Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000 – 2004
    Diplom studies – University of Heidelberg (Germany) and University of Bristol (UK)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Ph.D. research – University of Heidelberg (Germany); Research advisor: Prof. R. Gleiter

  • 2009 – 2012
    Postdoctoral fellow – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA); Research advisor: Prof. T. M. Swager

  • 2012 – 2015
    Research group leader (Emmy Noether fellow) – University of Bonn (Germany)

  • Since 2015
    Professor for Molecular/Organic Functional Materials – Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany)

Selected publications

  • M. E. Speer, M. Kolek, J. J. Jassoy, J. Heine, M. Winter, P. M. Bieker, B. Esser, "Thianthrene-functionalized polynorbornenes as high-voltage materials for organic cathode-based dual-ion batteries" Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 15261-15264.

  • B. Esser, "Theoretical analysis of [5.5.6]cyclacenes: Electronic properties, strain energies and substituent effects" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 7366-7372.

  • M. Bovenkerk, B. Esser, "Synthesis of Isoindoles By One-Electron Reductions of Dibenzo[1,4]diazocines" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 775-785.

  • K. A. Mirica, J. G. Weis, J. M. Schnorr, B. Esser, T. M. Swager, "Mechanical Drawing of Gas Sensors on Paper" Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 10898-10903; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10740-10745.

  • B. Esser, J. M. Schnorr, T. M. Swager, "Selective Detection of Ethylene Gas Using Carbon Nanotube-based Devices: Utility in Determination of Fruit Ripeness" Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 5851-5855; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5752-5756 (highlighted in: M. Ding, A. Star, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7637-7638).

  • B. Esser, T. M. Swager, "Detection of Ethylene gas by Fluorescence Turn-On of a Conjugated Polymer" Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 9056-9059; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8872-8875.

  • R. Gleiter, B. Esser, S. C. Kornmayer, "Cyclacenes – Hoop Shaped Systems Composed of Conjugated Rings" Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1108-1116.

  • B. Esser, F. Rominger, R. Gleiter, "Synthesis of [6.8]3Cyclacene: Conjugated Belt and Model for an unusual Type of Carbon Nanotube" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 6716-6717 (highlighted in: Synfacts 2008, 8, 819).

  • B. Esser, J. A. Raskatov, R. Gleiter, "DFT Calculations on [6.8]Cyclacenes and CpCo-Capped [4.8]Cyclacenes" Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 4037-4040.



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