Mathias Micheel | Researcher


Hello there! I’m Dr. Mathias Micheel, a Physical Chemist from Germany. On this website, you may find more about my research and myself. From time to time, I might even drop random thoughts here - just like it was my personal blog in 2004!

And if in a distant future the supply of coal becomes completely exhausted, civilization will not be checked by that, for life and civilization will continue as long as the sun shines!


More than 100 years ago, Ciamician expressed his vision of a civilization which covers its energy needs not on the basis of fossil fuels, but by direct utilization of solar energy. Instead of smokestacks from coal and oil factories, the chemical industry of the future would use glass tubes to drive their reactions.

As a child from the Ruhr area, with its long history in coal mining and steel refining, I am every much committed to realizing his dream, which remains unfulfilled to date, and try to convert solar energy into so-called solar fuels.


Jun 25, 2024 New paper in ACS Appl. Nano Mater. on polydopamine-coated nanorods
Mar 01, 2024 Today I joined the work group of Dr. Sebastian Engel at the Institute of Technical and Environmental Chemistry (Friedrich Schiller University Jena) where I will explore new hybrid semiconductor nanomaterials for photocatalysis, funded by BMBF!
Aug 15, 2023 Starting today, I’ll be working as a postdoc at RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. Yeah!
Apr 17, 2023 A good thing's worth waiting for - new paper in JCP!
Sep 12, 2022 Our review “Assembly, Properties, and Application of Ordered Group II–VI and IV–VI Colloidal Semiconductor Nanoparticle Films” has been published in Advanced Materials Interfaces! We’re also thrilled to contribute the Inner Back Cover picture for the October edition!

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selected publications

  1. Ultrafast Electron Transfer from CdSe Quantum Dots to an [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Mimic
    Alexander Schleusener, Mathias Micheel, Stefan Benndorf , and 3 more authors
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, May 2021
    Publisher: American Chemical Society
  2. Self-healing Functional Polymers: Optical Property Recovery of Conjugated Polymer Films by Uncatalyzed Imine Metathesis
    Johannes Ahner, Mathias Micheel, Robert Geitner , and 4 more authors
    Macromolecules, May 2017
    Publisher: American Chemical Society
  3. Assembly, Properties, and Application of Ordered Group II–VI and IV–VI Colloidal Semiconductor Nanoparticle Films
    Mathias Micheel, Raktim Baruah, Krishan Kumar , and 1 more author
    Advanced Materials Interfaces, May 2022