Addressing challenges in nanoscience with organic chemistry – synthesis and applications of functional, organic molecules

PhD defence, Friday 31 March 2017. Niels Due Kjeldsen.

2017.03.31 | Steffi Hjerrild Iversen

Niels Due Kjeldsen

During his PhD studies, Niels Due Kjeldsen has synthesized organic molecules designed for surface self-assembly studies. The molecules have been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), which has provided fundamental insight into intermolecular phenomena at the single-molecule level. He has also synthesized functionalized graphene nanoribbons, which could hold promise as a material for next-generation electronic materials.

The new research findings contribute to an increased understanding of self-assembly phenomena at the molecular level and also towards preparing functionalized graphene nanoribbons.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday 31 March 2017 at 13.15
Place: Building 1514, room 213, Lecture Theatre I, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: Applications of organic molecules in nanoscience
Contact information: Niels Due Kjeldsen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 2261 9962
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Dr. Marcel Mayor, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Alexander Zelikin (chair), iNANO and Department of chemistry, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Kurt V. Gothelf, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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