Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner

Institut für Organische Chemie

Universität Würzburg

Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg


Phone: +49 931 31-85340

Fax: +49 931 31-84756


Frank Würthner was born in 1964 in Villingen-Schwenningen/Germany. He studied Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart where he obtained his PhD degree in 1993 working with Prof. Franz Effenberger on donor-acceptor substituted oligothiophenes and their use in molecular electronics. After a postdoctoral year as an AvH-Feodor-Lynen fellow in the laboratories of Julius Rebek, Jr. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge/USA he joined BASF Dye Stuff Research in Ludwigshafen/Germany to work on functional dyes for speciality applications like non-impact printing, electroluminescence and nonlinear optics. In 1997 he moved to University of Ulm to start his habilitation with projects on organic materials for photonics and supramolecular dye chemistry. Since October 2002 he is full professor in Würzburg (Chair of Organic Chemistry II).

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