The research group "Organic Materials & Devices – OMD" was established in fall 2005 with the appointment of Marcus Halik to the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. The OMD-group is a section of the "Institute of Polymer Materials - LSP" at the Department of Materials Science which belongs to the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg.



The research of the OMD-group is focused on self-assembly, hierarchical structure formation and functional interfaces. We use functional organic molecules with the ability to self-assemble on surfaces towards novel innovative molecular and hybrid systems. Fundamentals of self-assembly, molecular interaction motifs as construction tools and applications of such systems are of particular interest. OMD is committed to sustainability and the applications of our research target innovative solutions in environmental science, electronics and optoelectronics, medicine and engineering.

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OMD participates in a number of collaborative research and training programs such as in the FAU Competence Center "Engineering of Advanced Materials" (FAU-EAM), the Graduate School of Molecular Science (GSMS), the Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM), the FAU Profile Center Solar , the DFG research training group "Planar Carbon Lattices" (GRK 2861), the Dresden-Erlangen Campus of Advanced Materials (DECAM), or the Collaborative Research Centre – Synthetic Carbon Allotropes (SFB 953)