Asmis Group

Latest Press Release (18.12.2019)

Warneke joins WOI as a „Freigeist“

On January 1, 2020, Jonas Warneke's junior research group will start its work at the Wilhelm Ostwald Institute , equipped with a comfortable "Freigeist" fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation amounting to 1.8 million euros over the next five years.

We look forward to an exciting collaboration!

Press release 2019/254 from 18.12.2019

Most Recent News (05.03.2020)

Thesis Prize of the DGMS

Tim received the Wolfgang Paul Study Award 2020 of the German Mass Spectrometry Society for his doctoral thesis "A Cryogenic Mass Spectrometer for Action Spectroscopy of Single Nanoparticles". Congratulations!

Most Recent Publication

Electronic Action Spectroscopy on Single Nanoparticles in the Gas Phase
Benjamin Hoffmann, Tim K. Esser, Bernd Abel, and Knut R. Asmis
Letter in J. Phys. Chem. Lett., in press.


The Asmis Group focuses on the experimental characterization of the structure, reactivity and dynamics of clusters, nanoparticles and fluid surfaces using state-of-the-art mass spectrometric and laser spectroscopic methods  The central goal of our research is bridging the knowledge gap between isolated, nano-sized particles in the gas phase and the corresponding condensed phase systems. We are particularly interested in a molecular-level understanding of processes related to heterogeneous catalysis, aerosol formation, ion solvation and the formation, ripening and aging of oxide/water interfaces. 

In December 2014 Prof. Asmis and Dr. Reichelt launched the VCI-funded nano-ScienceLab. Its central goal is to familiarize chemistry students with nanoscience imaging techniques early on in their undergraduate studies.  

last modified: 13.07.2020

Asmis Group

Contact Information

Group Leader
Prof. Dr. Knut R. Asmis
Raum TA 436
Linnéstr. 3
D-04103 Leipzig

Phone: 0341-97 36421

Frau Kerstin Schleinitz

Phone: 0341 97-36500
Fax: 0341 97-36399

Postal Address
Universität Leipzig
Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Linnéstr. 2
D-04103 Leipzig