Research Expertise and Interest
Organic and Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Molecular Electronics, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Graphene Nanomaterials
Felix Fischer is a professor in the Department of Chemistry. His research interests focus on the rational design, deterministic assembly, and detailed investigation of the exotic physical phenomena emerging from quantum confinement effects in nanomaterials. He leads a highly integrated multidisciplinary research program, founded on modular bottom-up organic synthesis of functional materials with precisely defined structure, their controlled assembly into hierarchically ordered architectures, and the evaluation of emergent physical properties across multiple length, time, and energy scales. As part of his research he strives to understand, fine-tune, and ultimately harness the exceptional properties of nanoscale materials by developing a suite of novel synthetic tools that offer an unprecedented atomically precise control over intrinsic geometric parameters as length, width, symmetry, and electronic structure.