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Welcome to the Jäkle Research Group !

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Openings. We encourage inquiries of prospective new undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing cutting-edge research at the interface of main group and materials chemistry. Please contact Prof. Jaekle at

Recent Group News:
10/2022 Congratulations to Abdullah (Dr. Alahmadi) on defending his thesis!!!
06/2022 The group had great fun attending the Boron Americas conference. Thanks to the organizers for putting together a wonderful meeting. And congrats to Jingyao who wins a poster prize!
01/2022 We welcome new graduate student Lakshita to the group !
09/2021 Congratulations to Monika (Dr. Baraniak) !!! We wish her good luck in her new position at BMS. And good luck to Daisuke who moves on to assume a position of Assistant Research Professor at Tokyo Metropolitain University.
11/2020 We welcome new graduate student Xiao to the group !
07/2020 Monika wins the Grand Prize at the the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Congratulations!
05/2020 Undergraduate researchers Meroline and Mya secure LSAMP summer research scholarships. Congrats! We will be focusing on writing projects at this time...
11/2019 We welcome new graduate students Beijia and Ashutosh to the group !
09/2019 Congratulations to Kanglei (Dr. Liu) on a superb PhD defense and to Alain on securing a permanent position with Accustandard! You will be missed!
08/2019 Frieder is honored as one of the 2019 ACS Fellows at ACS National Meeting in San Diego
05/2019 Undergraduates Nana and Ahmed secure LSAMP fellowships for summer research. Congrats!!! We also welcome Shivani (now an Undergraduate at U Penn) and high school summer students Maria and Ahmad to the group. Welcome!
03/2019 Undergraduate researcher Berothy Jilus wins First Prize at the William Patterson University poster session for her work on Polystyrenes and their B-N Analogs. Way to go, Berothy!
06/2018 We hosted the 2018 US-Japan Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials Workshop from June 17-21st, right here on the Newark Campus of Rutgers. The bilateral workshop attracted close to 100 participants!
08/2017 We coorganized a symposium at the 2017 Fall ACS Meeting in Washington on "Non-conventional building blocks in conjugated materials" - see the coverage in C&E News. The group also gave several poster and oral presentations.
07/2017 Frieder gives keynote lectures at the Imeboron in Hongkong and at ICBC in Xinxiang and visits several Universities in China
2017 - PolyRU-N, a new $2.1 M polymer/nanomaterials characterization facility is now fully operational. We welcome interested academic and industrial users!
Some Recent Research Highlights:
Kanglei's paper on "Near-Infrared-Absorbing BN Lewis Pair-Functionalized Anthracenes: Electronic Structure Tuning, Conformational Isomerism, and Applications in Photothermal Cancer Therapy" appears in JACS (2022)
Collaborative work with Pangkuan's group on "Dynamic B/N Lewis Pairs: Insights into the Structural Variations and Photochromism via Light-Induced Fluorescence to Phosphorescence Switching" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2022)
Mukundam's work on "Linear Extension of Anthracene via B?N Lewis Pair Formation: Effects on Optoelectronic Properties and Singlet O2 Sensitization" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2022)
Daisuke and Nurcan's paper on "Electrochromic polycationic organoboronium macrocycles with multiple redox states" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2021)
Fer and James' work on "ROMP-Boranes as Moisture-Tolerant and Recyclable Lewis Acid Organocatalysts" appears in JACS (2020)
Nurcan's paper on a "A Highly Electron-Deficient Hexaboracyclophane" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2020)
Yohei's communication on the "Extended conjugated borenium dimers via late stage functionalization of air-stable borepinium ions" featured on the back cover of Chem. Commun. (2020)
Fer's paper on "Lewis Pairs as Highly Tunable Dynamic Cross-Links in Transient Polymer Networks" appears in JACS (2019)
Kanglei's full paper on the "Tuning the Structure and Electronic Properties of B−N Fused Dipyridylanthracene and Implications on the Self-Sensitized Reactivity with Singlet Oxygen" appears in JACS (2019)
Fer's review on "Functional Polymeric Materials Based on Main-Group Elements" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2019)
New book on "Main Group Strategies towards Functional Hybrid Materials", edited by T. Baumgartner and F. Jäkle comes out with Wiley (ISBN: 978-1-119-23597-2)
Alain's paper on a "Diferrocenylmercury-Bridged Diphosphine as A Unique Chiral, Ambiphilic, and Redox-active Bidentate Ligand" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2018)
Collaborative work with the Jun Liu group on "Conjugated Borane Polymers as Acceptors in All-Polymer Photovoltaic" appears in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2018)

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