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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - SFB 1109

Bestowal of the Edith Flanigen Award 2016

The collaborative research center 1109 has bestowed the Edith Flanigen Award 2016 to Dr. A. Julia Stähler, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin.


Academic Background

Dr. Julia Stähler studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, graduating with a Diploma in 2004. Her subsequent PhD work was finished in 2007 and performed under the supervision of Martin Wolf and Uwe Bovensiepen. She moved to Andrea Cavalleri’s group at the University of Oxford in 2008 with a Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In this year, Dr. Stähler received the Klaus Tschira Prize for Understandable Science. In 2009, she became a group leader in the Physical Chemistry Department at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) in Berlin. Also, she worked as a visiting scientist in Hrvoje Petek’s group at the University of Pittsburgh as well as with Tony Heinz at Columbia University. In 2015, she was appointed Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader at the FHI and received the Gaede Prize 2016 of the German Vacuum Society.

Abb. Julia Stähler

Research Interests

In her research, she investigates ultrafast non-equilibrium dynamics after optical excitation in a wide range of fields: Electron- and exciton-transfer processes at  inorganic-organic hybrid systems, photo- and electron-induced chemical reactions at interfaces, elementary excitations at surfaces, and photoinduced phase transitions.



The award winner was honored at the 6th of October 2016 in the conference room of the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Berlin-Adlershof. Edith M. Flanigen herself congratulated the awardee. The celebrating lecture was held by Prof. Nicola Hüsing, Universität Salzburg.

Abb. Xenia Krüger