Dr. Lukas Zeininger

Dr. Lukas Zeininger


Post Doc


Room: U 1.022 EAM Neubau
Phone: +49 (0) 9131 85 67 514
Fax: +49 (0) 9131 85 26 864


Ph.D. Thesis

Supramolecular Functionalization of Nanomaterials

Diploma Thesis

A Porphyrin-β-dipyrromethane as novel building block for β,meso-substituted oligoporphyrin systems

Research area

  • Covalent and noncovalent surface modification of metal oxide nanoparticles
  • Shell-by-shell coating of organic and inorganic nanoparticles via hydrophobic interactions
  • Formation of self-assembled hybrid materials via hydrogen bonding interactions
  • Development of novel nanocarriers based on functionalized nanoparticles



  • Halik M., Zeininger L., Portilla L., Hirsch A.: “Magnetic nanoparticles with strong affinity to hydrocarbons based on pure and mixed ligand shells composed of phosphonic acid derivatives”, invention disclosure, 2016, pending.


International Conference Contributions

  • “Chemical Functionalization and Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes”, Zeininger L., Bosch S., Hirsch A., EuCheMs Chemistry Congress, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, Poster-Contribution.
  • “Self-Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes and ZnO Nanorods through Functionalization with a Hydrogen Bonding Motif”, Zeininger L., Bosch S., Hirsch A., Gordon Research Conference Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, 2014, Lucca, Italy, Poster-Contribution.
  • “Hydrogen-bond mediated Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials”, Zeininger L., Hirsch A., MRS Fall Meeting, 2013, Boston, USA, Poster-Contribution.
  • “Substituted Porphyrindipyrromethanes – New Building Blocks for Porphyrin­oligomers”, Speck M., Zeininger L., Hirsch A., ICPP 7, 2012, Jeju, Korea, Poster-Contribution


6)L. Zeininger, F. Lodermeyer, R. D. Costa, D. M. Guldi, A. Hirsch Hydrogen bonding mediated orthogonal and reversible self-assembly of porphyrin sensitizers onto TiO2 nanoparticlesChem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8842-8845
5)L. Zeininger, L. Portilla, M. Halik, A. Hirsch Quantitative Determination and Comparison of the Surface Binding of Phosphonic Acid-, Carboxylic Acid- and Catechol-Ligands on TiO2 NanoparticlesChem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 13506-13512
4)L. Zeininger, M. Klaumünzer, W. Peukert, A. Hirsch Surface Modification of ZnO Nanorods with Hamilton ReceptorsIJMS 2015, 16, 8186-8200
3)L. Zeininger, S. Petzi, J. Schönamsgruber, L. Portilla, M. Halik, A. Hirsch Very Facile Polarity Umpolung and Noncovalent Functionalization of Inorganic Nanoparticles: A Tool Kit for Supramolecular Materials ChemistryChem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 14030-14035
2)S. Bosch, L. Zeininger, F. Hauke, A. Hirsch A supramolecular approach for the facile solubilization and separation of covalently functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubesChemistry - A European Journal 2014, 20, 2537-2541
1)J. Schönamsgruber, L. Zeininger, A. Hirsch Grafting perylenes to ZnO nanoparticlesChemistry - A European Journal 2014, 20, 2529-2536