Dr Simon Krause is a chemist working at the intersection of organic, inorganic, physical, and materials chemistry. He studied chemistry at the University of Nottingham (UK) and Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). In 2019 he obtained his PhD at TU Dresden under the supervision of Prof Stefan Kaskel in the field of negative gas adsorption of flexible metal-organic frameworks. From 2019-2020 he worked in the filed of light-driven molecular motors and switches as a Feodor Lynen post-doctoral research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation in the group of Prof Ben Feringa at the University of Groningen (Nl). Since 2021 he is a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (Ger) supported by a Liebig Fellowship researching in the field of framework-embedded molecular machines. If not in the lab you can find him on a lacrosse field, slamming about science or behind a camera.