Wilhelm Auwärter

Molecular Nanoscience at Interfaces

Our research focuses on the development of atomically precise nanoscale systems at tailored interfaces. Major goals are the characterization and control of single-molecule processes, the engineering of supramolecular and covalent architectures, and the formation of novel hybrid materials. To this end, we employ surface-catalysed reaction schemes and surface science analysis techniques, including bond-resolved scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy. Particular emphasis is put on metal-organic complexes and networks in view of their ample potential for applications in heterogeneous catalysis and sensing.