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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

1972

Diploma in Chemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin

1974

Dr. rer. nat., Humboldt University, Berlin

1985

Dr. sc. nat., Academy of Sciences, Berlin

Professional Experience

1973 – 1976

Teaching Staff, Humboldt University, Berlin

1977 – 1991

Research Staff, Central Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences, Berlin

1990 – 1991

BIOSYM Technologies, San Diego/USA

1992 – 1996

Max Planck Society; Head of the Quantum Chemistry Group at Humboldt University

1993 – 2017

Full Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at Humboldt University

2017 –

Senior Researcher, Humboldt University

1999 – 2011

Chairman, Center of Collaborative Research 546 "Aggregates of Transition Metal Oxides"

2009 - 2017

Research area coordinator, executive board member, Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”

Academic Service
Humboldt University

1998 – 2000

Managing director, Institute of Chemistry

2000 – 2004

Board of Trustees

2008 – 2010

Academic Senat
BBAW - Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly Prussian Academy of Sciences)

2002 – 2005

“Sekretar”, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

2011 –

Member of the Council

2014 –

Member of the Board
German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (DBG)

2015 – 2016

Elected Chairman (1. Vorsitzender)

2017 – 2018

Vice Chairman (2. Vorsitzender)

Honors and Awards

1972

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

1982

"Friedrich-Wöhler-Preis", Chemical Society of East-Germany (GDR)

1991

"Dozentenstipendium" of the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie"

1991

Chemistry Award of the 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, University of Warsaw and Polish Chemical Society

2010

Liebig-Denkmünze, Society of German Chemists (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

Medal, Class of Physical Sciences, Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna

2018

Honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus-Senftenberg

2018

Foreign Member, Royal Society, London/UK

2019

Schrödinger medal 2019, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists

Visiting Professorships and Lectureships

1998

Alexander von Humboldt-Award, Belgian National Fonds 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

2015

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

Committees, Review Boards (Selection)

1997 –

Funds of the Chemical Industry, Research Committee

1998 – 2003

Minerva-Foundation, Centre Committee

2012 –

Minerva-Foundation, Centre Committee

2004 – 2010

German Research Foundation, Committee on Computer Systems

2004 – 2012

German Research Foundation, Review Board "Chemical Solid State Research"

2008 – 2018

European Research Council, Advanced Grant, Panel member and chair

2015 –

Hückel-Preis Committee, Society of German Chemists (GDCh)

2017 –

Dioscuri Centers of Excellence, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Scientific Committee, Chair

2018 –

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

Scientific advisory boards

1996 – 2004

Lise Meitner Minerva Centre for Computational Chemistry, Jerusalem-Haifa

1999 – 2003

Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Research Centre

1999 – 2012

Max Planck Institute of Coal Research, Mülheim/Ruhr

2004 – 2016

Alfried Krupp Kolleg, Greifswald University

2007 – 2017

Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing, Board of Trustees

2010 –

Friede-Springer-Stiftung, Berlin

2010 –

Thomas Young Center, London

2012 –

Nanoporous Materials Genome Center, University of Minnesota

2013 –

UK Catalysis Hub (EPSRC)

2014 – 2018

EFRC Center for Gas Separation, UC Berkeley

2014 –

EFRC, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design, University of Minnesota

2016 –

Charles University Center of Advanced Materials, Prague

Journals

1999 – 2015

Advisory Board "Physical Chemistry - Chemical Physics"

2015 –

Ownership 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 –

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 >380 (Google Scholar)
Invited Lectures >480
Doctoral students 24

 

Teaching

Lectures within the chemistry curriculum
Lectures within other curricula
Special lectures

in parentheses: last term during which this course was given