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Niklas received his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the LMU Munich in Germany. He pursued his Ph.D. in physical chemistry studying the optoelectronic properties of oligothiophene-based Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) in the group of Prof. Thomas Bein. After graduating in 2020, he continued as a postdoctoral fellow. When COVID hit, he started a position at the Fraunhofer Society in Munich. But in 2021, he decided to go back to academia and joined the Meyer lab as a postdoctoral research scholar. He now focuses on exploring the effect of excited state localization within Ru-complexes on the cage escape yields of halide oxidation.

In his free time Niklas enjoys playing (table) tennis, being outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, skiing) and meeting family and friends.