Gabriela Mera

Dr. rer. nat. Gabriela Mera

+49 6151 16-21618
+49 6151 16-21623

Otto-Berndt-Straße 3
64287 Darmstadt

Office: L1|08 404

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Research Interests

  • Low-dimensional nanocarbon-based materials
  • Polymer and organometallic chemistry
  • Polymer-derived ceramics
  • Sol-gel science
  • High-temperature ceramics
  • Metal carbodiimides
  • Metal and nonmetal oxynitrides

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Awards and Honours

Selected Publications

A. Ott, S. Rogg, S. Lauterbach, H.-J. Kleebe, C. Hess, G. Mera*, “Novel 0D-Nanocarbon-Silica Ceramic Composites: Sol-Gel-Synthesis and High-Temperature Evolution”, Dalton Transactions 2020, doi: 10.1039/D0DT01016B

G. Mera*, P. Kroll, I. Ponomarev, J. Chen, K. Morita, M. Liesegang, E. Ionescu, A. Navrotsky, “Metal-Catalyst-Free Access to Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes/Silica Nanocomposites (MWCNT/SiO2) from a Single-Source Precursor”, Dalton Transactions 2019, 48, 11018-11033, doi: 10.1039/C9DT01783F.

X. Wang, G. Mera*, K. Morita, E. Ionescu, “Synthesis of polymer-derived graphene/silicon nitride-based nanocomposites with tunable dielectric properties“, J. Ceram. Soc. Jp. 2016, 124[10], 981-988.

C. Hintze, K. Morita, R. Riedel, E. Ionescu, G. Mera*, “Facile sol–gel synthesis of reduced graphene oxide/silica nanocomposites”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2016, 36(12), 2923–2930

G. Mera*, R. Ishikawa, E. Ionescu, Y. Ikuhara, R. Riedel, “Atomic-Scale Assessment of the Crystallization Onset in Silicon Carbonitride”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2015, 35, 3355-3362

G. Mera, M. Gallei, S. Bernard, E. Ionescu, “Ceramic Nanocomposites from Tailor-Made Preceramic Polymers”, Nanomaterials 2015, 5(2), 468-540.

G. Mera*, A. Navrotsky, S. Sen, H.-J. Kleebe, R. Riedel, “Polymer-Derived SiCN and SiOC Ceramics – Structure and Energetics at the Nanoscale”, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 3826-3836.

S. Widgeon, G. Mera, Y. Gao, E. Stoyanov, S. Sen, A. Navrotsky, R. Riedel, “Nanostructure and Energetics of Carbon-Rich SiCN Ceramics Derived from Polysilylcarbodiimides: Role of Nanodomains Interfaces”, Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 1181-1191.

R. M. Prasad, G. Mera*, K. Morita, M. Müller, H.-J. Kleebe, C. Fasel, R. Riedel, “Thermal decomposition of carbon-rich polymer-derived silicon carbonitrides leading to ceramics with high specific surface area and tunable micro- and mesoporosity”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2012, 32[2], 477-484.

P. Colombo, G. Mera, R. Riedel, G. D. Soraru, “Polymer-derived ceramics: 40 years of research and innovation in advanced ceramics”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2010, 93(7), 1805-1837.

G. Mera*, A. Tamayo, H. Nguyen, S. Sen, R. Riedel, “Nanodomain structure of carbon-rich silicon carbonitride polymer-derived ceramics”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2010, 93(4), 1169-1175.

G. Mera*, R. Riedel, F. Poli, K. Müller, „Carbon-rich SiCN ceramics derived from phenyl-containing poly(silylcarbodiimides)”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2009, 29(13), 2873-2883.

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