Felix R. Fischer

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Felix received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in 2008. Prior to joining the Faculty at UC Berkeley as an Assistant Professor he was a German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University New York, NY. His research focuses on the rational design of novel organic functional materials for applications in molecular electronic devices such as field effect transistors, solar cells, and single molecule sensors. In an effort to control the structure of these materials both on the single molecule as well as on a macroscopic scale – a prerequisite for a superior performance – he takes advantage of tools derived from supramolecular chemistry and concepts identified in biologically relevant molecular recognition events. Using a newly developed highly controlled ring-opening metathesis polymerization reaction of strained alkynes the Fischer Group explores routes towards highly defined low-dimensional conjugated carbon-rich materials.