M. Sc. Anna Lisa Semrau

Joined the team in March 2017

Graduated at Ruhr-University Bochum under the guidance of Prof. R. A. Fischer in 2017

Room No.: 4035
Phone: 089 289 54129
E-mail: anna_lisa.semrau[at]tum.de

Research Topic: Selective Positioning of MOFs at Substrate Surfaces

My doctoral research deals with the integration of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into devices. Therefore, the selective positioning of MOFs at substrate surfaces plays a crucial role. Bottom-up and top-down approaches are used to control the surface patterning of MOFs@surfaces.

In a second step a novel microfluidic reactor based on nanometer-sized metal-organic frameworks (NMOFs) as the key feature will be manufactured. Thus enabling selective surface anchoring of the NMOFs inside the microfluidic device, which in turn will allow for efficient, sustainable and highly controlled in-flow catalysis. Consequentially the aim is to utilize the distinct advantages of microfluidics, such as consistent reaction parameter control, enhanced analytical sensitivity and straightforward parallelization possibilities and combine these with the unique nano-scale properties of NMOFs.

Selected Publications

A. L. Semrau, P. M. Stanley, A. Urstöger, M. Schuster, M. Cokoja, R. A. Fischer ACS Catalysis 2020 (Substantial turnover frequency enhancement of MOF catalysts by crystallite downsizing combined with surface anchoring)

A. L. Semrau, S. Wannapaiboon, S. P. Pujari, P. Vervoorts, B. Albada, H. Zuilhof, R. A. Fischer Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19(3), 1738-1747. (Highly porous nanocrystalline UiO-66 thin-films via coordination modulation controlled step-by-step liquid-phase growth).

W. Li, S. Xue, S. Watzele, S. Hou, J. Fichtner, A. L. Semrau, L. Zhou, A. Welle, A. S. Bandarenka, R. A. Fischer Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 (Advanced Bifunctional Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Electrocatalyst Derived from Surface-Mounted Metal-Organic Frameworks).

S. Bhattacharya, W. W. Ayass, D. H. Taffa, A. Schneemann, A. L. Semrau, S. Wannapaiboon, P. J. Altmann, A. Pöthig, T. Nisar, T. Balster, N. C. Burtch, V. Wagner, R. A. Fischer, M. Wark, U. Kortz J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141(8), 3385-3389. (Discovery of Polyoxo-Noble-Metalate-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks).

S. Wannapaiboon, A. Schneemann, I. Hante, M. Tu, K. Epp, A. L. Semrau, C. Sternemann, M. Paulus, S. J. Baxter, G. Kieslich & R. A. Fischer Nat. Comm., 2019, 10, 346.
(Control of structural flexibility of layered-pillared metal-organic frameworks anchored at surfaces).

K. Epp, A. L. Semrau, M. Cokoja, R. A. Fischer, Chem. Cat. Chem. 2018, 10, 3506-3512.
(Dual Site Lewis-Acid Metal-Organic Framework Catalysts for CO2 Fixation: Counteracting Effects of Node Connectivity, Defects and Linker Metalation).

C. Schotten, L. G. T. Leist, A. L. Semrau, D. L. Browne, React. Chem. Eng. 2018, 210-215.
(A machine-assisted approach for the preparation of follow-on pharmaceutical compound libraries).