Sophie Müller

 

PhD Student

Location:

HCI G-316

Phone:

+41-44-632 2636

e-mail:

Sophie Müller

Education

2003-2005:

Study of Chemistry at Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Germany.

2005-2007:

Study of Chemistry at the European School of Chemistry, Polymers and Material Science (ECPM), Strasbourg, France.

2007:

Internship at Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland.

2007-2009:

Diploma Thesis with Prof. Dr. P. Metz, Dresden, Germany.

2009:

Diplom-Chemiker (TU Dresden, Germany), diplome d'ingénieurs (ECPM, Strasbourg, France.

since 2009:

Graduate Student with F. Diederich, ETH Zurich.

A New Platform for Self-assembly and Construction of Chiral Molecular Gears

Switching of functional molecular properties via conformational changes is a common concept in nature. Inspired by common biological systems such as ATP synthase and the work of Feringa towards a photodriven unidirectional molecular rotor, the controlled conversion of energy into unidirectional rotary motion is still a challenging research topic. Only a few examples of switches and rotors have been investigated on surfaces and their motion remains still non-directional. Unidirectional motion requires molecular gearing, which can be introduced by chiral, non-racemic environment. With the goal of producing nanometer-scale machines, we intend to generate a new facially segregated platform.


Last update: Dec. 2009.