Welcome to Prof. Oliver Oeckler's group at the Institute for Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science.

Gruppenfoto AK Oeckler (Foto: H. Kohlmann)

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Examples of our synthesis (Figure: Dr. C. Benndorf)


The group’s research focuses on the synthesis, characterization and optimization of a broad range of solid-state compounds.

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Here you can find an overview of our research results published in international peer-review journals.

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Front Cover: Modular Principle for Complex Disordered Tetrahedral Frameworks in Quenched High-Pressure Phases of Phosphorus Oxide Nitrides (Chem. Eur. J. Volume 29, Issue 23)
Front Cover: A new modification of oxonium trimetaphosphimate monohydrate (ZAAC Volume 648, Issue 21)
Front Cover: Hall-effect Measurements and Transport Properties of Heterostructures in the Model System NiTe2-Sn12Sb2Te15 (ZAAC Volume 646, Issue 16)
Front Cover: Cobalt germanide precipitates indirectly improve the properties of thermoelectric germanium antimony tellurides (Journal of Materials Chemistry C Issue 37, 2019)
Front Cover: The Influence of Nanoscale Heterostructures on the Thermoelectric Properties of Bi-substituted Tl5Te3 (ZAAC Volume 643, Issue 6)
Front Cover: TAGS-related indium compounds and their thermoelectric properties – the solid solution series (GeTe)xAgInySb1−yTe2 (x = 1–12; y = 0.5 and 1) (Journal of Materials Chemistry A Issue 18, 2014)
Front Cover: Temperature dependent resonant X-ray diffraction of single-crystalline Ge2Sb2Te5 (CrystEngComm Issue 24, 2013)
Front Cover: From metastable to stable modifications— in situ Laue diffraction investigation of diffusion processes during the phase transitions of (GeTe)nSb2Te3 (6 < n < 15) crystals (ChemComm 2012)
Front Cover: Cluster Disorder and Ordering Principles in Al-Stabilized “LaI” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 25/2005)


Our group offers various teaching modules in the bachelor and master programs in chemistry. In the context of current research, we supervise bachelor, advanced and master theses on diverse topics in our working group.


Prof. Dr. Oliver Oeckler

Institute of inorganic chemistry and crystallography
Scharnhorststr. 20
04275 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-36251
Telefax: +49 341 97-36299

The institute building at Scharnhorststraße 20 is located about 3 km south of the city center and can be reached by streetcar lines 10 (direction Lößnig) and 11 (direction Markkleeberg-Ost) from the main station.