Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas

Research interests

  • porous and nanostructured materials

Awards (selection)

2018 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)
2017 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)
2011 Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award
2011 European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant on Organic Zeolites
2006 Award of the Otto-Röhm Memorial Foundation
2004 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2004 Georg-Manecke Award of Berlin-Brandenburg Association of Polymer Research (Best PhD Thesis in Polymer Chemistry in the region Berlin/Brandenburg)

Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas
TU Berlin
Institute of Chemistry, Office BA 2
Hardenbergstraße 40
10623 Berlin
+49 (0)30 314-25118
+49 (0)30 314-29271

Publications (selection)

J. Roeser, D. Prill, M. J. Bojdys, P. Fayon, A. Trewin, A. N. Fitch, M. U. Schmidt, A. Thomas, Anionic silicate organic frameworks constructed from hexacoordinate silicon centres, Nature Chemistry 2017, 9, 977–982.

H. V. Le, S. Parishan, A. Sagaltchik, C. Goebel, C. Schlesiger, W. Malzer, A. Trunschke, R. Schomäcker, A. Thomas, Solid-state ion-exchanged Cu/mordenite catalysts for the direct conversion of methane to methanol, ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 1403–1412.

M. Trunk, J. F. Teichert, A. Thomas, Room-temperature activation of hydrogen by semi-immobilized frustrated Lewis pairs in microporous polymer networks, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139, 3615–3618.

S. Kuecken, A. Acharjya, L. Zhi, M. Schwarze, R. Schomäcker, A. Thomas, Fast tuning of covalent triazine frameworks for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution, Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 5854–5857.

N. Chaoui, M. Trunk, R. Dawson, J. Schmidt, A. Thomas, Trends and challenges for microporous polymers, Chemical Society Reviews 2017, 46, 3302–3321.

A. Indra, A. Acharjya, P. W. Menezes, C. Merschjann, D. Hollmann, M. Schwarze, M. Aktas, A. Friedrich, S. Lochbrunner, A. Thomas, M. Driess, Boosting visible-light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution with an integrated nickel phosphide–carbon nitride system, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56, 1653–1657.

D. Becker, N. Konnertz, M. Böhning, J. Schmidt, A. Thomas, Light-switchable polymers of intrinsic microporosity, Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28, 8523–8529.

M. Trunk, A. Herrmann, H. Bildirir, A. Yassin, J. Schmidt, A. Thomas, Copper-free Sonogashira coupling for high-surface-area conjugated microporous poly(aryleneethynylene) networks, Chemistry – A European Journal 2016, 22, 7179–7183.

K. Kailasam, M. B. Mesch, L. Moehmann, M. Baar, S. Blechert, M. Schwarze, M. Schroeder, R. Schomaecker, J. Senker, A. Thomas, Donor–acceptor-type heptazine-based polymer networks for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution, Energy Technology 2016, 4, 744 –750.

L. Hao, J. Ning, B. Luo, B. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Tang, J. Yang, A. Thomas, J. Zhi, Structural evolution of 2d microporous covalent triazine-based framework toward the study of high-performance supercapacitors, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 219–225.


F. Schueth, R. Palkovits, C. Baltes, M. Antonietti, A. Thomas, Method for oxidizing methane, 2010, WO 2011009429 A1.