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Dr. Frank Hoffmann

Chemist, X-ray Crystallographer, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg

After studying Chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he received a Ph.D. degree in 2002 and held a postdoctoral position at the University of Gießen until 2007. After returning to Hamburg he became the head of the X-ray crystallography division at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry.
He has worked for a long time on Langmuir monolayers – in particular studying chiral interactions – and Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas (PMOs). His current research interests include crystal design, Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), network topology, gas storage, gas separation, molecular modeling in material science, chirality, fragrances and olfaction, and energy storage and conversion.


The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry
The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry