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Dr. Michael Sommer


Michael Sommer

Dr. Michael Sommer

Institut für Makromolekulare Chemie

Stefan-Meier-Straße 31

79104 Freiburg, Germany

Room: 00.002
Phone: +49 (761) 203-6424
Fax: +49 (761) 203-6319
E-Mail : michael.sommer@makro.uni-freiburg.de

E-Mail (secretariat): carmen.hermann@makro.uni-freiburg.de




Research Experience and Affiliations



Member of the Freiburger Institute for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT)



Parental leave



Laboratory head of the Scale-Up Laboratory at the Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF)



Group leader at the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry



Post-doc at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, University of Cambridge, UK (Prof. W. Huck)



Post-doc at the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth (Prof. M. Thelakkat)



PhD student at the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth (Prof. M. Thelakkat)





Education and Degrees


venia legendi in Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Freiburg



PhD at the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry I, University of Bayreuth, Germany (summa cum laude)




Diploma in chemistry with distinction at the University of

Bayreuth and the University of Granada, Spain




Ruf (W3) an die TU Chemnitz
Helmut-Holzer Preis der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Freiburg
Reimund-Stadler Preis der GDCh für Nachwuchswissenschaftler in der Makromolekularen Chemie
Max-Buchner-Forschungsstipendium der DECHEMA
ADUC Price for Habilitanden 2015


Otto Warburg Prize “Best PhD Thesis in Chemistry 2009” from the University of Bayreuth



Selected Publications

  • F. Lombeck et al: On the prevalent effect of carbazole homocouplings on the performance of PCDTBT_PCBM solar cells, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016,6, (inside cover).                                                                                                          DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601232
  • R. Matsidik et al: Defect-free naphthalene diimide bithiophene copolymers with controlled molar mass and high performance via direct arylation polycondensation, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2015,137, 6705-6711.
  • R. Matsidik et al: C-H arylation of unsubstituted furan and thiophene with acceptor bromides: Access to donor-acceptor-donor building blocks for organic electronics, J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 980.

DOI: 10.1021/jo502432e

  • A. Luzio et al: Structure-function relationships of high electron mobility naphthalene diimide copolymers made by direct arylation, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 6233-6240.

DOI: 10.1021/cm503033j

  • F. Lombeck et al: Identifying homocouplings as critical side reactions in direct arylation polycondensation, ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 819.

DOI: 10.1021/mz5004147

  • D. Schiefer et al.: Nickel catalyst with a hybrid P,N ligand for the Kumada catalyst transfer polycondensation of sterically hindered thiophenes, ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 617.  

DOI: 10.1021/mz500282j

  • M. Brinkmann et al.: Segregated versus mixed interchain stacking in highly oriented films of naphthalene diimide bithiophene copolymers, ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10319.

DOI: 10.1021/nn304213h

  • P. Kohn et al: On the role of single regio-defects and polydispersity in regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene): Defect distribution, synthesis of defect-free chains and a simple model for the determination of crystallinity, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2012, 134, 4790.

DOI: 10.1021/ja210871j









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