprofessor „Non-Classical Synthetic Methods “, Chemnitz University of Technology
2000 – 2003Researcher with Prof. Yves Geerts, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
1999 – 2000Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. J.-L. Serrano, University of Zaragoza, Spain


1996 – 1999PhD at the University of Mainz with Prof. Dr. H. Meier
Synthesis and Structure-Property Relationship of Stilbenoid Dendrimers and Star Compounds
1995Diploma in Chemistry
1990 – 1995Studies of Chemistry (Diploma), Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz and University of California, Irvine

Awards and other responsibilities

2010Heisenberg fellowship awarded by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
1999Prize of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of  Rheinhessen for the PhD thesis
1993DAAD fellowship for the studies at the University of California, Irvine

Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Würzburg

The aim of our research is the synthesis of precisely controlled supramolecular building blocks, their molecular characterization and understanding of the hierarchical self-assembly in columnar supramolecular polymers for organic electronic materials.

  • Multifunctional Molecular Materials
    Synthesis of multifunctional mesogens containing fullerenes, oligophenylenevinylene, oligothiophene, oligopeptides, and other conjugated oligomers, stable radicals and ions; emerging liquid crystal materials for organic electronics, spintronics and ion conduction.
  • Supramolecular Hierarchical Nanoorganisation
    Supramolecular columnar liquid crystals and supramolecular polymers; Nanoscience - control of segmented columnar arrangements via H-bonding, shape-amphiphilicity, Click mechanisms, nanosegregation and filling of intrinsic free space (filled liquid crystal materials).
  • Structure Identification and Alignment on Substrates
    Structural elucidation of 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D organized soft matter by X-ray scattering methods, modelling (Materials Studio), fiber diffraction simulation (Clearer) and electron density reconstruction; Alignment control of liquid crystals on different surfaces.

Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Würzburg

10 selected publications

A complete list of publications of Prof. Dr. Matthias Lehmann is available here.

Fullerene-Filled Liquid-Crystal Stars: A Supramolecular Click Mechanism for the Generation of Tailored Donor–Acceptor Assemblies
M. Lehmann, M. Dechant, M. Holzapfel, A. Schmiedel, C. Lambert
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3610-3615.

Fullerene-Filled Stilbene Stars: The Balance between Isolated C60 Helices and 3D Networks in Liquid-Crystal Self-Assemblies
M. Lehmann, M. Dechant, M. Hügel, N. Scheuring, T. Ghosh
Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 58, 3352-3361.

Free Space in Liquid Crystals - Molecular Design, Generation, and Usage
M. Lehmann, M. Dechant, M. Lambov, T. Gosh
Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 1653-1664.

Crowded Star Mesogens: Guest-Controlled Stability of Mesophases from Unconventional Liquid-Crystal Molecules
M. Lehmann, P. Maier, M. Grüne, M. Hügel
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23,1060 –1068.

A Star-shaped Oligo(phenylenevinylene) Liquid Crystal Host with an Anthracene Guest - A Double Nanosegregating Supermesogen
P. Maier, M. Grüne, M. Lehmann
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23,1018-1021.

Self-Assembly of Multi-Stranded Perylene Dye J-aggregates in Columnar Liquid-Crystalline Phases
S. Herbst, B. Soberats, P. Leowanawat, M. Stolte, M. Lehmann, F. Würthner
Nature Commun. 2018, 9(1), 2646-2654.

Photoconductive Core–Shell Liquid‐Crystals of a Perylene Bisimide J‐Aggregate Donor–Acceptor Dyad
M. Hecht, T. Schlossarek, M. Stolte, M. Lehmann, F. Würthner
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 2019, 58, 12979-12983.

At the Limits of Liquid-Crystallinity: Stimuli Responsive 3D Columnar Liquid Crystals and Soft Crystals of Supramolecular Anthracene Mesogens
Matthias Lehmann, Steffi Gloza and Sabine Roth
Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 8181–8184.

Shape-Persistent, Sterically Crowded Star Mesogens: From Exceptional Columnar Dimer Stacks to Supermesogens
M. Lehmann, P. Maier
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9710-9714.

A Perfect Match: Fullerene Guests in Star-Shaped Oligophenylenevinylene Mesogens
M. Lehmann, M. Hügel
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4110 – 4114.


Institute of Organic Chemistry
University of Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Matthias Lehmann
University of Würzburg

Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

Phone: +49 9131 31 83708
E-mail: Matthias.Lehmann@uni-wuerzburg.de
Homepage: Lehmann Group