Professor Georg Mehl

Professor Georg Mehl

Professor of Organic and Materials Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Summary

Prof Georg Mehl joined the University of Hull as academic staff a Lecturer in 1997 and has been Professor for Organic and Materials Chemistry since 2010.

Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on piezoelectric LC polymers at the University, after completing his PhD at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

A facile synthesis of a room-temperature chiral discotic nematic liquid crystal based on pentaalkynylbenzene core

Yu, H., & Mehl, G. H. (in press). A facile synthesis of a room-temperature chiral discotic nematic liquid crystal based on pentaalkynylbenzene core. Liquid crystals, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2021.1900433

The interplay between spatial and heliconical orientational order in twist-bend nematic materials

Saha, R., Feng, C., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., Feng, J., Zhu, C., …Jakli, A. (2021). The interplay between spatial and heliconical orientational order in twist-bend nematic materials. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 23(7), 4055-4063. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cp06633h

Molecular biaxiality determines the helical structure - infrared measurements of the molecular order in the nematic twist-bend phase of difluoro terphenyl dimer

Merkel, K., Loska, B., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Kocot, A. (2021). Molecular biaxiality determines the helical structure - infrared measurements of the molecular order in the nematic twist-bend phase of difluoro terphenyl dimer. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 23(7), 4151-4160. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cp00187f

The role of intermolecular interactions in stabilizing the structure of the nematic twist-bend phase

Merkel, K., Loska, B., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Kocot, A. (2021). The role of intermolecular interactions in stabilizing the structure of the nematic twist-bend phase. RSC advances, 11(5), 2917-2925. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ra10481g

Two helices from one chiral centre – self organization of disc shaped chiral nanoparticles

Mehl, G. H., Yu, H., Qu, W., & Liu, F. (2020). Two helices from one chiral centre – self organization of disc shaped chiral nanoparticles. Chemical science, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sc05100d

Postgraduate supervision

emerging chirality

liquid crystals

functional naoparticles

Awards and prizes

Shaanxi Province "1000 talents" innovaton award

2018 - 2022

"LG Displays Mid Career Award

2016 - 2016

Honorary position

Visiting Professor

2018 - 2022

Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China

Journal editorial role

Member Editorial Board

2018

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Materials" Materials; ISSN 1996-1944

National/International learned society/body role

Chair, British Liquid Crystal Society

2017 - 2019

Chair, British Liquid Crystal Society

Member, Awards Committee , International Liquid Crystal Society

2016 - 2020

Member of the five person panel which selects the awardees for the awards given by the International Liquid Crystal Society

Member, management committee; ILCS

2016 - 2020

Member for the UK of the management panel of the International Liquid crystal Society

Scholarship role

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2016

Fellow, Higher Education Academy Recognition Reference: PR1 14994 I am not sure whether there is a public list of Fellows, but it can certainly be verified with the HEA