The Rickhaus Lab - Shaping Polyaromatic Systems 

Our small group is based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich, where we join organic synthesis with supramolecular chemistry through molecular topography. What we don't know, we learn. What we can't learn, we create!

We aim to gain a fundamental understanding of carbon-based non-planar morphologies, their dynamic behaviour and the rules that govern supramolecular order. This will give us the ability to build functional materials from the molecular scale. More details on our research mission here.

For more of an idea of what we do, take a look at our publications. If you would like to come and work with us, have a read of our vacancies page. Like graphics? Find some here.

Looking for a Praktika or a Master Thesis? Apply here


21.11.2023 ...Michel snatched a big SNSF Starting Grant to expand our portfolio considerably. That means, we got space for YOU! #apply

01.08.2023 ...aaaand we are off - relocation to our new home at the Uni Geneva are underway. Join us!

20.07.2023 Joe and Lucía have done it again, just in time for Michels talk @CuroPi5: Our new paper on 2D materials from carpyridines has just been accepted in Nature Comms. 

19.07.2023 We had a fantastic time with the curvature crowd @CuroPi5 in Prage. 

27.06.2023 The group travelled to the ISMSC conference in Reykjavik, Iceland.

27.02.2023 We welcome Nils to our group from the Group of Meijer in the Netherlands as our latest PhD student!

31.01.2023 Congratulations to Elie and Michel for their publication in Helvetica Chimica Acta in collaboration with the Gademann group.

03.01.2023 And the BATA team publish again, this time in Helvetica Chimica Acta. Congratulations Kai, Mélissa and Phil!

21.12.2022 Kai, Phil and Mélissa had their article on triazaseptanes published in Chemistry: A European Journal. Congratulations! the archive

Our Character

Servant Leadership

Disruptive Thinking

A Lab-Culture that Empowers

Diversity = Power 

Succeeding by Trust and Autonomy 

Nurturing Dependable Science

Room to Grow

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