|Physical Organic Chemistry|
Investigations in physical organic chemistry emphasize new dye synthesis in conjunction with theoretical treatment such as quantum chemical modeling for optimal functional properties. Photophysical and electrochemical studies such as UV-Vis, fluorescence and cyclic voltammetry provide the basis for understanding optical features. The applications of this research lead to a broad array of applications such as fluorescent biomarkers for biochemical analysis, white-organic light emitting devices (WOLEDs) as well as dye-doped nanocomposites. These nanocomposites show potential for the direct solar energy conversion of carbon dioxide to an alternative and sustainable energy source such as methanol.