PhD project

Nonplanar unconventional pi-electron systems

Irena G. Stará
Ivo Starý Group
Chemistry of Functional Molecules


The project is focused on the synthesis of functionalised extended (hetero)helicenes, and (hetero)cycloarenes. In particular, the attention will be paid to emitters of circularly polarised light, single-molecule electromechanical properties, 2D self-assembly, (chir)optical properties, and charge/spin transport in thin layers. Chirality issues will be central to all endeavours.

Field of study: Organic chemistry


PhD students must be enrolled in a partner university and will be employed by the IOCB Prague at the same time (part-time or full time), which results in a competitive salary (a scholarship from the university + a salary from the IOCB). Each university has its own process, terms, and deadlines for PhD applications, which is separate from the IOCB recruitment process. You may discuss the details with the respective PI.

How to apply

Please return to the PhD projects at IOCB Prague – Call for Applications 2022 page and follow the instructions.

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