Magali Lingenfelder

PH H1 457 (Bâtiment PH)
Station 3
CH-1015 Lausanne


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Unit: CCE

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Fields of expertise

Artificial photosynthesis,  operando surface science at solid/liquid interfaces.  BioNanoarchitectonics, Self-assembly, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Chirality, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, 2D materials. 


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Selected Publications

• Bart Stel, Ilja Gunkel, Xiaodan Gu, Thomas P. Russell, James J. De Yoreo, and Magalí Lingenfelder
“Contrasting Chemistry of Block Copolymer Films Controls the Dynamics of Protein Self-Assembly at the Nanoscale” ACS Nano (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b08013
• 2018 “Celebrating Excellence in Research: 100 Women of Chemistry”
• Bart Stel, Fernando Cometto, Behzad Rad, James J. De Yoreo and Magalí Lingenfelder
Dynamically resolved self-assembly of S-layer proteins on solid surfaces
Chemical Communications 54(73)(2018) DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04597F
Invited Contribution to the collection: Scanning probe frontiers in molecular 2D-architecture world
• Fernando P. Cometto, Zhi Luo, Shun Zhao, Jimena A. Olmos-Asar, Marcelo M. Mariscal, Quy Ong, Klaus Kern, Francesco Stellacci, and Magalí Lingenfelder
On the van der Waals interactions of n-alkanethiol-covered Surfaces: From planar to curved surfaces Angewandte Chemie (2017) DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708735
• F. Cometto, K. Frank, B. Stel, N. Arisnabarreta, K. Kern, and M. Lingenfelder
The STM bias voltage-dependent polymorphism of a binary supramolecular network
Chem.Commun. 53, 11430-11432 (2017)
• J. D. Fuhr, L.J. Cristina, L.M. Rodríguez, M.W. van der Meijden, R. M. Kellogg, J. E. Gayone, H. Ascolani, Magalí Lingenfelder
Chiral expression of adsorbed (MP) 5-Amino [6] helicenes: from random structures to dense racemic crystals by surface alloying.
Chemical Communications 2016; 53(1). DOI:10.1039/C6CC06785A.
Invited Contribution to the special collection on Chirality at the Nanoscale.
• Fernando P Cometto, Klaus Kern, Magalí Lingenfelder
Local Conformational Switching of Supramolecular Networks at the Solid/Liquid Interface.
ACS Nano 2015; 9(5). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.5b01658
• Rico Gutzler, Sebastian Stepanow, Doris Grumelli, Magalı́ Lingenfelder, Klaus Kern (Review article)
Mimicking Enzymatic Active Sites on Surfaces for Energy Conversion Chemistry.
Accounts of Chemical Research 2015; 48(7). DOI:10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00172
• Shern-Long Lee, Yuan Fang, Gangamallaiah Velpula, Fernando P Cometto, Magalí Lingenfelder, Klaus Müllen, Kunal S Mali, Steven De Feyter
Reversible Local and Global Switching in Multicomponent Supramolecular Networks: Controlled Guest Release and Capture at the Solution/Solid Interface.
ACS Nano 2015; 9(12). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.5b06081
• Hugo Ascolani, Maarten van de Meijden, Lucila J. Cristina, J. Esteban Gayone, Richard M. Kellogg, Javier D. Fuhr, Magalí Lingenfelder
Van der Waals interactions in the self-assembly of 5-amino [6]helicene on Cu(100) and Au(111).
Chemical Communications 2014; 50(90). DOI:10.1039/C4CC04338C.
Invited Contribution to the special collection on Scanning Probe Studies of Molecular Systems. Highlighted in Chimia
• Magalí Lingenfelder, Ángela Bejarano‐Villafuerte, Maarten W. van der Meijden, Richard M. Kellogg, David B. Amabilino
Localised Crystallization of Enantiomeric Organic Compounds on Chiral Micro-patterns from Various Organic Solutions.
Chemistry - A European Journal 2014; 20(33). DOI:10.1002/chem.201303062
• Yeliang Wang, Magalí Lingenfelder, Stefano Fabris, Guido Fratesi, Riccardo Ferrando, Thomas Classen, Klaus Kern, Giovanni Costantini
Programming Hierarchical Supramolecular Nanostructures by Molecular Design.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013; 117:3440. DOI:10.1021/jp309566s
• Pietro Gambardella, Sebastian Stepanow, Alexandre Dmitriev, Jan Honolka, Frank M F de Groot, Magalí Lingenfelder, Subhra Sen Gupta, D D Sarma, Peter Bencok, Stefan Stanescu, Sylvain Clair, Stéphane Pons, Nian Lin, Ari P Seitsonen, Harald Brune, Johannes V Barth, Klaus Kern
Supramolecular control of the magnetic anisotropy in two-dimensional high-spin Fe arrays at a metal interface.
Nature Materials 2009; 8(3), DOI:10.1038/nmat2376
• Yeliang Wang, Magalí Lingenfelder, Thomas Classen, Giovanni Costantini, Klaus Kern
Ordering of Dipeptide Chains on Cu Surfaces through 2D Cocrystallization.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008; 129(51), DOI:10.1021/ja075118v
• Magalí Lingenfelder, Giulia Tomba, Giovanni Costantini, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Alessandro De Vita, Klaus Kern
Tracking the Chiral Recognition of Adsorbed Dipeptides at the Single-Molecule Level.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2007; 46(24). (VIP and Cover) DOI:10.1002/anie.200700194
• Ari P Seitsonen, Magalí Lingenfelder, Hannes Spillmann, Alexandre Dmitriev, Sebastian Stepanow, Nian Lin, Klaus Kern, Johannes V Barth
Density Functional Theory Analysis of Carboxylate-Bridged Diiron Units in Two-Dimensional Metal−Organic Grids.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006; 128(17)., DOI:10.1021/ja060180y
• Sebastian Stepanow, Magalí Lingenfelder, Alexandre Dmitriev, Hannes Spillmann, Erik Delvigne, Nian Lin, Xiaobin Deng, Chengzhi Cai, Johannes V Barth, Klaus Kern
Steering molecular organization and host-guest interactions using two-dimensional nanoporous coordination systems.
Nature Materials 2004; 3(4)., DOI:10.1038/nmat1088
• Magalí A Lingenfelder, Hannes Spillmann, Alexandre Dmitriev, Sebastian Stepanow, Nian Lin, Johannes V Barth, Klaus Kern
Towards Surface-Supported Supramolecular Architectures: Tailored Coordination Assembly of 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylate and Fe on Cu(100).
Chemistry 2004; 10(8)., DOI:10.1002/chem.200305589

More Publications: on Google Scholar

• PhD.Thesis Bart Stel. EPFL 2018. “In situ Studies of Peptide and Protein Assemblies at the Solid-Liquid Interface Hierarchical Self-Assembly, Dynamics and Functional Properties”

• PhD.Thesis Daniel Hurtado. EPFL 2018. “Design of Surface-Supported Bio-inspired Networks for CO2 and O2 Activation at Room Temperature”

• PhD.Thesis Adil Acun. U Twente 2017. “The growth and characterization of silicene, germanene and hexagonal boron nitride”

• Msc.Thesis. Radovan Vanta.Metal-organic coordination networks at the liquid-solid interface , EPFL 2015.

• MSc.Thesis. Bart Stel. “CO2 sequestration using bacterial surface layers””
. University of Twente. LBNL Berkeley and EPFL 2013.


We inspire from Nature to design nanostructured materials. We follow their dynamics and reactivity under operando conditions, atom by atom. We work at the interface between Physics, Chemistry and Material Sciences, exploring new concepts and mechanisms at the nanoscale.