Dr Simon Krause is a chemist working at the intersection of organic, inorganic, physical, and materials chemistry. He studied chemistry at the University of Nottingham (UK) and Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). In 2019 he obtained his PhD at TU Dresden working on the topic of negative gas adsorption of flexible metal-organic frameworks.
From 2019-2020 he worked as a Feodor Lynen post-doctoral research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation in the group of Prof Ben Feringa at the University of Groningen (Nl) on the topic of light-driven molecular motors and switches. He then moved to Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (Ger) as a postdoctoral reseracher and since Novmber 2021 he is an independent group leader supported by a Liebig Fellowship . His current and future research is fokused on dynamic aspects in extended supramolecular frameworks as well as framework-embedded molecular machines.