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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - Quantenchemie der Festkörper/ Katalyse

 

 


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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim Sauer 

Humboldt-Universität, Institut für Chemie
Unter den Linden 6. 10117 Berlin
Email: js@chemie.hu-berlin.de
tel. +493020937135
FAX +49-30-20937136

January 2019

Curriculum Vitae for Joachim Sauer

 

Nationality German Date of birth 19/04/1949

 

Education and Academic degrees

1967 - 1972

Chemistry Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin

1972

Diploma in Chemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin

1974

Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude), Humboldt University, Berlin

1985

Dr. sc. nat. Academy of Sciences, Berlin

Post-doctoral experience

1978 – 1985

R. Zahradnik, Heyrovsky Institute, Prague (12 month)

1988 – 1989

R. Ahlrichs, University of Karlsruhe (6 month)
Professional chronology

1973 – 1976

Humboldt University, Berlin
1977 – 1991 Academy of Sciences, Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Berlin
1990 – 1991 BIOSYM Technologies, San Diego/USA, Deputy Technical Director, Catalysis and Sorption
1992 – 1996 Max Planck Society; Head of the Quantum Chemistry Group at Humboldt University, Berlin
1993 – 2017 Professor (C4) of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Humboldt University, Berlin
2017 – Senior Researcher, Humboldt University
Academic Service

1998 – 2000
Humboldt University Berlin
Managing director, Institute of Chemistry
2008 – 2010 Academic Senat

1999 – 2011

German Research Foundation (DFG)
Chair, Centre of Collaborative Research 546
"Aggregates of Transition Metal Oxides"

2007 – 2017 Executive board member, Cluster of Excellence UNICAT
2014 – 2017 Vice-chair, Centre of Collaborative Research 1109
"Metal-oxide/Water Systems at the Molecular Scale"

2002 – 2005
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)
"Sekretar" Class of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
2001 – 2007 Member of the Council
2011 – 2020 Member of the Council
2014 – 2020 Member of the Board
2014 – Chair, Medal committee

2014 – 2015
German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG)
Vice chair of Board
2015 – 2016 Elected Chair of Board (1. Vorsitzender)

2013 –

Academia Europaea, Section Committee Chemistry
2015 – German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Deputy Senator and Representative of Chemistry Section
2018 – Royal Society, Sectional Committee Chemistry
Honors and Awards

1972

“Johann-Gottlieb-Fichte-Preis", Humboldt University, Berlin

1982

"Friedrich-Wöhler-Preis", Chemical Society of the GDR

1991

"Dozentenstipendium", Funds of the Chemical Industry

1991

Chemistry Award, Academy of Sciences of Göttingen

1995

Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly Prussian Academy of Sciences)

2005

External Scientific Member, Fritz-Haber-Institut, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

2007

Member, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2009

Member, Academia Europaea

2009

Honorary membership, Israel Chemical Society

2009

Kolos Medal and Lecture Award, Warsaw University and Polish Chemical Society

2010

Liebig-Denkmünze, German Chemical Society (GDCh)

2013

Honorary Doctorate (DSc), University College London

2015

Francis Gault Lectureship Award, Europ. Fed. Catalysis Societies

2016

Member, European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)
2018 Dr. h.c., Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

2018

Foreign Member, Royal Society, London/UK

2019

Schrödinger medal 2019, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists

2020 Bunsen Medal (German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry - DBG)
Visiting Professorships and Lectureships

1998

Alexander von Humboldt-Award, Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research

2009

Professor invité, University Piere et Marie Curie, Paris

2010

Lawrence J. Schaad Lectureship, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, USA

2012

Paul Ratnasamy Lectureship, National Chem. Lab., Pune, India

2012

GdCH-SCG Heilbronner-Hückel-Lecture Series, Switzerland

2013

Charles A. Coulson Lecture, University of Athens, Georgia

2013

Miller-Visiting Professorship, UC Berkeley, California

2015

V.N. Ipatieff Lectureship, Northwestern University, Evanston/IL

2019 Hershel and Hilda Rich Visiting Professor, Technion, Haifa
Review Committees and Boards

1998 – 2003

Minerva-Foundation, Centre Committee

2012 – 2019

Minerva-Foundation, Centre Committee
2002 – 2008 North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN), Scientific Committee

2002 – 2010

German Research Foundation, Committee on Computer Systems

2004 – 2012

German Research Foundation, Review Board "Chemical Solid State Research"
2006 – 2013 "Wilhelmy-Klung-Weberbank-Preis", Selection Committee
2007 Computational Science and Engineering Laboratory Daresbury, UK
2008 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, FIAS
2008, 2016 Chemistry Department, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2008 – 2018

European Research Council, Advanced Grant, Panel member and chair
2009 University College London, Chemistry Department
2010 – 2011 ANR Labex Review Committee, France
2015 Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Research Eval., Chemistry Panel

2015 – 2019

"Erich-Hückel-Preis", Selection Committee, Society of German Chemists (GDCh)
1997 – Funds of the Chemical Industry, Research Committee

2017 –

Chair, Scientific Committee, Dioscuri Centers of Excellence, Max Planck Society, Scientific Committee, Chair

2018 –

"Otto-Hahn-Preis", Selection Committee, Society of German Chemists (GDCh)

Board of Trustees

2000 – 2004

Humboldt University, Berlin
2007 – 2017 Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany
2010 – Friede-Springer-Stiftung, Berlin
Scientific advisory boards

1999 – 2003

Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Research Centre

1999 – 2012

Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim/Ruhr

2004 – 2016

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald

2010 – 2013

Thomas Young Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials, London
2014 – 2018 EFRC, Center for Gas Separation, UC Berkeley

2012 –

Nanoporous Materials Genome Center, University of Minnesota

2013 –

Chair, UK Catalysis Hub (EPSRC)

2014 –

EFRC, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, University of Minnesota

2016 –

Charles University Center of Advanced Materials - CUCAM, Prague

Journals

1999 – 2015

Advisory Board "Physical Chemistry - Chemical Physics"

2000 – 2005

Advisory Board "Chemistry of Materials"

2009 – 2016

Advisory Board “ChemCatChem”

2013

Advisory Board “Catalysis Letters”, “Topics in Catalysis”
2015 – Ownership Board "Physical Chemistry - Chemical Physics"

2015 –

Editor “Journal of Catalysis”

2016 –

Advisory Board “Journal of the American Chemical Society”

Scientific Autobiography

see J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123 (13), 7521-7526.

Publications >390 (Google Scholar)
Invited Lectures >498
Doctoral students 24

 

Teaching, selection, not up-to-date

Lectures within the chemistry curriculum
Lectures within other curricula
Special lectures

in parentheses: last term during which this course was given