Research activities focus on the
investigation of elementary chemical processes of complex biological
and chemical systems, in particular, electron transfer, interfacial
processes, and photoinduced reactions.
These fundamental topics constitute the linkage between the various research projects that also cover methodical aspects. We are predominantly employing stationary and time-resolved vibrational spectroscopic techniques that are well established in our group. Further experimental approaches include UV-vis absorption, fluorescence, and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopies, electrochemical techniques as well as biochemical methods that are, in part, employed in collaboration with other research groups inside and outside the Max-Volmer Laboratory.
The experimental studies are complemented by theoretical methods. The research in the Biophysical Chemistry group is divided in various cross-linked projects that are co-supervised by senior team members .