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Axel Drefahl

  • Ph. D.
  • Founder and cheminformatician
  • Axeleratio
  • 19PublicationsNumber of items in Axel's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers


Axel is the founder of the CurlySMILES project with the goal to extend cheminformatics into new domains of (supramolecular) chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. Axel's past and current research activities include chemical modeling, molecular graph theory, molecular similarity and structure-based, rational design of materials and processes within the sustainable-chemistry context.

Recent publications

  • Compound-based access to chemical publications and data in the ThermoML Bibliography

    • A. Drefahl
  • Reynoldsia sandwicensis and Reynoldsia pleiosperma of the English ivy family

    • A. Drefahl

Professional experience

Founder and cheminformatician


October 2010 - Present

Sr. Research Affiliate/Cheminformatics and modeling of photovoltaic materials

Owens Technology, Inc.

January 2001 - September 2010(10 years)

Research Affiliate and Teaching

Technical University of Freiberg (Bergakademie)

November 1995 - October 2000(5 years)

Postdoctoral research affiliate/consultant

Stanford Universty/Terman Engineering Center

July 1989 - July 1995(6 years)


Ph. D. "Doktor der Naturwissenschaften"

Technical University of Munich

December 1988 - Present

Diplom Chemiker

Georg-August University

September 1976 - July 1984(8 years)

Followers (2)

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