Helten Group

Helten Group

Helten Group

Group Members

Abhishek Koner Dr. Abhishek Koner
Postdoctoral Researcher, e-mail: abhishek.koner(at)ac.rwth-aachen.de

Abhishek was born and brought up in a small village in Indian state of West Bengal. After finishing his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Calcutta University, he got admitted in IIT Kanpur for pursuing his M.Sc. in Chemistry. Following his M.Sc. he moved to group of Prof. Dr. Rainer Streubel (University of Bonn), where he worked on the fields of imidazole-2-thione based tricyclic 1,4-diphosphinines in his Ph.D. Thereafter he joined Helten group as a Post-Doc. In his spare time he likes to watch and play cricket, meet with friends and cook spicy foods.

Ozan Ayhan Ozan Ayhan
Ph.D. student, e-mail: ozan.ayhan(at)ac.rwth-aachen.de

Ozan grew up at the edge of the Ruhr area between Dortmund and Münster. After school and civilian service he moved to Aachen to start his studies in Chemistry. In the third year he gained first research experience working on metal-organic frameworks, which were also the topic of the concluding bachelor's thesis. The following M.Sc. studies were completed with a work on spin crossover complexes. Moving from one type of hybrid materials to another, Ozan is at the moment investigating main group macromolecules. When at home, Ozan usually turns on his music while doing anything else, which will be cooking or reading quite often. A good part of his spare time is taken by other music-related activities: concerts and music festivals. The quiet counterbalances are Kung fu and hiking.

Merian Crumbach Merian Crumbach
Ph.D. student, e-mail: merian.crumbach(at)ac.rwth-aachen.de

Merian was raised in a village close to Heinsberg, north of Aachen. After finishing school, he moved to Aachen and began his studies in Chemistry. After finishing his master's thesis, he stayed in the Helten Group for further investigations of novel polycyclic aromatic organic—inorganic hybrid compounds. In his spare time he likes to play rugby, meet with friends and watch movies.

Lars Fritze Lars Fritze
Ph.D. student, e-mail: lars.fritze(at)ac.rwth-aachen.de

Lars was born in a small town between Düsseldorf and Dortmund. After finishing school he rendered military service, he moved to Aachen and started his studies in Chemistry. After his M.Sc. studies of organic—inorganic polymers in the Helten Group, Lars stayed in the group in order to advance the research in this field of chemistry. In his spare time, he likes meeting friends or watching a good movie.

Thomas Lorenz Thomas Lorenz
Ph.D. student, e-mail: thomas.lorenz(at)ac.rwth-aachen.de

Thomas was born and raised in the rural area between Aachen, Düsseldorf and Cologne. After finishing school, he moved to Aachen to study Chemistry. Within his studies, he gained first research experience in the field of synthesis of microgelbeads and hydrogels. In addition, he worked on the cleavage of lignin using Fe-catalysts as well as on the usage of supercritical carbon dioxide as drying agent. Thomas started in the Helten group doing his internship on dehydrocoupling of main group compounds. Now, he is working on his Ph.D. thesis dealing with main group macromolecules. During his leisure, he likes to meet with friends and go out or go to the cinema.

Nicolas Riensch Nicolas Riensch
Ph.D. student, e-mail: nicolas.riensch(at)ac.rwth-aachen.de

Nicolas was born in Cologne and raised in Bergheim, a town close to Cologne. After finishing school, he moved to Aachen to study Chemistry. After his M.Sc. studies and his Master thesis in the Helten Group, Nicolas stayed in the group and currently works on organic—inorganic polymers. During his leisure time, he likes to play soccer, read books or meet with friends.

Nicolas de la Vega Guerra
Research intern, e-mail: nicolas.vega(at)rwth-aachen.de


Dr. Artur Lik (Ph.D. 2018)

Marina Chuchmareva

Laura Bloch (bachelor's thesis)

Felix Garg (bachelor's thesis)

Sangeth Jenthra

Clemens Glasmacher (bachelor's & master's thesis)

Niklas Möller (bachelor's thesis)

Felix Krauskopf

Sebastian Gisbertz

Daniel Warzecha

Sebastian Wollnitz

Sophia Knecht

Lars Müller (master's thesis)

Rudi Eswein (master's thesis)

Thomas Diehl

Niklas Westhues

Sebastian Lehmann

Fabian Thomas (bachelor's thesis)

Andreas Thiel

Maximilian Bremerich

Fabian Obstals (bachelor's thesis)

Jakob Bilger