- B.S., Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur , Strasbourg, France , 1993
- M.S., Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur , Strasbourg, France , 1994
- D.E.A., Post-Master Degree, Inorganic Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1995
- Ph.D., Coordination Chemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland , 2000
- Teaching Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2001-2004
Prof. Muller's research interests focus on the design of luminescent lanthanide(III) complexes with chiral ligands as potential probes of more complex molecules, e.g., biomolecules, by preferential interaction with one enantiomer for instance. This work includes the use of various spectroscopic techniques such as circularly polarized luminescence (CPL), fluorescence, UV-Vis, and NMR for the characterization of such compounds and elucidation of their structure. More specifically, the studies (i) investigate the sensitivity and selectivity of CPL spectroscopy used as an analytical tool for enantioselective recognition of amino acids and (ii) examine the effectiveness of CPL spectroscopy as a probe into the existence of chiral metal-containing and organic structures. Please reach out to Prof. Muller to see what opportunities we currently have!