Prof. Dr. Swetlana Schauermann

Curriculum Vitae 


Professional Experience

since 04/2015
W2 Professor of Physical Chemistry, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel


09/13 – 03/15
Head of the independent research group in the scope of Minerva-Program of the Max-Planck-Society, Department of Chemical Physics, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Plank-Gesellschaft, Berlin


07/07 – 08/13
and 06/05 – 01/06

Workgroup Leader of the Molecular Beam Group, Department of Chemical Physics (Director Prof. Dr. H.-J. Freund), Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Plank-Gesellschaft, Berlin


05/12 – 03/1
Lecturer (Ger: Privatdozent) of Physical Chemistry at Free University, Berlin


Postdoctoral positions
04/07 – 06/07
Visiting Scientist at the Chemistry Department, Washington University, Seattle, USA, Research Group of Prof. C.T. Campbell


02/06 – 01/07
Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Research Group of Prof. R.M. Lambert



Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the Free-University Berlin
Habilitationthesis: “Interaction of Gas Phase Molecules with Nanostructured Model Supported Catalysts”


PhD degree from the Humboldt-University Berlin


01/01 – 12/02
und 01/04 – 06/05

PhD student at Fritz-Haber-Institute der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Department of Chemical Physics (Prof. Dr. H.-J. Freund)


Scientific Awards and Grants

Independent Research Group in the scope of Minerva-Program of the Max-Planck-Society


ERC Starting Grant 2013 „Enantioselective Reactions on Model Chirally Modified Surfaces”


05/12 – 05/17
Dozentenstipendium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Fellowship of the Association of Chemical Industry)


Academia Net Selectee Excellent women academics portal of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Spektrum der Wissenschaft and Nature


Jochen-Block-Prize of the German Catalytic Society


08/08 – 09/10
Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Foundation - Excellence and Leadership Program “Fast Track”


Otto-Hahn-Medal 2005 of the Max-Planck-Society for PhD Project.


Statistical Information

Publications in refereed international journals: ~70; h-index: 25 (PhD 2005); citations: > 1600; invited presentation ~ 50