Dr. sc. nat. Franziska Lissel
Dr. Franziska Lissel

Dr. sc. nat. Franziska Lissel

Independent Junior Research Group Leader
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research


Hohe Str. 6
01069 Dresden

Research Interests

Organic and organometallic electronics.
Functional organic and organometallic polymers.

Short Biography

Franziska Lissel is an Independent Junior Research Group Leader at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research. Previously, she was a postdoctoral scholar in chemical engineering at Stanford University where she was associated with the Zhenan Bao Research Group. She was graduated with a Ph.D. in the natural sciences (Dr. sc. nat.) on probing electronic properties through the specific design of organometallic molecules from University of Zurich in 2014 under the supervision of Heinz Berke and was affiliated with the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich. Prior to this, she studied biology and chemistry at the University of Bremen from where she earned a M.Sc. in chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.) in 2009. Dr. Lissel's studies and research were awarded with several fellowships and research grants, for example by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences (SCNAT). Next to her academic research, she is actively performing technology transfer in collaboration with multiple industrial partners like IBM Research, Procter & Gamble, and Samsung.

Selected Publications
Sci. Adv. Y. Wang, C. Zhu, R. Pfattner, H. Yan, L. Jin, S. Chen, F. Molina-Lopez, F. Lissel, J. Liu, N. I. Rabiah, Z. Chen, J. W. Chung, C. Linder, M. F. Toney, B. Murmann and Z. Bao.
A Highly Stretchable, Transparent and Conductive Polymer.
Sci. Adv. 2017, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1602076.

ACS Nano G. I. Koleilat, M. Vosgueritchian, T. Lei, Y. Zhou, D. W. Lin, F. Lissel, P. Lin, J. W. F. To, T. Xie, K. England, Y. Zhang, and Z. Bao.
Surpassing the Exciton Diffusion Limit in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Sensitized Solar Cells.
ACS Nano 2016, doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b06358.

Nature J. Y. Oh, S. Rondeau-Gagné, Y.-C. Chiu, A. Chortos, F. Lissel, G.-J. N. Wang, B. C. Schroeder, T. Kurosawa, J. Lopez, T. Katsumata, J. Xu, C. Zhu, X. Gu, W.-G. Bae, Y. Kim, L. Jin, J. W. Chung, J. B.-H. Tok, and Z. Bao.
Intrinsically Stretchable and Healable Semiconducting Polymer for Organic Transistors.
Nature 2016, doi:10.1038/nature20102.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. Y.-L. Rao, A. Chortos, R. Pfattner, F. Lissel, Y.-C. Chiu, V. Feig, J. Xu, T. Kurosawa, X. Gu, C. Wang, M. He, J. W. Chung, and Z. Bao.
Stretchable Self-healing Polymeric Dielectrics Crosslinked Through Metal-Ligand Coordination.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (18), pp 6020–6027.

Nat. Chem.

C.-H. Li, C. Wang, C. Keplinger, J.-L. Zuo, L. Jin, Y. Sun, P. Zheng, Y. Cao, F. Lissel, C. Linder, X.-Z. You, Z. Bao.
A Highly Stretchable Autonomous Self-Healing Elastomer.
Nat. Chem. 2016, 8 (6), pp 618–624.
Featured on Stanford News and Stanford Engineering News.

Nat. Nanotechnol.

F. Schwarz, G. Kastlunger, F. Lissel, C. Egler-Lucas, S. Semenov, K. Venkatesan, H. Berke, R. Stadler, and E. Lörtscher.
Field-induced conductance switching by charge-state alternation in organometallic single-molecule junctions.
Nat. Nanotechnol. 2016, 11, pp 170–176.

Organometallics F. Lissel, O. Blacque, K. Venkatesan, and H. Berke.
Structural and Electronic Variations of sp/sp2 Carbon-Based Bridges in Di- and Trinuclear Redox-Active Iron Complexes Bearing Fe(diphosphine)2X (X = I, NCS) Moieties.
Organometallics 2015, 34 (2), pp 408–418.

UZH F. Lissel.
Iron-Alkyne Based Organometallic Molecules as Functional Building Blocks for Molecular Junctions.
PhD thesis, University of Zurich, 2014.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. F. Lissel, F. Schwarz, O. Blacque, H. Riel, E. Lörtscher, K. Venkatesan, and H. Berke.
Organometallic single-molecule electronics: tuning electron transport through X(diphosphine)2FeC4Fe(diphosphine)2X building blocks by varying the Fe-X-Au anchoring scheme from coordinative to covalent.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 (41), pp 14560–14569.

NanoLetters F. Schwarz, G. Kastelunger, F. Lissel, H. Riel, K. Venkatesan, H. Berke, R. Stadler, and E. Lörtscher.
High-conductive organometallic molecular wires with delocalized electron systems strongly coupled to metal electrodes.
NanoLetters 2014, 14 (10), pp 5932–5940.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. F. Lissel, T. Fox, O. Blacque, W. Polit, R. F. Winter, K. Venkatesan, and H. Berke.
Stepwise construction of an iron-substituted rigid-rod molecular wire: targeting a tetraferra-tetracosa-decayne.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135 (10), pp 4051–4060.

Uni Bremen F. Lissel.
Syntheses of Asymetrically Substituted Perfluorinated Phthalocyanines and their Catalytic Investigation.
Master's thesis, University of Bremen, 2009.

J. Organomet. Chem. T. Schaffran, F. Lissel, B. Samatanga, G. Karlsson, A. Burghardt, K. Edwards, M. Winterhalter, R. Peschka-Süss, R. Schubert, and D. Gabel.
Dodecaborate cluster lipids with variable headgroups for boron neutron capture therapy: Synthesis, physical-chemical properties and toxicity.
J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, 694 (11), pp 1708–1712.


Z. Bao, Y.-C. Chiu, J. W. Chung, S. Lee, F. Lissel, J. Y. Oh, S. Rondeau Gagne, and B. Schroeder.
Incorporation of Non-Conjugated Dynamic Bonding Moieties in Conjugated Polymers Backbones for Stretchability Enhancement and Self-Healing Properties.
Invention Disclosure: Stanford Docket S15-217,
Samsung/Stanford Agreement Number: IC2014-0929.

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