Frank Würthner, Associate editor
University of Würzburg, Germay
Frank Würthner received his education and PhD degree (1993) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). He was a Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and carried out postdoctoral research at MIT in Cambridge/MA (USA). After two years in the BASF central research laboratories in Ludwigshafen (Germany) he moved to the University of Ulm where he received the Habilitation in 2001. Since 2002, he is Chair Professor at the University of Würzburg, where he has served as Head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Dean of the Chemistry and Pharmacy Department and Founding Director of the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry.
His main research interests include the synthesis of pi-conjugated molecules and functional dyes, their application in organic electronics, photonics and photovoltaics, the construction of complex supramolecular architectures composed of pi-scaffolds, and the investigation of light-induced processes in dye-based nanosystems He has published 380 papers and – with an h-index of 86 – is listed among the highly cited chemists of the last decade. He is an elected member of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.