New Humboldt scholarship holder at the Chair of Organic Chemistry II

Dr. Tao Wei is a Humboldt scholarship recipient at the Chair of Organic Chemistry II. (Image: private)

FAU has an excellent international reputation. This is reflected in the large number of renowned international researchers who choose FAU as their host university in order to work with FAU researchers as part of a scholarship or research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Dr. Tao Wei conducts research on carbon materials, particularly fullerenes, which are hollow, closed molecules with high symmetry, similar to the structure of a football. Wei focuses in particular on new giant fullerenes which contain additional atoms or ions in their interior. His research concentrates on how these fullerenes are created, how they are structured, what characteristics they display and whether they are suitable for photovoltaic applications.

At Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch’s Chair of Organic Chemistry II, Tao Wei will spend the next two years studying the structure of two-dimensional hybrid materials made of fullerenes and graphene. Their electronic characteristics will be a particular focus of his research.

Dr. Tao Wei earned his doctorate at the Department of Materials Science at the University of Science and Technology of China. He has been a Humboldt scholarship recipient at the Chair of Organic Chemistry II since July 2016.

Further information:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Henkestr. 42
91054 Erlangen