Dr. Martin Kind, research fellow

Member of the institute of inorganic and analytical chemistry, group of Andreas Terfort.

Research Interests

Surface science, especially the modification of surfaces, like (organic) functionalization and patterning, with the aim to investigate their application e.g. in organic electronics, sensing, as templates for specific binding of biomolecules, for antibiofouling. Special focus lies on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and surface-bound metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Mainly used experimental methods are surface-selective spectroscopies, especially infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS). Further methods employed in our group: ellipsometry, scanning tunelling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and others.

Recent Publications


P. Werner, T. Wächter, A. Asyuda, A. Wiesner, M. Kind, M. Bolte, L. Weinhardt, A. Terfort, M. Zharnikov
"Electron Transfer Dynamics and Structural Effects in Benzonitrile Monolayers with Tuned Dipole Moments by Differently Positioned Fluorine Atoms"
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 39859-39869.

Q. Li, J. Gies, X.-J. Yu, Y Gu, A. Terfort, M. Kind
"Concentration-Dependent Seeding as a Strategy for Fabrication of Densely Packed Surface-Mounted Metal–Organic Frameworks (SURMOF) Layers"
Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 5185-5189.

M Gärtner, E. Sauter, G. Nascimbeni, A. Wiesner, M. Kind, P. Werner, C. Schuch, T. Abu-Husein, A. Asyuda, J. W. Bats, M. Bolte, E. Zojer, A. Terfort, M. Zharnikov
"Self-Assembled Monolayers with Distributed Dipole Moments Originating from Bipyrimidine Units"
J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 504–519.

X.-J. Yu, Y.-M. Xian, C. Wang, H.-L. Mao, M. Kind, T. Abu-Husein, Z. Chen, S.-B. Zhu, B. Ren, A. Terfort, J.-L. Zhuang
"Liquid-Phase Epitaxial Growth of Highly Oriented and Multivariate Surface-Attached Metal–Organic Frameworks"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 18984–18993.

C. Partes, E. Sauter, M. Gärtner, M. Kind, A. Asyuda, M. Bolte, M. Zharnikov, A. Terfort
"Reestablishing Odd–Even Effects in Anthracene-Derived Monolayers by Introduction of a Pseudo-C2v Symmetry"
J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123, 20362–20372.


Organisation of the inorganic and analytical chemistry lab courses for freshmen:
     - First semester ("Allgemeine und Analytische Chemie")
     - Second semester ("Analytische Anorganische Chemie")


      2010-now Research Fellow in the institute of inorganic and analytical chemistry, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  2007-2009 Postdoc in the group of Prof. Christof Wöll at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (research and scientific project management within the EU-funded project SURMOF, teaching)
  2002-2006 Work in environmental agencies (Landesumweltamt Nordrhein-Westfalen, Essen and Umweltbundesamt, Berlin)
  2001-2002 Postdoc in the group of Prof. Cornelius Zetzsch, Fraunhofer ITEM, Hannover (laser spectroscopy, atmospheric chemistry)
  1999-2001 Postdoc in the group of Prof. Friedrich Stuhl, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (research and teaching)
  1999 Obtained the grade Dr. rer. nat.
  1995-1999 PhD studies in the group of Prof. Friedrich Stuhl at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (laser spectroscopy, gas phase collisional dynamics)
  1990-1995 Chemistry studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum