Prof. Dr. Bernd Abel

Professional Career

2012 - Director of the Chemical Department of the Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification (IOM) in Leipzig and Chair for Chemical Engineering of Polymers (W3) at the Department of Chemistry and Mineralogy of the Universität Leipzig, bridge professorship and joint appointment of the University and the IOM
2010 - 2012 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy of the University of Leipzig
2010 - Director of the Ostwald Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University Leipzig
2008 - 2012 Full Professor (Chair for Physical Chemistry and Reaction Dynamics, W3) at the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy of the University of Leipzig
2002 - 2008 Associate Professor (apl) in the Physical Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Georg-August University Göttingen
1994 - 2008 Permanent research staff member at the Institute for Physical Chemistry of the University Göttingen and <br><br>Leader of a research group in the department "Spectroscopy and Photochemical Kinetics" of the Max-Planck-Institute for biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen
1993 - 1999 Habilitation and venia legendi in Physical chemistry, University of Göttingen
1990 PhD-Thesis (University Göttingen, with Prof. J. Troe), summa cum laude
1982 - 1986 Studies of Chemistry in Göttingen, Diploma 1986 ("sehr gut")

Training and Research Stays Abroad

2009 Visiting professor at the Chemistry Department of the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
2007 Guest Professor at the Chemistry Department of the University of California at Irvine (UCI), USA
1990 - 1993 Associated reseach fellow in the George-Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory at MIT, Fellow of the German Science Foundation (DFG), Host: Prof. J. I. Steinfeld

Professional Activities and Memberships

2005 - 2008 Editor of Central European Journal of Chemistry
sice 2008 Member of the advisory board of the Institute of Biotechnology (IBT) Göttingen
since 2003 Founder of Microliquids GmbH
2007 - 2010 Principal Investigator and Mentor of the Courant- Center "Nano-Spectroscopy and X-ray Imaging" of the Excellence Initiative of the University of Göttingen
since 2007 Member of the graduate school „Physics and Advanced Microscopy of Biological Systems“ of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB).
1996 - 2003 Principal Investigator in the SFB 357 „Molekular Mechanisms of Unimolecular Processes
2002 - 2011 Member of the graduate school GK782 “Spectroscopy and dynamics of molecular aggregates, chains, coils, and networks”
2007 - 2011 Principal investigator in the SFB 755 ”Nanoscale Photonic Imaging”,<br>Steering Committee member until 2008
2009 - 2012 Associated member of the Graduate School BuildMoNa
since 2009 Member of the Top Level Research Area 1 of the University of Leipzig within the Research Academy Leipzig RAL (PbF1)
since 2009 Vertrauensdozent der Deutschen Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie
since 2010 Editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie
since 2011 Member of the Virtual Institute for Energy Research (VIER) in Leipzig
since 2011 Principal investigator in the SFB-TR 102 "Polymers under multiple constraints: restricted and controlled molecular order and mobility", <br>Steering Committee member
since 2011 Associated PI and Mentor of the Courant- Center "Nano-Spectroscopy and X-ray Imaging" of the Excellence Initiative of the University of Göttingen
since 2012 Elected member of the DFG Fachkollegium 303 "Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie"
since 2012 PI of the Leibniz Graduate School for Clouds, Aerosol & Radiation: Mineral Dust

Research Awards & Distinctions

Sir Harold Thompson Memorial Award, Elsevier Science, 1999

Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Prize of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, 2001

Göttingen Innovation Prize (one out of three), 2007

Forschungsstipendium der DFG, 1990-1992

Habilitandenstipendium der DFG 1992-1993  

letzte Änderung: 31.03.2015

Contact

Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung (IOM) Abteilung Chemie
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