Prof. Dr. Swetlana Schauermann

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Curriculum Vitae

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

09/2013 – 03/2015
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

07/2007 – 08/2013  and  06/2005 – 01/2006
Workgroup Leader of the Molecular Beam Group, Department of Chemical Physics (H.-J. Freund), Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Plank-Gesellschaft, Berlin

05/2012 – 03/2015
Lecturer (Ger: Privatdozent) of Physical Chemistry at Free University, Berlin


Postdoctoral positions

04/2007 – 06/2007
Visiting Scientist at the Chemistry Department, Washington University, Seattle, USA, Research Group of Prof. C.T. Campbell

02/2006 – 01/2007
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

01/2001 – 12/2002 und 01/2004 – 06/2005
PhD at Fritz-Haber-Institute der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Department of Chemical Physics (H.-J. Freund)


Scientific Awards and Grants

09/2013:   Independent Research Group in the scope of Minerva-Program of the Max-Planck-Society

09/2013:   ERC Starting Grant 2013 „Enantioselective Reactions on Model Chirally Modified Surfaces”

05/2012 :  Dozentenstipendium des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Fellowship of the Association of Chemical Industry)

03/2011:   Academia Net Selectee Excellent women academics portal of the Robert Bosch Foundation, Spektrum der Wissenschaft and Nature

03/2011:   Jochen-Block-Prize of the German Catalytic Society

08/2008:   Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Foundation - Excellence and Leadership Program “Fast Track”

07/2006:   Otto-Hahn-Medal 2005 of the Max-Planck-Society for PhD Project.


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