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The Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC, Lehrstuhl II/Schubert) is part of the Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM) and the Faculty School of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena ,Germany. Click here for the group flyer.

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The laboratory covers a range of research fields between organic synthesis, macromolecular chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, combinatorial material research as well as nanoscience. Most of this research is carried out within the framework of the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI). The Laboratory has strong cooperations with the Center for Nanoscience Munich, the University Louvain-La-Neuve and the University of Gent. Significant support is obtained from the DFG, BMBF, State of Thuringia, EU, DPI, NWO, Evonikand the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.
The laboratory coordinates the DFG priority programme SPP 1568 “Design and generic principles of self-healing materials”. Within the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, the laboratory coordinates the priority research area “Innovative Materials and Technologies” and the ProExcellence programmes ‘NanoConSens’ and ‘PhotoMic’; in addition, the laboratory actively participates in the BMBF "Spitzenforschung und Innovation in den Neuen Ländern" programme "Photonics in Nanomaterials" (PhoNa), the Abbe School of Photonics and the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP).

Currently about 70 members from 9 nations form the vibrant basis of an active research environment, which was documented in 64 refereed scientific publications in 2013; more than 3400 citations last year demonstrate the worldwide impact of the research performed in the laboratory.

The mission of the laboratory is to combine bottom-up and top-down approaches to functional materials from the nanoscopic to the mesoscopic length scale, combined with addressable (smart) features such as self-healing systems and responsive properties. Applications both in the field of photonics/optics as well as life science are currently targeted, in close cooperation with local partners in Jena as well as abroad.


Prof. Schubert belongs to the highest cited chemists and material scientists worldwide


With more than 700 scientific publications, 20500 citations and an h-index of 70 Prof. Schubert belongs to the leading chemists and material scientists. The h-index was devised in 2005 by Jorge Hirsch as an indicator for the impact of scientific research. Following his definition, the h-index of a scientist is the highest number of scientific papers he has published, which have each amassed at least the same number of citations. E.g., Ulrich S. Schubert, with currently an h-index of 70, has published 70 papers which have each received at minimum 70 citations. Typically, the h-index reflects the live-long achievements of the whole career of scientists. Those scientists with h-index numbers greater 80 show a high percentage of noble laureates (as indicated in the ranking in Chemistry Word). Link the current pdf File with Chemistry World.